Pictured Above: The largest "slum" in Nairobi
This beloved brother, Alois Were, labors in the largest "slum" in Nairobi, which is also one of the largest in the world. He faithfully preaches sovereign grace having first heard of the doctrines of grace from Michael Maura. Oh, how my heart rejoiced to see this faithful man, a leader of other preachers, desiring to be taught, to have others be taught, and to establish and plant faithful churches. This slum, as they call it, was the lowest place I’ve seen on earth, and yet it was exalted by the gospel. The chapel was small, dirt and stone were the flooring, and yet God was in that place. If called, I could live there to preach the gospel because these people need Christ just as much as any other, and the value of their souls is no less than the highest earthly king or president: My point, dear brethren, is that this man was doing God’s will in the place where God has him, and he has a joy and a peace, an honor and a dignity, that the highest kings in palaces cannot imagine. I highly esteem him and join with him in the three desires of his heart:
Michael Maura will labor with him one Saturday and Sunday afternoon a month for this purpose. Do not despise the vile conditions. God is in this place.