Thanks for your continued prayers. We haven't as yet brought you the update from Uganda, but hope to do that very soon.
Pray for all of our representatives in Kenya as they settle into the work again following the holidays. We continue to pray for the new markers to be accepted in Nakuru and to being to help in the work there.
The second group to study on our email course where due to submit their first assignments this past week. Most of them did, but a few are yet to submit. Pray that the will. I enjoyed marking those which came in and was very encouraged by the work so far.
It was another busy weekend at the market and we are thankful for many returning customers.
The postponed clothes collection will now take place this coming Wednesday. We are able to accept clothes, bedding, bags, shoes etc. on an ongoing basis as well as household items, unwanted gifts etc. for the stall. We can also take furniture. Unfortunately we are no longer able to accept electrcial items due to a change in our insurance.
The ladies' meeting planned for last Monday evening was postponed until February due a lot of snow in the area of the Church which was making it very difficult for people to get out and about. Tomorrow evening (Mon 28th) I am looking forward to speaking at a ladies' meeting in Limavady.
We have many ideas and visions for the future of the work. Please pray that God will enable us to implement those which are of Him.
Thank you for your ongoing prayers.
It has been a difficult week for us as a family with the passing away of a very precious uncle....my dad's brother. We have many precious memories of a special man and can hardly believe he has gone. Thanks to those of you who have contacted us to express sympathy and assure us of your prayers. We are thinking especially of my cousins and their families in these difficult days.
As a mark of respect we closed the market stall this past weekend. We will reopen on Friday 25th and Saturday 26th as normal.
Tonight I will speak at a ladies' meeting in Belfast. There has been some disruption around the city in recent weeks, so am trusting that I have no problems on my journey.
We postponed a clothes collection last week as we were spending time at the hospital with my uncle and weren't available to be around for the collection. This should be fitted in within the next few weeks.
We continue to appreciate your prayers for us as a family and also in the work in the days to come.
Thank you for praying for us throughout another week.
We had another busy weekend at the market and we thank God for the funds which were brought in. Please continue to pray that the Lord will provide in this way throughout the coming months. January tends to be a quieter month, but we thank God for how well things have gone over the past two weeks. Sales of firewood and coal etc. make a lot of work for William and we pray that he will continue to know help in this very practical; yet very vital; side of the ministry
Please remember our team of workers in Kenya as they get into full swing again distributing, collecting and marking lessons.
Pray also for Joyce in Uganda. She was due to visit a Church yesterday (Sunday) where the children are studying our lessons. We hope we will be able to update you on this visit next week.
We are trusting that we will be able to visit Uganda on our next trip to Africa and are very excited at the prospect of seeing the ministry operating in an area we personally have never been to before.
I am looking forward to sharing in a few meetings over the coming weeks and ask for your prayers that hearts will be burdened for the work we are doing. We always welcome new opportunities to share and of course, to return to Churches etc. where we have previously been to.
On Wednesday we will be having another clothes collection and know that the funds raised from this will be of great benefit in our work. If you are in Northern Ireland you can help in this way be donating clothes, bedding, curtains, handbags, shoes etc. which you no longer need. Please feel free to email me email@example.com if you need more information.
Continue to pray for the second group of students to begin our email course. We are encouraged by the answers received so far. Remaining assignments are due for submission next week, so please pray for each student to get their work in on time.
Please also continue to pray for the need for Bibles and that God will provide.
We need God's provision in every way. His guidance and wisdom are even more important needs that finances. Please continue to pray that He will meet these needs and help us to deal with every situation we encounter.
God Bless you all.
Six years ago today, by the date; this website was launched. Over the years we have posted many updates, photos and news of the work. It has been the place where many announcements have been made and encouragements shared. We have added to it over the years and the appearance has changed a few times but we thank God for the doors it has opened. This website has reached into many countries across the world and connected us with so many people. If you click on the flag box at the bottom of the home page you will see the many different places which have been represented by visitors to this site. Today we say a very big thank you to each and every one of you who have shown an interest and made the work involved with the site worthwhile.
Our offices in UK and Kenya will open again this week and we are looking forward to all that God has planned for us. There is always plenty to do. As we enter a New Year, the need for Bibles is ever before our eyes and we ask you to continue to pray for this.
We are trusting that we will be able to travel to Kenya and also Uganda later in the year and think we have found flights which may be suitable....please pray for this.
The second batch of students to enrol on our email child protection course will begin studying this week. Pray for them.
We send our congratulations to those who have successfully completed our first course and received the certificates. The top achievers (and their overall marks) were:
Sammy Njoroge Nganga from Nairobi with 93%
Charity Wamuyu Muriuki from Nakuru with 93%
Rosalia Achieng Oyweka from Kisumu with 82%
Rev Alois Were Anyango from Kibera, Nairobi with 80%
We are so proud of each student who worked hard to complete their assignments and pray that the next group will also benefit. It has been great to hear how students have been encouraged with the course also...even one girl said how she intended to use her certificate to try and gain a job. We pray that she will be sucessful.
As you will see even from the names above, the students are spread across the country of Kenya. On our first course we also had students from Tanzania and one from Myanmar. We are delighted that Uganda is represented on our second course. We pray that all will be blessed.
Tomorrow I am looking forward to visiting ASDA in my home town to receive the cheque for £200.00 for Feed My Lambs. Customers have been voting for 3 charities/good causes throughout the month of December and we are delighted that we received the highest number of votes. The other two groups will receive £50.00 each. Thank you to everyone who voted.
We have a number of meetings over the coming weeks, but would also like more. Please consider having us share in your Church or fellowship.
May the Lord continue to bless you all.
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