Peter worked for All Saints Cathedral in Nairobi and part of his job was to set up the chairs, food and computer equipment for the courses in the church each week.
One of these course was Alpha which “stood out to him.
I was surprised by the community being built each week and I quickly found myself as a guest on the next Alpha. It was unlike any course I had done before. I quickly realised this wasn’t a course but a space to explore for myself and make lifelong friends. I became less shy with each interaction I had. I was full of life, as I became comfortable to share my thoughts. My excitement grew each week as I learned more. Alpha gave me the lasting community which I desperately needed, but I also got a deeper interpretation of what I had been hearing all of my life. It was a cure for my hunger for a deeper faith.
Peter went on to lead an Alpha small group and on which he was prompted to ask his parents for forgives after a number of years of being estranged, and their relationship was restored.
I learnt my purpose through Alpha. I was shy and feared sharing my faith. I now serve in church, reading at the front on a Sunday and telling others about my faith openly. I have embraced my purpose to serve and to reach others for the gospel. Alpha is a tool to help enrich your life; it will strengthen your relationship with Jesus. I want to see everyone try Alpha and have the same life changing experience I had.