On July 19th, 2009, the Free Methodist Church of Kenya had a maiden step with the consecration of Rev. Nixon A. Dingili as her first Bishop. The Consecration Service was held at Karinde Church which is the Kenyan Free Methodist Church Headquarters with the leadership of Rev. Dr. Bishop Elie Buconyori who is the Bishop of The Burundi General Conference and the Vice President of the World Conference of the Free Methodist Church. He was assisted by Bishop Samuel Kainamura of the Rwanda General Conference.
Dr. Elie Buconyori shared from Ephesians 2:11-22 and Mark 7:31-37 and shared about the Mission of the Free Methodist Church which in brief is ‘All people deserve to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ’.
From the Sermon, the following were emphasized;
Ø Sin destroyed the unity of creation though God created people to live in harmony with each other and to worship Him.
Ø The destroyed unity as a result of sin has been restored by Jesus Christ at His Cross where all Jews, Gentiles, Circumcised, Uncircumcised, educated and uneducated all become Christians. At the Cross of Jesus, peace prevails between God and people and people and people.
Ø The Church of Jesus Christ with Christ as her leader should be talking on behalf of those who cannot talk like orphans, widows, street children etc because when Christ becomes part of our lives as Christians in the Church, then the Church can harvest the consequences of peace amongst the communities.
Let’s keep on praying for Bishop Nixon Dingili as he shepherds the Free Methodist Church of Kenya.