Monday, March 11, 2013
From Mission President re: Elections
From: Steve and Julie BROADBENT [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: 27 February 2013 11:46 AM
To: Kenya Nairobi Mission; Steve and Julie BROADBENT
To: Parents, Families and Branch Presidents of Missionaries serving in the Kenya Nairobi Mission
As you may know, Kenya is preparing for a general presidential election on March 4, 2013. In order to ensure the safety of missionaries serving in Kenya, we have implemented an Emergency Action Plan which will begin on Friday, March 1.
Missionaries serving in areas that potentially may have political disturbances will be moving to safe areas. Those serving in Mombasa will transfer to Chyulu area for the election week and will be teaming up with missionaries serving there to continue missionary work. Missionaries serving in Kisumu/Busia, Naivasha and Nakuru will transport to Nairobi and stay with missionaries in safe flats on Friday or Saturday, March 1st and 2nd . Missionaries serving in outlying areas in Kitale and Eldoret will stay with other missionaries in town and close to each other beginning March 1 or 2. After arriving in their assigned areas, all missionaries will be staying inside for 4-6 days beginning Sunday after church or before if needed. Preparations have been made for extra food and water for each missionary. During these 4-6 days, we will all have the opportunity to study the gospel in depth.
Because the election is on a Monday, missionaries will be unable to use internet to send emails for that week. Instead, we will be sending out updates to you from the mission office as the election process progresses. We will also notify you when missionaries will be returning to their areas. We expect this to be about 5 days after the election.
We have worked with Church Security in Salt Lake City, Africa Southeast Area Security, local embassies and others to prepare for this election time in Kenya. Certainly the safety of each missionary is paramount and we have taken all necessary precautions. We also know the Lord is guiding His work in this part of His vineyard and that it will continue to go forward with the blessing of vibrant and powerful missionaries.
We invite you to join with us in prayer and fasting on March 3, Fast Sunday, for a peaceful and positive results of the Kenya election and the safety of all members and missionaries.
We are grateful for the wonderful service of your missionary in the Kenya Nairobi Mission, called by a prophet through the Lord, Jesus Christ.
President Steven H. Broadbent
Kenya Nairobi Mission