Church service for Kenya plane crash victims

Youths perform an item during a combined service at the World Harvest Centre in Kinoya, Nasinu on Sunday, June 24, 2018. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU

A CHURCH service to commemorate the life of the late Pastor Sakaraia Mataka and his son Paula was held at the Christian Mission Fellowship International church in Kinoya, Nasinu yesterday.

Pastor Mataka and his son were among the 10 who were on board the ill fated 5Y-CAC Cessna Caravan aircraft that crashed in the Aberdares Forest in Kenya on June 6.

In a short tribute video played during the combine memorial service yesterday, the church said Pastor Mataka’s passion to preach the good news of Jesus Christ to those who were still lost in sin would be one of the main things the late pastor would be remembered for.

The late evangelist had spent more than 10 years with his family in Kenya evangelising.

In an emotional service yesterday, CMFI members also had a glimpse of the work the late evangelist had done during his stay with his family at Kitale in Kenya for the past decade.

President and Founder of CMFI, Reverend Suliasi Kurulo, said the sweet memories of Pastor Mataka and Paula and their love for God would remain in people’s heart forever.

According to the church, CMFI Kitale was registered in 2011, and now oversees more than 50 churches they had managed to plant in the wider Kitale region.