A Mother. A Sister. A friend. A Servant. An Evangelist. A Mentor. A Leader. A teacher. An Ecumenist.
The Life of Lay Canon Dr. Agnes Abuom was to many people a true testament of a faithful servant. Encouraging, till her death – and in her meekness, she held on to Christ, marching on with him, even in the face of pain.
Her work here in Kenya and across the world, convening Churches to be drivers of social change, has left a rich legacy; bringing peace among strangers, and hope among the downtrodden; and challenging everyone to speak for those whose voices have been suppressed.
As she rests, we are challenged to remain faithful, to walk in faith, and allow ourselves to be used as change agents in this world – as God wills it.
Today, together with the family and friends of Dr. Agnes, the Church, and the global ecumenical body, we gathered at the All Saints Cathedral, Nairobi to honor and reflect on her life in thanksgiving and commit her soul to the care of God.
We bid you goodbye, my great friend, confident that we will join you one day. It is our prayer that the Lord himself will rest your soul in eternal peace.
The Most Rev. Dr. Jackson Ole Sapit,
Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Kenya