After spending much time with Felix and realizing he was broken and in a place of starting completely over, I invited him to join a small group of men for a church planting class we were beginning in Githruai. The curriculum was largely based on a beta version of Pastor Bruce Zachary's Church Planting Manual that has since been adopted by Calvary Church Planting Network. Felix began with us in late 2011, not only soaking up the material, but contributing much insight. Being from Kibera there were many times his observations were difficult to fathom. For example as we spoke of servant leadership Felix shared about waking early in Sundays to clean the "flying toilets" Kibera is famous for from the front of the church.
Today I we learned Felix and the church in Kibera are now officially an affiliated Calvary Chapel. The official approval is not of primary importance, but it did allow for a moment of reflection. Kibera is brutal, and yet God in His great mercy has allowed for a church that balances the expository teaching of God's word with the ministry of the Holy Spirit to be planted in Kibera. I know it is not the only one among the approximately 1-million slum dwellers, there are others, but this is one that came from us. That is not to say we take any credit, God receives all the glory for His church, but we rejoice to be able to witness this and that he would use our little church in Githruai to be ministers of reconciliation and to not have received His grace in vain (2 Cor 5:19-6:1).