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What we should do when we are down

By Revd Abraham Koech, Kenya
Abraham Koech is a senior Africa Inland Church pastor and Vice Principle of Kapsabet Bible College in Kenya. He shared his most recent sermon with us, full of reflections from Isaiah 6 and explains how this passage resonates in the current crisis.
It was a down time for Isaiah and the people of Judah when king […]

By |August 3rd, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What we should do when we are down

The view from Tanzania

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By Rev Heavenlight Luoga, North-west Tanzania
Unlike most African countries, the Tanzanian government did not announce a strict lockdown. Churches, mosques, and other religious buildings have remained open for worshippers, although schools, sports and other gatherings deemed unnecessary were closed until June. From Karagwe, a […]

By |July 2nd, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The view from Tanzania

Lockdown, locust and landslide in Kenya

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By Rev Shadrack Koma, Western Kenya

Western Kenya has faced a triple-hit in recent months. Besides the significant impacts of the lockdown on jobs, incomes and livelihoods, the area has been badly affected by locust swarms and landslides. Revd Shadrack Koma from the AIC North […]

By |July 2nd, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Lockdown, locust and landslide in Kenya

We will pick up where we left off…

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By Rev Lloyd Chizenga, Southern Malawi
One of APF’s projects that has been paused due to coronavirus lockdown restrictions on gatherings is the Growing Greener agriculture project run by New Life Christian Church in Malawi. Revd Lloyd Chizenga reports on how the church network was […]

By |July 2nd, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on We will pick up where we left off…

Faith in action in Rwanda

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By Rev Mutagoma Japhet, Northern Rwanda

In Rwanda, heavy rain and landslides have made life even more challenging for rural communities already struggling through one of Africa’s stricter Covid-19 lockdowns. Revd Mutagoma Japhet from the small rural Eglise Evangélique de la Bonne Volonté au Rwanda […]

By |July 2nd, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Faith in action in Rwanda

Joy and Generosity in Uganda

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By Rev Francis Esomu, Eastern Uganda

Revd Francis Esomu is principal of Atirir Bible School in rural Teso Region, east Uganda. His theological reflection on the impact of the coronavirus lockdown highlights how joy and generosity can overcome disaster.

Here in Uganda we have been overwhelmed […]

By |July 2nd, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Joy and Generosity in Uganda

An invitation to join APF for our 2nd online supporters’ gathering.

Join our 2nd online gathering for friends and supporters by clicking on this link:

We’ll be online from about 9:45 if you’d like to test you mic and speakers.
The call will use Zoom which does not normally require you to log in or download additional software. 

By |April 20th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on An invitation to join APF for our 2nd online supporters’ gathering.

Responding to Covid-19

By Revd Dave Stedman, CEO

     

Coronavirus is both close to home and far away – but the poorer the nation the greater the risk.

As we immerse ourselves in hand sanitiser, stockpile loo roll and bulk purchase ventilators the plight of our friends in Africa is largely unreported. Ironically, for many in the developing world […]

By |March 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Responding to Covid-19

African Christianity and the Environment

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By Geoff Holder, APF Projects Coordinator

Most charities, mission agencies and international development organisations now recognise that it is essential to account for environmental factors when designing projects and initiatives in Africa. At APF, we’re led by our African partners, aiming to strengthen and support […]

By |March 27th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on African Christianity and the Environment

eVitabu Expansion in Western Kenya

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By Rev Daniel Odour Gwara, Western Kenya

Daniel Odour Gwara coordinates Renewal Ministries, an ecumenical gathering of Christian leaders in western Kenya. Daniel attended the first eVitabu stakeholders conference and in 2018 became one of the pilot users. Since then, Daniel has become one of […]

By |March 27th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on eVitabu Expansion in Western Kenya