Elim Pentecostal Church in Kitale organized a sports tournament involving ten neighbourng churches during Boxing Day for evangelism while at the same time nurturing talents.
Teams from the churches took part in Tugs of war, football and athletics competitions which featured youths, women and senior categories where the best performers were awarded prizes.
“We used the tournament as an evangelistic tool to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ while at the time grow the sporting talents among our youths,” said Reverend Protus Wanyama of Elim Church.
Pastor Bonface Oduor said the tournament which was at its final stage had been in place for about a month where preliminaries were conducted to select teams that took part in the finals.
“We organized this tournament to spend time with our friends from Churches within the neighbourhood as we keep on with the spirit of Christmas celebrations which,” said pastor Oduor.
Elim church emerged victorious in both women and senior men categories while Activ church won the youths category, while Pentecostal church the elderly edition dubbed Wazee wa Kazi.
Elim Pentecostal Church highly values sporting talent where it sponsors Elim FC which participates in the FKF National Division Two league in Western Zone B region.