We are so thankful that rains in Kenya and Uganda have been increasing. This has been such an answer to prayer after many months of drought. Of course, there are still those who are suffering and life is far from normal for many.
The rains have been a cause for rejoicing but they have also brought other challenges. One Pastor who works closely with us distributing lessons etc. has contacted me because of the situation with his Church. When the rains came they washed away one of the walls of the Church. The congregation are now in desperate need; they have done as much as they are able themselves and are now at a standstill. Please pray that they will be able to complete the work. We have told the Pastor that we will share this great need here and we would ask you to prayerfully consider whether you would be in a position to give anything; no matter how small; to this need. The ministry is being greatly affected and the people are keen to be able to meet together again to hear the Word of God and to witness to the children. If God burdens you heart to give, you can do this via this website and we will pass it on. Simply mark your gift "Samuel's Church" or send us an email to say you have donated for this purpose. Failing that, we would ask you mostly to pray. Thank you.
This is just a reminder of the many practical aspects of ministry. Not all service for the Lord is preaching. This past week William and I have been involved in Fire Safety training and Child Protection Training. We have been going through legal papers regarding FML and we have been finalising applications for short term team members. William also organised a demonstration of the Passover Meal at the mission hall we attend and I was the speaker at the Parent's Night of a weekly Children's Meeting. Having recently completed the application process for the Charity Commission for FML, I have been asked by the Committee at the Mission Hall if I would prepare paperwork for them and next week we will have a training session to guide them through the process and what is involved. I appreciate prayer as I prepare the presentation. William and I also have a meeting to speak at on Sunday so appreciate prayer for that.
Our team in Kenya are also involved in some very practical work at the moment and we will share more about that over the coming weeks. Meantime, please do pray for them as they sort everything out. Remember Joyce also as she continues in ministry.
As we approach the Easter weekend, let us remember to give God thanks for the gift of His Son, the Lord Jesus, who died in our place and rose again that we may live and have the gift of eternal life.
We appreciate so many people who take the time to pray for us and the team who make up Feed my Lambs. We all need your prayers.
We are sometimes conscious of people who are praying for us; yet they are way behind in their knowledge of the work and where we are at "today". So, here are a few reminders of how you can keep informed.
Here....this blog, updated most weeks.
Website....the main purpose of the website is to give an overview of the work. As such, a lot of the content stays the same for long periods. However, keep an eye on it and you will see little variations from time to time.
Facebook....we have a page. Like and encourage others to like "Feed my Lambs Children's Ministry.
Prayer Letters....Our main prayer letter is issued a few times each year and is sent out by post or by email. If you provide an email address you will also receive monthly updates. In fact we have just sent out our latest update....did you receive it? If not, you're missing out! These email updates are by far the most efficient way of keeping up to date with prayer requests and answers to prayer. If you would like to be added to our mailing list, you can sign up by clicking here!
Of course, you can always just ask us. Send us a text or an email or give us a call and we'll be glad to answer your questions and tell you how you can best pray for us and the work among the boys and girls.
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