Kenya Updates

Hello Prayer warriors,

It is hard to believe that the summer of 2009 is coming to a close. Children are beginning to return to school and the patterns of tight schedules are back on track. I have been very blessed to share in VBS with some of you this Summer. I love the opportunity to speak to the kids, and tell them about missionary work. It was exciting to watch the kids at Park Chapel church make their stuffed turtles, and writing notes to share with the kids in Kenya. The kids in Kenya love to receive messages from children here. It is an exciting day when they read the notes and think about the child who wrote it just for them. Thank you to all who invited me to share in VBS this summer, It was such a blessing!

Kenya is still experiencing extreme drought. This has caused the price of food to escalate and created shortages through-out the land. We appreciate your help in feeding the children and families caught up in this horrible situation. Please be in prayer for rain to return to Kenya.

Over the past year God has spoken to our hearts to help empower the National Churches to be more self supporting through the micro-enterprise business projects. Each business gives a % to support the ministry projects in their local area. We are working to bridge the gap by equipping the indigenous churches with business skills suitable to their needs, skills they can use and maintain with minimal outside support. Thank you, to those of you who have partnered with us in start up costs for these business projects. We will keep you up to date on their progress. Our prayer is that many more partners will develop and this program will continue to grow even more.

We have scheduled two weeks in September for CHE (Community Health Evangelism & Education). The first week will be held in Karatina for the Nyeri Ministry team, and the second week will be held in Nanyuki town for the Bethany Ministry team. We are planning for at least fifty National leaders to attend these training sessions. During these two weeks the National teams will be taught skills to be trainers in their local communities. The CHE model of equiping leaders has proven very effective in other areas, and led many people to Christ. The CHE style of teaching is Participatory Training – Adults learn best when they are asked to tell us what they know, and then build on that knowledge to solve real problems they face. CHE aims to develop mature Christian leaders who are essential to both church growth and church planting. We are excited as we plan for this training and appreciate your prayers. We also appreciate your gifts that help in the funding for this training.

Thank you for your heart of compassion for your brothers and sisters in Africa. May God continue to bless each one of you for your sacrificial gifts and prayers.

May God be with us, As we journey forward in His ministry in Kenya.
I love and appreciate you all,

P.O. BOX 5896

Published in: on August 3, 2009 at 3:25 pm  Leave a Comment