What an honour! Thank you so much ACABA and CLC for making this dream a reality 👏🏾👏🏾

Patience Kamarunga, UG Author, Belonging (awarded Book Cover of the Year 2021)

My experience at the ACABA has been great and refreshing. I have met so many authors who share their writing through the Word of God. Also I thank the ACABA conveners and the team for planning and the good work. We look forward for a God ordained award event.

Jane Harel, KE Author, Beautiful Thoughts

As an author and River road self-published author (RIS)! All I can say is I saw God 🙏🏿 perform a miracle in my first seating at CLC Kenya. To be taken through the publishing process and to be given a choice to print on demand resurrected my dream of being an author in this world. Then in a flash ACABA came knocking and now my baby and book I SET FOOT! Got to stand and be seen by Africa and indeed the rest of the World. It’s been a humbling and super exciting journey to talk about African authors and the need the breed a reading culture among our children. Let’s us all follow In the Lord’s command in Genesis 1:28 “fill the earth and subdue it”. For me this is the command to go Set Foot 👣 in all the earth 🌎 and enjoy His creation. Congratulations to all the author’s that got nominated, to the winners Hongera hongeratulations! It’s our time to shine with our God given writing gifts let’s exploit them to the core for His glory alone. Thank you.

Anthony Muchiri, KE Author, I Set Foot 👣

During the lockdown God gave me the inspiration to write books which I did. I wrote about 10 in total with the mind to create a channel for the believers’ growth and becoming closer to God when churches were on a lock down. Little did I know that God has a bigger plan for me and my books. ACABA gave my books a platform and exposure. Am so grateful to God and to ACABA. Thank you CLC KENYA and ACABA

Pst David Mebude, NI Author, My Pain Shall End in Glory

CLC/ACABA is an excellent program and platform that has a unique divine mandate that aims at nurturing authors to bring out the best in what God has deposited in them and also appreciate the good work done. I bless the Lord for them. I write Hymns – 21st Century Hymns and I appreciate that this forum has exposed me to deeper insights on how to write quality songs. The existence of the Hymn book has also been known and I believe it will influence people for God. I am encouraged to get more skills by enrolling with CLC to be trained on how to perfect my writing and come up with best products. May the LORD God bless you.

Dr. Naomi Jebet Olero, KE Author, 21st Century Hymns vol1 - Kingdom Intimate Worship

ACABA for me has been a long wait, as I was among the earliest nominees in my category. The interaction with various authors and especially hearing their writing journeys proved to be of great encouragement as a common theme and challenge could be noticed from nearly all the authors. Furthermore, the visibility ACABA has offered to me and other East African authors has been tremendous. To this I’m very grateful. All the best to all the nominees in the various categories.

Jimmy Nzioki, KE Author, The Gift of Presence

My journey with ACABA was great…I was encouraged time and again to get back to write when I was feeling like giving up but the encouragement I kept getting from Mercy Muthoni, Pst David and others who challenged me to think deeper and pick myself up (actually the Lord picked me up) kept me going… thanks to the whole team of writers who from time to time speak a Word from the Bible to affirm and confirm our calling as writers. I’m forever grateful for this blessed team. Special thanks too to Jackline Ingasian who has always been ready to share the next steps and guide whenever I needed guidance. May the Lord Jesus Christ replenish, refresh, rejuvenate and revamp all the staff and the writers and grant all the desires of our hearts. Amen 🙏

Jennifer Favor, KE Author, You Are God’s Best

It’s been a blessing being part of a wider authors community, to see their work and also get regular inspiration from them. I view ACABA as a good platform for peer review and networking. Thank you for creating the platform and may it grow to fulfill many destinies.

James Kweri, KE Author, Born a Prince, Lived a Slave

I have certainly learnt alot from ACABA interactions. Besides networking with fellow Kingdom influencers undertaking various Kingdom assignments, there has been valuable enrichment of my faith through devotions and the discussions facilitated by ACABA. Learning how to upskill in the common assignment in making disciples in every corner of the world through our gift of writing has be one of a kind. I am really greatful I am part of this family and network in this season.

Gilbert Angana, KE Author, Speed

This has been such an amazing experience. I want to take this opportunity to thank ACABA-CLC Kenya for all the work they are doing to ensure that African Christian Authors get a voice. And also the African market gets access to amazing material that would otherwise have not been known. I know I have not been able to be as fully involved, as I would have loved due to various commitments and challenges. That said, I am grateful for the ACABA team, for ensuring we are constantly informed, educated, motivated, encouraged, assisted in any way. May the Lord keep blessing you for the work you are doing. Your labour is not in vain.

Emmanuel Ayiro, KE Co-author, The Daily Pursuit vol1

It’s been awesome. 20 years from now I see ACABA having scaled great heights for God’s glory.

Margaret A. Vidolo, KE Author, The Diamond Underneath (Awarded content of the year for Men/Women Category)

I am truly honoured to participate in the ACABA event. We have been kept engaged in various ways and we have been reminded of how authorship (especially christian authorship) is very critical in the world whose outlook and values are always shifting. This has not been a mere award ceremony but a year long session of mentorship amd fellowship. I am most grateful.

Dr. Daniel Rhuweza, UG Author, We Don’t Teach That at the University

I was blessed and enjoyed the awards inspite of the technical challenges. I am looking forward to the judges’ feedback and working on the book awards for 2022

Daniel Drileba, UG Author, Overcome Rejection

Joining the ACABA program is the best thing that happened to me this season. It has opened my eyes to so many realities, opportunities and possibilities. I am so grateful for the many learning sessions. This was just priceless. Looking forward to the Awards Gala.

