JPRC

CHAIRPERSON’S REPORT ON JPRC SUNDAY 5th JULY 2020

THEME: Romans 12:2

Introduction of Office Bearers

Patron Elder:    Susan Kagiri
Chairperson:    Agnes Wairimu
Secretary:         Anne Kiongera
Parish Treasurer:     John Waithaka
Nairobi West Congregation Treasurer:    Catherine Njenga
Vice-Chairperson:    David Muriuki

PREAMBLE

Justice Peace and Reconciliation Committee (JPRC) was created by PCEA church as a vessel for promoting Justice Peace and Reconciliation not only in our church but also in the communities we live in.

The main purpose of our existence is therefore to assist and encourage Christians to become defenders of justice (Amos 5:24), Truth (John 8:31-32), Human Rights (Luke4:18), Peacemakers (Mathew 5:9) and Reconciliators (2 Corinthians 5:18)

JPRC has been sensitizing the congregation on various issues that touch on their day to day lives this is in social, political and religious life.

The following are the activities held in the year 2019:

  • We gave various talks on various legal topics.
  • On April 28th we had a talk in the youth service on citizenship.
  • We also had a talk in the main church on the same day on land ownership in Kenya. This includes ownership either through buying or inheritance.
  • In May we facilitated Huduma number registration in our church compound where we registered over 500 people from 8th – 12 May.
  • We had a legal clinic on 27th October since members had requested us for more interactive legal sessions as a result of the brief legal talks we offered in between some Sunday services.

In the legal clinic members were taken through a variety of legal topics as listed below:

  1. Family law
  2. Land/property law
  3. Alternative dispute and crisis resolution
  4. Taxation/KRA Issues
  5. Landlord vs Tenants
  6. Administrators and trustees information on complaints about advocates
  7. Will writing
  8. Inheritance
  9. General Practice
  10. Corporate law

Services to the community outside our church

  • We visited two of our church members who had been ailing.
  • We visited Langata Primary School Special needs class where we had fellowship and they led us in choruses and Bible verses. The children showed us their handicrafts as we donated a 2nd sewing machine in addition to the one we had donated the previous year. We also bought them knitting wool and khaki material.
  • We visited Mbagathi Special Needs class where we donated beads and materials for necklaces and other ornaments.

JPRC WEEK 2020

  • Our week was launched in the presence of the Patrons and some district representatives on 30th June 2020 by Rev Festus Gitonga with the theme being Romans 12:2
  • We attended the recording for the mid-week service on 30/6/2020.
  • On Wednesday 01/07/2020 we had a get together with few district representatives, where we shared our personal experiences during this COVID -19 period.
  • On Friday 03/07/2020 we attended the Sunday service recording where JPRC members participated.
  • The same Friday 03/07/2020 we had an expert who gave a talk on constructive ways of conflict resolution. 

Challenges:

Failure of some district representative members attending monthly meetings and taking part in the group fundraising.

We look forward to God’s guidance and blessings as we work for His Glory

 

Agnes Wairimu
JPRC Chairperson