|Former President Daniel Moi hands Bibles to pupils and students during the 25th Baptismal Worship Service at the AIC Kabarak Community Chapel in Nakuru yesterday. He is assisted by Moi High School Kabarak principal Henry Kiplagat. Over 200 students were baptised during the function. [PHOTO: BONIFACE THUKU /STANDARD]
By BOAZ KIPNGENO
KENYA, NAKURU: Former President Daniel Moi has urged the youth to embrace Christianity.
Moi challenged the youngsters to develop a habit of reading the Bible to “find joy in the holy book’s teachings”.
Addressing hundreds of students from schools drawn from Nakuru and Baringo counties, Moi stressed the importance of discipline among the youth.
“If you read the Bible, you will find joy and the teachings will be a guide in your life. It is only the Bible that can destine you to the Lord,” said the former president. Some 231 students got baptised during the 25th Baptismal Worship Service Programme at AIC Kabarak Community Chapel.
The former president urged those who were baptised to help people from all nations to know Jesus regardless of their denomination.
Afterwards, Moi presented copies of the Bible to the students mainly comprising Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education and Kenya Certificate of Primary Education candidates.
“The Bible is not for the students alone. Everybody should read the Bible and individually and collectively carry out Christ’s mission,” Moi urged the members. Rev Matthews Mwalwa from AIC Milimani in Nairobi, who presided over the baptismal ceremony, reiterated the significance of baptism as a transition to a holy life.
For the last 24 years, AIC Kabarak Community Chapel has baptised a total of 4,355 church members from various denominations.
The 231 learners were drawn from Kabarak University, Kabarak High School and its sister primary school, Sacho High School, Kirobon Secondary School among others after completion of catechism classes.