A Battle Lost to Cancer: East Kenya mourns Elder Ngoko

Elder Shem Bundi Ngoko, Stewardship Director for the East Kenya Union Conference, passed away last Thursday after succumbing to his battle with throat cancer. Pastors Aniel Barbe and Marcos Bomfim of the GC Stewardship Ministries met and prayed with him in Nairobi, Kenya, one week prior to his death, after giving him an illustrated edition of E. G. White’s book, Counsels on Stewardship.

Elder Ngoko leaves to mourn his loss his wife, children and several other relatives. He was the beloved husband of Margret Nyarangi, Mother of Dr. Dorcas, Deborah, Abigael, Obed and Pr. Andrew. Father-in-law of Job and Joshua. Grandfather of Adriel. Son of Samuel Ngoko and Milka Bonareri. Son-in-law of the late Joshua Maranga and Prisca Nyangau. Brother of Teresa, Ruth, Truphena, Joyce, Enoch, Ndemo, Isaiah, Sarah, and Pr. Mogesi.  Brother-in-law of the late Joash, Yabesh, Mogaka, Kerongo, Alice, Jane, Caren, Jackline and Jared. Cousin of Tirimba, Prof Nyandiko, Ndemo, Martin, Moses, Nyarangi, Nyamweya, Martha, Stephen, Peter, John, Joel, Justus, Mary, Mokeira, Lillian, Ombae, Simeon. His Uncles are Charles Mokaya, Nelson Ochieng, Dr. Nyagwoko, Ongau (deceased), and Orucho (deceased).

“But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus.

For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.  Therefore comfort one another with these words” (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, NKJV).  

Till we meet again...