Why Rachel Ruto Wants Korea to Send Missionaries to Kenya

  • President William Ruto addressing a congregation in church in South Korea
    President William Ruto addressing a congregation in church in South Korea on Wednesday, November 24, 2022
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  • First Lady, Mama Rachel Ruto, urged churches in South Korea to send missionaries to Kenya to bring spread the Gospel and build churches, schools, and hospitals as part of the Great Commission. 

    Rachel accompanied her husband and Kenya's President, William Ruto to a church service at Myung Sung Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, November 23. 

    "I am here this evening to request you, because of the great work you are doing, to send some of these great missionaries to our great country of Kenya," she rallied the church. 

    First Lady Rachel Ruto during a food distribution exercise in Nairobi on November 7, 2022.
    First Lady Rachel Ruto during a food distribution exercise in Nairobi on November 7, 2022.
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    The First Lady further advised the Church leadership against relenting in extending social support such as education and medical care to the community.

    Furthermore, she drew parallels between Kenya and South Korea, indicating that she was pleased to find out that South Koreans were Christians who are hardworking and enthusiastic. 

    Mama Rachel was also impressed with the congregation, stating that the choir was one of the biggest she had ever seen. 

    "I hope that when you come to Kenya, we will also have such big choirs," the First Lady indicated before thanking the congregation for the hospitality. 

    President William Ruto asked the church to continue praying for peace and stability in the world.

    He also quoted Matthew 6:33, stating, "Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well."

    "In the last election, it was not just about issues of politics, it was also a referendum between those who believe in God and those who believe in men.

    "And those who believed in God won,” President Ruto indicated.

    He also concurred with his wife, Mama Rachel, noting that the South Korean church was the biggest he had ever attended. 

    The President embarked on a three-day official visit to the Asian nation for bilateral talks with His Excellency President Yoon Suk-Yeol on On Monday, November 21.

    Ruto secured four multi-billion deals in South Korea, including a Kshs120 billion deal to support local manufacturing in Health, Smart City, and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVETs).

    President William Ruto and First lady Rachel Ruto at State House on Thursday September 29, 2022
    President William Ruto and First lady Rachel Ruto at State House on Thursday, September 29, 2022.
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