We have now been back in the UK for nearly 4 weeks.....and what a whirlwind it has been!
When we returned home, we mentioned the disappointments we faced concerning the practical work in our office in Nairobi and another option which had seemed to come to a standstill. As you know, we have been searching for a long period of time for a larger office without success. Then the plan to purchase a plot of land had to be suspended. We settled ourselves to close in the balcony of the existing office to give more space and then that fell through too. We really were at our wit's end regarding this issue. BUT.....we are delighted to share that God had a plan and a purpose in it all. He knew our situation a lot better than we did and HE certainly went before us.
Just when we weren't expecting it, God has opened that door for us
and we have now secured a new base in Nairobi!!!! Negociations are complete and the lease has been signed. The office is a few minutes walk from our current location. It is safe, secure and is larger than our current office. It is one room with a walk in cupboard which is shelved and perfect for the lessons. There are additional storage options and the potential to expand in the future. The rent is higher than we are currently paying, but very reasonable and nowhere near the other prices we were being quoted.
We are so excited to see the work grow in this way. The move will take place over the coming weeks and we will be working from the new office officially from 16th September. If you are in Kenya and plan to visit the office
during the first two weeks in September, please contact us to find out exactly where we are and what stage the move is at as we may be between offices for those two weeks.
Thank you so much to those of you who prayed much for this issue.
Please continue to remember us as we establish this new base. There are some issues concerning both the current and new properties which would be much easier dealt with if we were in Kenya. We ask you to pray that we will know the Lord's leading in every step we take. Pray also for the finance
necessary for the move and the ongoing rent as we take this next step.
Meanwhile, we have a busy few weeks ahead here in the UK. We will have a stand at the Bangor Worldwide Missionary Convention each night from Monday 26th - Friday 30th August. The following week we have
a new opportunity as our stand will be at Portadown Baptist Church Missionary Convention from Monday 2nd - Wednesday 4th September and we will be speaking at the Monday evening service. We appreciate prayer for both of these events. We then have a few other meetings before taking up our normal spot at the market for the annual Country Comes to Town event in Portadown on Saturday 21st September. Some other bookings later in the year and into next year are also new openings and we are delighted with this as well as opportunities to return to Churches where we have previously shared.
Back in Kenya.....This week Moses and some of the Nakuru school ministry team are involved in a Church camp. Please pray for them as the share the Gospel with the children and pray that little ones will be saved.
Pastor Aringo has been following up the work in Kisii and Western over the past few days and visiting centres there. Continue to pray for Pastor Meshack and others who are involved in the work in these areas.
Joyce continues with the work in Uganda and there are some good developments there which we hope we will be able to share with you soon.
We thank God that Pastor Aringo and Moses have been given the opportunity to visit Tanzania. They have been invited to join a group who are travelling there for a conference and will be representing Feed My Lambs. They will be there from 4th - 9th September. Pray that they will have a blessed time.
children's rally will take place on 31st August and will be organised by a
Church fellowship in Kenya.
They are bringing together children from across the country who attend
their Sunday Schools. They have
asked that Bibles are presented to those who are due to receive them, on that
day when they are all together.
Almost 300 would be needed.
We do not have anywhere near that amount of Bibles available or the funds
to purchase them. It would appear
that the quantity needed aren't even available in the Bible bookshop. We don't want to disappoint but we can
only do what God allows....so pray that we will know the best action to take in
We thank God
for the privilege of doing His work.....and it is all because people like you
pray! Thank you so much. We appreciate your support very much
and hope you will be encouraged that God is indeed listening and
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