Daisy Kosgey, KE Author, Dear Little Sister (Awarded content of the year for The Young Category)

Bringing together authors has been such a blessing and beneficial to learn from experiences of each other. This is the way to go! Congratulations ACABA!!!

Wangeci Githaiga, KE Co-Author, Where Did the World Come From?

The ACABA journey this far has had a few challenges and a lot of excitements. Putting together a panel of judges was especially challenging. Getting the kind of men and women fitting the job was not easy. We were looking for born again men and women who are outstanding in their profession, ministry, calling or occupation, that would be willing to volunteer their service to ACABA cause. Ordinarily, such people are too busy to spare the kind of time judging required. We however prayed and trusted God to lead us to those He would want involved in this task and He did. God gave us men and women of impeccable character that have done a fantastic job that has made the whole journey exciting. It has also been exciting to see the kind of good authors this region has and ACABA partners that are passionate about promotion of a reading and writing culture in Africa. To all of you that have made ACABA exciting and successful, may God mightily bless you.

Julius Mwebia, KE Author, Conceive Achieve and Team Leader, Judges Committee

I am blessed to have found myself on ACABA by the grace of God- courtesy of the Childrens’ Devotional; My Time With God. I have experienced untold love from the CLC group- The ACABA Conveners. I have met fellow writers who are incredible people and learnt much through the Social Media groups we are in together. I am particularly thankful for the lessons learnt in the area of writing that will go a long way into my writing journey. Thank you so much for the opportunity.

Kawira Baraka, KE Author, My Time With God

My experience with ACABA has been awesome. I have learnt a lot from my fellow authors and i do look forward to meeting all of them. Through ACABA, my book has covered a lot of mileage and I will surely not be the same person or book post-event. I wish them God’s blessings and more support because of all the marketing that they are doing for African books authored by African authors. The dreams of African Authors to reach other parts of the world are now totally possible.

Joyce Wakini, KE Author, Another Fabulous Year

Am happy to be here.. Really looking forward to tomorrow’s event.. My experience so far has been seamlessly amazing.

Florence Wanyonyi, KE Author, Rise and Shine

This has been an awesome experience for me, a chance to meet fellow authors in East Africa, Network, build relationships, share experiences and grow my reach as an author.

Sameul Asena, KE Author, Blessed to be a Blessing

My experience in ACABA has been eye-opening. It’s exposed me to the realms of possibilities, networks and opportunities.

Patrick Lavince, KE Author, Lust of My Ink

It’s been an amazing experience as first time nominees for book awards. The meticulous planning for the first ever ACABA Gala Awards has been evident through the continuous and consistent updates of the progress being made. The details of the benefits to the nominees as an overall package are truly delightful and exciting. And the remedy many authors have sought to bring about – creating a reading culture in our community – is at the core of ACABA efforts, not just holding a Gala award for authors and moving on. This is evident from all the other activities to promote readership that are ongoing beyond the event. I’m delighted to be part of it all and what you are doing is truly commendable. 👌🏼

Truphie Njiru, KE Co-Author, Where Did the World Come From and Author, Echoes of Life

AFRICA: THE LIGHT CONTINENT There is hope for Africa. We shall not just read for exams. Neither shall we just read newspapers. We shall read to know. For without knowledge, we perish. We have read from foreigners. For a long time. Time has come. When we will read from our minds. And why not? Muthoni steer through! ACABA team march on! Authors keep writing! The world is waiting; To hear the truth from Africa. For with God; All things are possible.

Joyce Nyambura, KE Author, The Grand Love Story of all Time (Awarded content of the year for The Culture & Arts Category)

ACABA is family. I have been blessed with the opportunity to e- meet and hear the stories of resilience from both amazing women and men with high intellect but above all with the Love of God . The journey has been worthwhile. I am humbled to be apart of it and I am looking forward to the next chapter

Noreen Asekenya, UG Author, Mother My Hero

Being nominated for the ACABA 2021 award, the 1st one of its kind, is a great honour. When I was asked to register for it, early in the year, I was not sure what I was getting into. It was a busy season at the office I worked for, and everything, including registering for this award was getting in the way of my progress. Fast forward and looking back to the point I joined the team of nominees, the gains have been immense. I thank the CLC team for the great support. I have seen growth! By virtue of being a nominee, I gained entry into 2 exclusive WhatsApp groups, with a third recently created to solely support my journey. 1. Spiritual growth – the constant sharing of God’s word, via scripture passages and devotion pieces has seen me grow in this area. 2. Mental growth – from the words of encouragement from likeminded members to the passionately shared authorship journeys, it has been great learning. I have in the process grown my list of African books to read. 3. Socially – I have managed to develop friendships I would otherwise not have made. I see opportunities for collaboration. The support from CLC has been commendable. Calling to make follow up, and to encourage, and to support a completion of a process, and to… the team is amazing. I thank them for going over and above. God bless the team!

Gladys Juma, KE Author, Managing Your Finances God’s Ways (Awarded content of the year for The Business & Finance Category)

My experience with ACABA has been transformational. And this is why: 1. This growth space has shown me that working together in unity as authors has more impact than working as individuals. We have sharpened one another, shared our writing journeys and been blown away by the testimonies of the power of Christ to turn our lives around. 2. I have received mentorship through the ACABA team about raising awareness for the book, getting a wider audience and trusting the process of time to see sales coming through. To have patience and wait on the Lord to do His work in the project. 3. ACABA has given me an opportunity to make new friends in Nairobi especially and expand my network of fellow brethren in Christ. Surely, it has been one of my highlights this year. Blotting out the effects of the Covid 19 pandemic that have caused so much pain and suffering.

Begumisa Musinguzi, UG Author, In Search of Sanity (Awarded content of the year for Christian Living Category)