This Is How Daystar Community Commits Semester To God

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Students, staff and faculty gathered in different prayer groups, to pray for different departmental needs and requests

As is the norm, Daystar University faculty, staff and students interrupted the regular business on Thursday February 4, 2016 to seek God in prayer, for the January semester.

The prayers were held on both Nairobi and Athi River campuses. In Athi River campus, the University Chaplain Rev. Steve Nduto gave the opening remarks stating that the Prayer Day is one of those things that make Daystar University unique. “I have never heard of any other university that sets apart a day for prayer,” he remarked. “There are things that will not happen without prayer and fasting,” said Rev Nduto as he stressed the importance of prayer and fasting.

The speaker of the day, Pst. Simon Mbevi of Mavuno Church drew his sermon from Psalm 27: 1-10, entitled “Father Mother wounds.” Pst Mbevi illustrated that there is no perfect parent. “If a mother or a father rejects you, forgive them, reconcile or take your frustrations to God our heavenly Father, who is perfect.” He further added that fathers are prophets who speak into our lives. “In a parent we look for acceptance, affection and affirmation. There is a little girl or boy inside us, reaching out for a hand,” he explained. Pst Mbevi is an accomplished author, a husband, a father and also the Director of Transform Nations, a platform to equip leaders to spearhead societal change in the country.

Students, staff and faculty gathered in different prayer groups, to pray for different departmental needs and requests
Students, staff and faculty gathered in different prayer groups, to pray for different departmental needs and requests

Meanwhile in Nairobi Campus the speaker for the day was Pastor Terry Gobanga from the Stones to Rubies Ministries Church in Laiser-Hill Rongai. She gave an inspiring sermon on “Forgiving the Unforgivable,” drawn from the book of Luke 23:32-46 shed light on the power of forgiveness. “You need to have an encounter with the King regardless of how much you are hurting,” she encouraged, adding that the reason we are not able to forgive is because of pride. Pst. Terry gave a testimony of how she was raped and stabbed on the morning of her wedding, and how after she finally got married, lost her husband 29 days later. Despite it all, she overcame self-pity and despair, forgave the culprits and later found love again. She emphasized that the power of forgives comes with the remembrance of what happened at the cross.

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After the sermons a time of dedicated prayers were held on both campuses. The worshipers were divided into prayer groups which offered prayers for departmental requests, followed by a celebration of the Holy Communion. Prayers for the Evening programme will be held on Friday 5th 2016.

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