A blog from a member of the British High Commission, Nairobi
My Christian faith has been the steadfast anchor for me and my family over this difficult season of the COVID-19 pandemic. I have found so much comfort and assurance in the promises of God.
When the first case was reported in Kenya earlier this year, I experienced a lot of anxiety and panic, especially since two members of my household had to continue physically reporting to their works stations, one of which was a hospital! But then I quickly realised that this crisis was way above my personal ability and that even my best effort would not be sufficient to guarantee our safety. I therefore turned to God and asked Him to keep us safe and carry us through, Indeed He has done that for us. Psalm 91 became my anchor scripture.
I have now settled into a new normal: working from home while home-schooling three children. I have worked really hard over this season and have been pleased to lead on some of the office support to the Kenyan Government on COVID-19 response. I have experienced growth in my personal and professional life, including a promotion at work. I believe it is all by God’s grace.
What has kept me going through this season include:
- Maintaining social interaction with friends and family through virtual platforms;
- Taking reasonable precautions according to guidelines by health sources
- Joining virtual Christian fellowships with my local church and with the FCDO Christian network; and
- Giving back to the society by intentionally looking out for people around me that have been adversely affected by the pandemic.
I end with the words of Isaiah 41:10 – So do not fear for I am with you. Do not be dismayed for I am your God. I will help you and strengthen you. I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.