When I signed up to attend the Fearless summit 2018 in Kenya, little did I know that I was setting out to one of the best trips in my life. I remember telling one of my friends that I will be in the streets of Nairobi taking selfies as the summit was going on.
This lack of enthusiasm was not down to a careless feeling of self importance, but as a Muslim, attending a Christian based summit was the last thing on my list of happenings.
Honestly I was surprised that this was not the typical Sunday church I expected. That is why even after disclosing my faith to the team I had traveled with, no one ever came to me with a religious debate of any sort.
These were a group of people who had gathered to use their faith in God for it’s true purpose. And that was to make the world a better place to live in.
This kind of responsibility is not entitled to any faith nor personality but it is a concern for each one of us. All the speakers that came up spoke passionately about their visions for a better society; a better Africa.
One preacher in particular, pointed to the time Moses confronted Pharaoh and demanded for the people of Israel.
“Free my people so that they can worship God”, Moses was quoted to have said.
The preacher explained that Africa needs a Moses, and everyone has a responsibility to be the Moses of their people. We need to free Africa from the Pharaoh of poverty, poor governance, crime, tribalism, and all the evil in the world; so that they our people can worship God.
This message meant that God created everyone for a reason. There is a problem in society that God created you to solve. And this is the message that was fundamental in all the presentations that were made at the summit.
By the time we were closing off, I understood why my boss had given up almost an entire week of work so that we can attend the summit. Sessions on money management, child grooming, leadership, mobilization, animal control, and many other important fields were held. This was a place of growth, something so fundamental in the principles of our company at Kanzu Code.
In everything that happens in our lives lies a lesson. In it there is a voice calling us towards the mission of our Lord. Be it in the the news of the death of a loved one, or in a 14-hour trip enjoying the green beautiful landscape of Nakuru. All you have to do is listen, then be fearless.