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The Queen Esthers’ Women ministry is an arm of the RCCG Women Fellowship under the leadership of our Mother in Israel, Pastor Mrs Folu Adeboye. The Kenya chapter of this fellowship started in March 1996 after I joined my husband as pioneer missionaries of RCCG Eastern Africa. Our son and I arrived Kenya in January 1996 and in March; we launched the women’s ministry.
The ministry started with a few women in attendance and we were meeting at the church in our rented house. Initially on every Friday, I was teaching them on various characters in the bible. However, as we progressed, it became more evangelistic and we started meeting once every month. On every meeting, God saved souls of which some are still with us and are all ordained ministers in RCCG. Later, in order to reach out to more people, members volunteered to host the meeting once every month in their various homes. The reason behind this was to attract both the middle and high-class people into the kingdom of God as well as to the church. Did this strategy work? Definitely it did. With this strategy, several women of substance gave their lives to Christ and gradually joined the church. Within a short period, the news of what God was doing in our women’s meeting began to spread.
With this growth, people’s houses started becoming small for us and so we decided to hire different venues for the meeting. First was Eureka hotel city center but just after three outreaches, it became too small for us. Second was silver Spring hotel but due to the cost we did not stay there for long, third was Kenya Polytechnic and finally we settled at our church rented site at Redemption Sanctuary Kirichwa Road Nairobi (this is the very first venue where the church had an office). Our monthly outreach continued on Kirichwa Road until in 2002 when the church moved into our permanent site on Mbagathi way. While on Mbagathi way the attendance in our monthly women’s meeting dropped from about 250 to 100 women. This was largely caused by the fact that we were in a new environment, an unpopular site and a totally new congregation. When we were moving from Kirichwa we moved the 37 of us. We left the entire church at Redemption Sanctuary to continue with the work over there as we moved to till a new ground.
The drop in attendance was of great concern to me and so I started praying seriously for God to intervene and send women to the meeting. Then came an open vision. This was sometime in 2005. I was sitting at home when the Lord appeared to me in form of a drama. In scene one, I saw one powerful well known man of God from Nigeria ministering right in our church with so many people coming into our church to be taught the word. After a while, scene one went and scene two appeared showing a rush into the church. So many people were literally running into the church to secure seats before meeting begins. The church was packed to full capacity. Then came scene three where the entire church and compound were filled with human beings that no space could contain people. Others opted to climb the trees within and outside the church environ just to have a glimpse of what God is doing in the church. After scene three, I was dumbfounded with the sight of God’s move that I could not speak a word. Nevertheless after a while I could not see any more scene and so I summoned courage and asked the Lord what this could mean and he said to me- “This will come to pass in your time”. My response was simply to call on him in worship and prayer. Some days later I shared this vision with three of our women leaders who are witnesses today to this story.
I am glad to let you know that as of the time of this writing scenes one and two of this vision have come to pass. The man of God from Nigeria ministered in our church in 2006. Since 2007, our women meeting on a monthly basis record an attendance of between 1,600- 2000 women. Twice we extended our church building to accommodate people and any lateness to the women’s meeting will get you seated outside the sanctuary. God is faithful to keep his promises. We are eagerly waiting for the fulfillment of scene three.
Our women’s meetings are characterized with signs and wonders. God is keeping his promises to the Queen Esthers. Ours Stars are shinning and according to Proverb 4:18 will be getting better until the perfect day. We welcome you to join us every First Saturday of every month from 1:00pm- 5:00pm. You’ve got a role to play in this move. Who knows- why you are in the kingdom at such a time as this. God bless you.
From Jan 2011 our meeting will be held at Nyayo National Stadium. Join us every first Sat of the month at the Basket ball gymnasium from 1:00p-5:00pm.