Convention Lessons

Last week DOVE Kenya held our annual convention, an event that involves a lot of planning and prayer. It is a time we always look forward to. But guess what – on the first day we were unceremoniously absent! Convention 13-6

Why? It is a long story that boils down to multiple car problems and false promises, but the lessons to be learned might have been missed if we had been at the convention as planned.  Lesson number one: I am / we are not indispensable. (Daaaaaa!!) A DOVE conference can go on very well without me (us). Secondly, we work with amazing people who are highly capable, anointed, full of grace, flexible and resourceful.

Convention 13-5Despite the initial frustrations, the conference in both locations (Kisumu and Nairobi), was really great. The theme was “How long will you waver between two opinions?” Good question! In our family, I am the one who likes to consider all options, “try on” different ideas, and go back and forth when making a decision. My husband often says that I have a clean mind because of chanconvention 13-4ging it so often!

But being double-minded is decried in scripture. Yet in so many areas of life we seem to have a foot in two worlds. The Kingdom of God, where we as the church are supposed to be ruling and reigning over the world systems, does not allow for dual citizenship! We really need to decide where we belong.

~ Diane



About Omondis In Kenya

Ibrahim and Diane Omondi serve on the DOVE Christian Fellowship International Apostolic Council, giving oversight to the region of Africa. They have been ministering together in Kenya since 1984 and now oversee the work of more than 100 congregations in four nations. They also give leadership to the missions thrust of DOVE Africa which includes 14 Kenyan and Ugandan missionaries serving among unreached people groups in these nations. The Omondis direct Springs of Africa, a non-profit organization sponsoring micro-finance, community development and various education initiatives.
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One Response to Convention Lessons

  1. Bill Sprague says:


    I always look forward to your posts but this one was particularly timely and appropriate to some life issues we’re walking through. Thank you for being led by His Spirit half way around the world to touch our lives.

    Rich blessings,

    Bill & Carolyn Sprague

    Sent from my iPad


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