Church without boarders is a major sign to Revival. Now another move of revival is springing forth in Kenya.
Self-styled pastor Helen Wangui Tiphy, a secretary in a government office, together with her husband Bishop Joseph Tiphy is pionerring a new revival in a train.
The train, which takes about an hour to get from Kikuyu, north of the capital, Nairobi, to the city centre, fills up with workers, schoolchildren and those looking for jobs is being adopted as a place for prayers.
The prayer sessions started in 1998 when a group of Christians travelling to work together on the train decided to start a group and received permission to use the first carriage to worship, pray, and sing.
Ever since, the carriage has been used both in the mornings and evenings for this purpose. They call it the “Fellowship Coach”.The wife says:
“Many of the people travelling in the morning are jobless, others are discouraged. We decided to give them the word of hope.”
“You can see someone has many problems, but when we preach the word, you can see the person getting better and getting healed. There is power in prayer, that is what we believe”
As Bishop Tiphy says “When people pray together they become brothers and sisters. There isn’t that separation of different tribes. They love one another.”
“And because of this, they’ll remove their tribal affiliations and they’ll instead use God as a force that brings them altogether”
Mrs Tiphy says that if she sees someone who is capable, she gives them “a chance to pray a little and stand on their own”.
“There are people who started from nothing and now are ministers.”
The group tries to create a schedule for who will preach and when, but it is fairly open to whoever is capable and wants to stand up in front and lead the group.
The Church is marching on and the gates of hell will not prevail over it.