Hope in the Wilderness is a book about the life of David Gilbert Bwire. An autobiography, the book narrates the early life of Bwire who comes out as a man who has gone through trials and tribulations while trying to find a life in a very harsh family background surrounded by poverty in a polygamous society. It is also a book that illuminates his childhood life as a son from a polygamous family. This was a rough patch for Bwire who, due to economic hardships, had an unbearable and drastic migration that saw him at one point being forced to leave his home and start a new life at his stepmother, Rosemary Nangira, and his aunt, Florence Orima’s home. In addition, the author takes the reader though his education life. Here, Bwire expounds on the challenges he has encountered in his academic journey and his struggles to overcome them. The author shows how he managed, against all odds, to shrug off the burdens that come with being a child fisherman to attain high academic credentials. The reader will be inspired by Bwire’s account on how he used to source school fees from fishing in the waters of Lake Victoria known as Bumbe Beach Port. Hope in the Wilderness speaks about light, strength, grace, favour and protection of God in times of trouble. The book is an inspiration to all that anyone passing through trials, tribulations and challenges that perforate life should focus on the Lord for it is only from Him that Hope is found.
Bishop Dr. David Gilbert Bwire holds a Honorary Doctor in Divinity degree from University of Cambridge Theological Seminary in USA, MBA (Strategic Management) from the Kenya Methodist University, BSc (Christian Ministries) from Lea University in USA, Diploma (Project Planning and Management) from Kenya School of Government, Diploma in International Auditing, Diploma/Certificates in Chaplaincy, and is a Certified Public Accountant. Currently pursuing a PhD in Leadership and Governance at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Bwire is also a member of the International Auditing Committee and the Institute of internal Auditors. Apart from being the CEO of Damajo Consultancy Firm, he is an ordained bishop with Church of God World Missions in USA, having served as a pastor for over 30 years, and is the National Administrative Bishop of New Testament Church of God-Kenya. Bwire has travelled extensively teaching leaders on management of church finances and planning with emphasis on educating leaders on the need of churches’ bookkeeping and auditing.