We are getting excited now about our next trip which is booked for a few months time. We have now planned our programme as far as possible and this past week I booked our accommodation in a number of different places in Kenya.
We would like to specifically ask prayer for the cost of car hire for our trip. Having a good, sturdy and roomy vehicle is absolutely vital for travelling around. We will be travelling to numerous and remote places in Kenya and also we will be travelling across to Uganda. Public transport doesn't reach some of the areas and also it is not practical because of the amount of materials we carry and also because of my dad being with us. The cost of car hire for the few weeks is coming in around £1400. This is a huge but necessary expense. A substantial deposit is needed in order to secure the booking and as it will be quite a busy tourist time, we need to secure this as soon as possible. Also when booking we have to include an additional security deposit for insurance purposes. This amounts to around £400 and will be in addition to the £1400. However, the £400 will be refunded at the end of the trip provided there is no damage to the car when we return it. In time we hope to be able to purchase our own vehicle, but for now this seems to be our best option. We ask you to pray that God would provide and should you feel led to contribute to this need in any way you can make a donation through the tab on our home page or by contacting me at firstname.lastname@example.org for details on how to make a bank transfer or send a cheque. Remember, if you are a UK tax payer, we can also claim Gift Aid on your donation and declaration forms are available on request. Your gift, no matter how small, would be greatly appreciated.
We also hope to carry out some maintenance on our office when in Africa and to prepare a small extension. This will also cost a few hundred pounds and we are asking you to pray for this need also.
Finally, we repeat our call from last week and ask you to remember the country of Kenya as they have elections tomorrow, 4th March. We are praying for peace and stability in the country in the coming days.
Also, tomorrow I will be saved 23 years. I praise God for His keeping power and thank Him for His hand upon me through many joyous and difficult times over the years. Most of all I thank Him for His call upon my life and for allowing me the great privilege of sharing in His work.