My name is Jane Oballa and I am 22 years old. I am born again and
attend Peace Makers Fellowship International in Nakuru
under Pastor Paul.
My parents are very poor and we
were brought up in real poverty. We are 6 in our family, 3 boys and 3 girls.
My mother was a stone dresser and my father was a fisherman in Lake
Naivasha before the recent post election violence that
displaced my family in different directions.
While in Naivasha
I attended a Catholic secondary
school in Naivasha and due to the poverty state in
my family I got a sponsor from the Catholic Church and paid for my high
Despite the poverty my parents
were devoted Christians and help start Peace Makers Fellowship in
Naivasha. Despite that Pastor Paul use to visit Naivasha
P.M.F Churches I took no notice of salvation. I thought that once
my parents are saved automatically I am also saved.
I used to see many “Challenge Papers”
in our house and Pastor Paul would give them out with
other volunteers in town, but I thought it was just an ordinary paper.
Ethinical Violence in Naivasha
It was on a Sunday morning, I had
dressed up to go to church. Then all of a sudden hell broke loose.
Outload sect — Mungiki started burning
luo’s houses and killing luo’s it was mayhem a lot
of people running helter skelter everywhere. A good Samaritan took us to
the police station where we took refuge — little did I know that
me and my family were IDP’s (Internally Displaced Persons).
Our house was burnt down we lost
everything and I mean everything, except the Bible and a copy of Challenge
that was inserted in the bible. That evening a report came that my mother
was killed by the outload sect. I was motherless. My
problem started there. My father is an old man, no food, no clothing, no
nothing except for the clothes I had on my body.
After one week stay at the police
station I had to trace Pastor Paul on his mobile phone, guess what I found
his cell phone in the Challenge paper, only to realize that Pastor Paul and
his family were also IDP in Usigu village near Kisumu
but I narrated my situation to him over the phone. He organized for a lorry
all the way from Kisumu to Naivasha
and we were taken to Nyakatch our uncentral land. Paul had parked
several Challenge Papers in this lorry and instructed
the driver to give at every road
block for his safety. It is this Challenge paper that
I got a copy and read it carefully this time. The paper blessed me:-
was an article on pg 3 Peace Within - of Kenyan Edition
— A DESPERATE NEED FOR DELIVERANCE.
During this journey that lasted 9
hours I felt that the Lord Jesus was close to me. I needed the Lord Jesus
in my life. That Sunday morning as I attended Sunday Service at
Nyakatch P.M.F — I gave my life to Jesus as Pastor
Jared led me to a confession prayer.
After one week my mum’s body
arrived for burial. I had now to start hard life without my mum, in a rural
setting. Nevertheless the Lord was on my side. A week followed and the form
IV high school results were released by the government. I had passed and was
to join University but had no money. My uncle who had given us refuge
suggested that I go and work in a bar as a bar-maid as he could no longer
Now that I knew the Lord I knew
whom to call — Pastor Paul. By this time Paul had gone back to
Nakuru. He made arrangement for me to travel to Nakuru, the church
bought me clothes and shoes and the church has rented me and my
younger brother a
room. My brother plays keyboard and I am a singer in the praise team
of the PMF — Nakuru as well as, a volunteer in
Challenge Paper distribution team.
Please pray that the Lord continue
blessing donors for more prints of Challenge Paper and that other people who
read the paper may also be blessed as I came
to know the Lord through this paper.
Pray for my College fees, I am to do Bachelor of Commerce in the University.
I am needed to join in January 2009.
God bless Challenge Paper and the
Yours Sister in Christ,
PMF Praise Team