We thank God for the short break which was had by the majority of our team in Northern Ireland, Uganda and Kenya over the Easter period. Please pray that as the work begins again, each team member will be refreshed and ready for what God has in store.
We have a number of very important decisions to make over the next week or two and appreciate your prayers for this.
Again the need for Bibles is a priority. Please pray regarding this.
Please also remember the ongoing monthly needs such as our office rent etc. The premises is vital for the ministry and we ask you to continue to remember these needs.
Please also remember the personal needs of our team members, especially those with children. Pray that God will provide for each individual and their families.
The latest Child Protection email assignment is now due for those currently studying and we ask you to pray for the students that this course will continue to be of benefit to them. Also for the future as we pray about the right time to begin another course.
Please continue to remember the children who attended the rally in Nakuru a few weeks back. Pray that the seed which was sown will bring forth good fruit.
Our next trip is still a few months away, but we would ask you to be praying regarding it, even now. As always we need guidance as to the programme while we are there and we need to know the mind of God as to where to travel to and what to be involved in. We are hoping this trip will be a special time for our workers and hope to dedicate time to them in regards training etc.
Please pray on that God will lead, guide, encourage and provide in the coming days and most of all that He will save little boys and girls from the world and that we may hear the news of these precious little ones coming to know the Lord as their Saviour.
We thank God for sending His Son to die in our place and we praise Him that Jesus is alive. What a wonderful message we have to share with boys and girls. We would like to wish all our prayer partners a very blessed Easter.
Our office in Nairobi will reopen later in the week and our UK office will reopen on Monday 28th April.
As Easter approaches, our minds can be taken up with so many things, a different routine, a few days off, time with our friends and family. Let us not forget it is the time when we remember the sacrifice that the Lord made for each and every one of us when He went to Calvary. He died in our place, He took the punishment of our sin so that we could be saved and made ready for Heaven. What a wonderful message to share with boys and girls!!!
Early reports from Nakuru speak of a good rally on Saturday for the children. I was told they children "were very happy". I am sure it was a tiring yet enjoyable day for all concerned. I look forward to sharing more with you when I get more details.
Please pray for us as we consider everything which was discussed at the worker's meeting on Friday in Nakuru. The process will be that a full report will be sent to us here in the UK and we will then discuss and return our feedback. Together, the team both in UK and Africa, will then pray over the issues and implement as God leads.
The next workers meeting will be when William and I are back in Kenya...which makes our next trip seem very close!!!
Today I will be leaving two suitcases with the person who transports items for us. They will be making their way to Kenya tomorrow and contain a large quantity of knitted items such as blankets, cardigans and hats. This consignment will then be transported on to Uganda. We appreciate everyone who helps us in this very practical way.
As the holidays approach, the Nakuru team are taking a break from the School Ministry. Our office in Nairobi will close this Thursday and will reopen on Tuesday. Our UK office is also closed next week and I am working less hours this week as my nephews are off school and with me. It is a different routine for us this week. Normally dad and I would have taken the boys away for a day during this week of holiday. One less this year makes a big difference to all 3 of us...and it isn't quite the same.
The market was very quiet this past weekend....more so than in a long time. There is a possibility that we will be closed for one or both days this coming weekend...to be confirmed.
William has been very busy at work as it has been lambing season and he has a busy week ahead of him. However, he will also have a couple of days off for Easter.
Please pray that the entire team will be refreshed as we have a break over the Easter period. Most of all, it is our prayer that we will all take this opportunity of remembering the meaning of Easter and how the Lord Jesus gave His life and rose again so that we might have eternal life.
Another week begins and indeed we are into another month. Time is flying by. Hopefully we are all turning a corner healthwise and slowly getting back to normal.
We would love you to pray for the Nakuru area this incoming week. The school ministry will finish for the Easter holidays. Pray for a response from the children and pray that the team will know guidance for the programme and what to teach in the new term.
This coming weekend will also be busy in the area. Pastor Aringo and Joyce will travel to Nakuru to spend some time with Moses and the team. On Friday there will be a worker's meeting. These meetings are now held every few months and are rotated around the different areas so that every area/rep has an opportunity to host the meeting and have the other workers visit their area. The last meeting was in Uganda in December, Nakuru will host this week and the next meeting will be in Nairobi when William and I will be there also. Pray for the meeting as the work is discussed, reviewed and planned.
This coming Saturday there will then be a children's rally in Nakuru. Moses and the school team will be involved and Joyce and Pastor Aringo will assist. A large number of children are expected. Please pray that the Word of God will go forth in a way which is easy for the children to grasp, understand and indeed respond to. We long to know of them coming to faith in the Lord.
At home in Northern Ireland we were at the market at the weekend. It was very quiet with fewer than normal people around. The time of year has come when people go away for the weekend and with the milder weather, the demand for coal and blocks decreases.
Unfortunately I had to cancel a School Scripture Union which I was due to speak at last Wednesday due to being unwell. They have said they will arrange a date for next season. We are thankful for their understanding.
Thankfully I was able to go ahead with speaking at a children's parents' night on Friday evening and enjoyed being with everyone there. William also enjoyed being at the meeting and had the opportunity to have a table for FML with literature, pens, pencils etc. William is so busy as always. The decrease in fuel sales makes things a little easier for William after the busy winter of trying to keep the stock available.
Please continue to pray for William and I as we plan for our wedding, prepare our home and look forward to returning to Kenya all within in the next few months. We are excited about our future and look forward to continuing to serve the Lord together in FML. We have many decisions to make both personal and concerning the work and we would ask you to pray that we know the Lord's mind on every issue.
Thank you for your continued prayers for the work of FML.
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