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Pastor Lincoln Biwott and his filipino wife Leena

Kenyan Pastor Narrates How Filipino Wife Flew To Kenya And Helped Him Set Himself Up

A Kenyan pastor who had lived abroad in his early life, indulged in all manner of drugs and alcohol has come out to narrate how his filipino wife changed his life. Reverend Lincoln Biwott, 37, said his transformational moment was when he survived a car crash. He was in Bahrain working with one of the biggest communication companies.

The father of three said he lost everything he had earned while in the foreign country due to his previous lavish life. His former life entailed partying and merry-making. Biwott who is currently at ACK church in Eldoret as a priest first visited Dubai in 2005. This was barely two years after completing his secondary education.

“The company made an abrupt halt of its operations and relocated to London. I went to the Kenyan embassy in Dubai seeking their clearance to join the rest of the team in the UK. The refused to approve. I came back to Kenya and stayed for a few months before flying back in search of another job in Dubai. The man added.

How trouble started for the Kenyan pastor

While in Dubai, it dawned on the Kenyan pastor that the country’s law required one to get a release letter the previous employer before applying for a new another job. Without that letter, he missed out on many chances but later secured an opportunity to move to Bahrain. Biwott later returned back to Kenya completely broke. He had to begin life with Leena who had been blessed with a daughter.

The hustle in Bahrain

“A friend of mine challenged me to go to Bahrain where the initial rule did not apply and that is where I landed on my second job as a restaurant supervisor in a five-star hotel,” he said.

“Sadly, differences with the hotel manager made me quit the job one year later.”

A couple of months later, he landed on a promoter’s job with a telecommunication company. His life changed for the best after proving to the company that he was a key component in their quest for increased sales.

“One morning as we were gearing up for our daily promotions. The stage was set, music was playing in the background but I realized nobody was there to pull the crowd,” he narrated.

“I picked the microphone and started hyping the crowd. This was to the amazement of the managers who were watching closely,” he added.

He was later given a contract deal, a brand new car and a furnished house as a reward for his stunt. This meant that he was to be the main man promoting the company’s products.

How life turned around for the Kenyan pastor in Bahrain

To Biwott, his old person changed, every event he made an appearance meant more money for him. He drunk more alcohol and partied with his newfound friends. The money was there after all.

In 2011, while on his way home driving at 3am after a night of heavy drinking and wild partying, he failed to spot a diversion and terribly crashed with the car getting completely written off.

Biwott said he did not know how he could have come out of that car. All he heard was a sound, he says it is God who granted him a chance to make his ways right with the creator.

“My life was never the same again. There was this calling to transform. Around this time I had made my girlfriend from Philippines Leena pregnant and she was afraid I would leave her,” he narrated.

Getting pregnant for her was a huge mistake and she knew her parents could not welcome her back home. She had one choice, to stick by the unborn child’s father. As Leena was pondering on the way forward, the Kenyan Pastor was thinking of escaping the country to return back home. His job contract was binding him from formally leaving.

The journey back to Kenya

“She suspected that I would dodge her and being sharp, she traced my family’s contacts, secretly interacted with my sister,” said Biwott. “And when I thought she was flying back to the Philippines I heard she was in Mombasa Kenya. There was no way out,” he added.

The departure of Leena, whom the Kenyan pastor had planned to escape from, not because he did not love her but because he knew he would be unable to provide for her and child back in Kenya made him choose to lose everything and come back to where God had called him to.

“My performance began to deteriorate because I was fed up. The management was not happy and sent me to detention for three months with the initial charge of causing an accident,”

“They later came back with a new contract and pleaded with me to continue promoting their products. I had made up my mind. I wanted to go back to Kenya,” Biwott disclosed. After eight years, he came back to Kenya with literally nothing apart from a few pairs of clothes. He then started life with Leena who had been blessed with a daughter. She had put up with his sister in Mombasa all this while.

“It was time to pick up the pieces. No career, no money, no reputation and a wife and daughter to take care of,” Biwott reminisced.

Kenyan Pastor Narrates How Philippino Wife

Settling down in Mombasa

“Getting a job at the Coast was not easy. After months of agony, I found an opening as a hotel supervisor in Kilifi area. This was short-lived following incursions from al-Shabaab that led to the closure of business and dismissal of staff,” Biwott added. Life became unbearable and they moved to the Kisauni area. Soon they were attacked and they lost everything they had saved as a family.

“We were not able to raise money for rent. We resorted to cooking queen cakes and selling them at KSh10. The amount was not enough to sustain us. The only solution was going back to my parents in Cheptiret and tried hands in farming,” the preacher said. His return home ignited mockery from neighbors.

“We began toiling on the farm and selling vegetables. All this time Leena who was brought up in a richer background had to stay with me in a semi-permanent house,” said Biwott. “At some point, I bought rat poison to take away my life because of the mockery but my wife stood by me.” he added.

Turning to God

All along, he wanted to embark on his studies. Attempts to apply for a teaching course in most institutions hit a brick wall.

After soul searching, the Kenyan pastor then made up his mind to serve God. He applied to join Kapsabet Bible School after consulting with his father and his application was accepted. He graduated and was ordained as a priest. His position was to ta take charge of young adults, teens and Sunday school at St Matthews ACK Eldoret where he still serves to date.

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