The Spouse of the Deputy President Pastor Dorcas Rigathi has urged churches to engage in the rehabilitation of those lost in alcohol, drugs, and substance abuse.

Speaking during a meeting of 300 clergy at the Full Gospel Church of Kenya in Kitale, Pastor Dorcas gave the clergy the example of PEFA Church in Donholm, Nairobi County, that opened its doors to those in addictions, leading to the transformation of  400 people who  are now alcohol and drug free, and have acquired training in technical skills to better their lives.

” I believe it is the appointed time to go out and obey God’s commandment. One being to serve the vulnerable populations, which is the true religion, James 1:26-27, and also obey the Great Commission Matt 28:18-20 to go outside the four-walled church and reach those in the gutter, drug dens and ‘muguka’ shades”, Pastor Dorcas said.

During her three days work visit in Trans Nzoia county, she will have different programs reaching out to the different groups of people across the county, that include a medical camp, meetings with widows and those with disability.

“I shared the vision of my office with the clergy and urged them to open their places of worship to serve the vulnerable and fulfil the Great Commission. Let’s tell Pharaoh/the devil to let God’s people go from addictions, as cited in Exodus 3:10-11. The cry of the boy child to break free from the chains of addictions is too loud to be ignored”, She stated.

“Let us also visit prisons, hospitals, and share with the less fortunate. This is what constitutes a Christian, and the Christian work. I have seen church based rehabilitation work. Imagine the number of transformed boy children we could restore if each church rehabilitated at least 10,” The Second Lady challenged the clergymen.

Present were Trans Nzoia Senator Allan Chesang, Woman Representative Lillian Siyoi, and PEFA Church Bishop Dr. Mophat Kilioba among others