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Times are changing — and for the better? Recently I listened with excitement and wonder as a preacher urged his audience to make a vow with themselves to assist someone in need. The pastor went ahead to discuss what he called the chances of living a virtuous life. He himself, he said, was in charge of bursaries in the church. “I have never taken a bursary for my child! Yet I have children in secondary school and two in the university. Obviously they need bursaries. But my conscience does not allow me to take anything for my children.” He went ahead to explain how a friend had called him asking for help. “He wanted me to help because he thought I was rich. I told him I wasn’t. I advised him to do what I do—pray and work hard so that we can raise enough funds for ourselves and others in need.” His audience keenly listened. To them, I am sure it was a new message in a country where even educated people are beginning to wonder whether corruption isn’t in the Kenyan genes. The churches are full of thieving “men and

women of God.” At around the same time, I had listened to a well-known TV evangelist telling his congregation that the biggest sin is not giving money to the church. “God will open the door, look at your record, and the first thing he will want to see is how much you gave to church. Was it all you could afford or were you like Ananias, hiding a portion of what you should give? “That day, no one will pass the gate if they made no contribution to the church. Even me as your pastor, I will not go there and say I am pastor let me pass. My record must be clean.” It was a variation of the usual plant a seed story that the government recently outlawed on TV. By the way, that is one thing that I can say the government has done that has pleased me. Not that I am against churches making money. Everyone who goes to church and listens to an inspiring sermon should pay just the same as anyone who goes to hospital. That way you encourage the church minister to do even more for you.

Investment News July - August 2016  

Investment News Kenya, Investment News, Kericho investment opportunities guide, agribusiness opportunities in Kericho

Investment News July - August 2016  

Investment News Kenya, Investment News, Kericho investment opportunities guide, agribusiness opportunities in Kericho

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