Again we thank God for His provision at the market over the weekend and thank Him for His goodness to us.
Plans are well underway for our next trip. This week we have been focussing on Uganda and the time we will spend there. The dates for this part of the trip have now been confirmed and we should know soon if our accommodation is confirmed. I had a really good phone conversation with Joyce this week. We thank God for this in itself as the phone signal in her area is never very good. This was the clearest line we have ever had since she moved there and it made planning much easier. We were able to discuss the dates we would come to Uganda, the areas we will visit and what we will do when there. Please pray for Joyce as she makes arrangements with those involved.
Last week I mentioned how I was intending to take one aspect of our trip each week and focus on it for prayer and we began with the planned workers' meeting. Today I would ask you to pray for another aspect of our trip. I will also publish a prayer list here each week and add the latest focus point to the list so that the previous posts aren't forgotten.
MISSION TRIP FOCUS: This week I would ask you to please pray for a very practical part of our trip. Our office as pictured below. (Click to enlarge). We thank God for providing this little office for us in 2007, just one year after we began our ministry in Kenya. It's location is very central and the rent is reasonable. However, as you will see from the photos, we are fast outgrowing this space and need more room. We also feel that better use could be made of the space as the desks are very big.
The office has a balcony which is currently a vacant space. Our landlord has agreed that we can close in the balcony to make it secure and therefore give us an additional space of around 5ft x 12ft. This would require a metal frame, glass etc. and would be very useful to us. William will be able to do most of the work, however, we will have to pay someone to do some welding. William is also planning additional practical work in the office for our next trip and a few days have been allocated just for this. In addition to the balcony work, there are also plans to erect some shelves specifically for the lessons, rearrange or remake the desks to fit better and also paint and freshen the office as it hasn't been done since we moved it. We are hoping that these changes will make it a much more efficient space and will help those who work in it on a daily basis. The office is a vitally important part of our ministry. It is estimated that around £500 - £600 will be needed to complete all of the needed work which will include all materials and any labour which will need to be paid for. Obviously William will do most of the work to save on the cost of labour. A comfortable, organised and smooth running office will definitely benefit the rest of our ministry. An opportunity to do this work will also be a great encouragement to William as often there is no time in our programmes to allocate to practical work even when it is essential.
Please pray for this important part of our trip. Pray for guidance in all of the planning. Pray for safety as the work is carried out. Pray that the time allocated will be sufficient. Pray that funds will be provided to enable this to go forward as it is very essential.
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- Practical Work in Office
- Workers' Meeting