Date:29/07/12

Cornelius Muatha

I was a quiet, easy-going boy aged 16 when I first met a Navigator. Having been raised in a family of seven, with strong Christian values, and led to the Lord by my sister, I was quite active in church. Yet my heart longed for more than just the charisma and hype I found in my local church. Little did I know that this longing would be a turning point in my pursuit for a growing walk with God. Many years have gone by since that encounter, and the love, the comfort, the fellowship in the Spirit, the encouragement (as Philippians 2:1-2 puts it), that I have received, has stirred in my heart an ever growing burden to reach out and serve others.

I see that young easy-going boy in many students today, searching as I was and longing for something more. My heart is moved with compassion for them. And as I work with the students at College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences (CAVS), University of Nairobi (UON), 2 Timothy 2:2 continues to be a guide for me; “And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men whowill also be qualified to teach others”. My responsibility is to pass to the next generation of faithful men, in a way that will ensure that they too pass it to the next.

I am trusting God that the students that I’m involved with will grow into oaks of righteousness (Isaiah 61:3)

Cornelius Muatha,
University of Nairobi, CAVS