Tribute for Canadian siblings killed in Nairobi road accident

Adam Judd and Taylor Judd

Westview Baptist Church in Power River, BC, dedicated Sunday service to pay tribute to two members of their church family.

Siblings Adam and Taylor Judd were among four people who died in a road accident on Sunday February 20 along Ngong Road in Nairobi.

“Well, I have some difficult news this morning,” opened pastor Martin Wriglesworth. “Many of you know that almighty God in his wisdom decided to call our Taylor and Adam Judd home. They passed away last Sunday in a tragic automobile accident in Kenya. So, we grieve, we grieve as a church, as a community. We’re so sad and our hearts are truly broken.”

Watch lead pastor Oscar Arajs’s message from 1 Thessalonians 4:13 titled ‘grieving in hope’.

Catherine Achayo Mbandu

According to reports, the four died after their vehicle hit a road barrier before plunging into a bridge. A third victim has been identified as Catherine Mbandu, the daughter of Christ Is The Answer Ministries (CITAM) lead pastors Martin and Rachael Mbandu. Two other people survived the accident.

Lorne Judd, the pair’s father, shared the news of their death on a February 21st Facebook Post: We were contacted yesterday by the RCMP to tell us that Adam Judd and Taylor Judd (our oldest and youngest) died in an automobile accident in Nairobi, Kenya. The love and joy with which they served made my heart swell with pride. I have the hope that I will see them again, but my heart is still broken.

Taylor had been to Uganda and Rwanda at a young age and fell in love with Eastern Africa. Several years later, she went to Kenya and founded non-profit Love and Be Loved. According to the website, she worked to empower orphans, children, women and men, with love through education and basic living necessities

Describing herself, Taylor said, “I’m passionate about education and spreading God’s unconditional love. To love others, and accept love within our own lives. We work to create a long lasting, sustainable, ministry with God’s love as the centre. I’m looking forward to seeing how God moves in Kenya!”

Catherine’s funeral service will be held at CITAM Valley Road on Tuesday, March 1st.


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