Pastor Aringo, Moses and the rest of the group they travelled with are now safely back in Kenya following their trip to Tanzania. They certainly had a blessed time and enjoyed the experience. I will hopefully share more details when I have had a full report from them....after they have had a little time to rest !
In Northern Ireland, we had a really encouraging time at the missionary convention last week. Many people showed an interest in the work of Feed My Lambs and much literature was distributed. We appreciated the opportunity very much and thank God for His help.
We also enjoyed sharing with friends from Scotland on Friday night and telling them all about our July trip to Africa.
This week we are hoping things will move at a slightly slower pace, but there is still lots to do as we begin to implement some of the issues which were raised among our workers while we were in Africa. Please pray for us as we prepare for a meeting on Monday 16th and for the country comes to town event in Portadown on 21st.
Pray for Joyce as her due date draws closer. Pray that she will be kept in good health and that there will be minimal delays with the lessons while she having a break from the work.
Pray on for Pastor Aringo and the team in Nairobi as they adjust to the new premises and pray for Moses and the school ministry team as the outreach into schools has started back again following the holidays.
Please continue to pray for us. We have quite a few pressing financial needs at the moment and ask you to pray that God will provide for each of these.
Trade at the market was steady on Friday, but very slow on Saturday for all traders. The weather here is getting colder and the sale of firewood and coal is slowing beginning again. Please remember William as he endeavours to keep up with the demand.
We always appreciate your prayers and especially over these past few months. We look forward to issuing a prayer letter very soon.
What a busy time we have all had this past week....both in Northern Ireland and in Kenya. In the words of Pastor Aringo; "we are so tired we could fall down...but we are very happy!" That just sums up the week for us all I think!
In Nairobi Pastor Aringo and others worked so hard all week to pack up our office and move to our new premises. Packing in itself was a huge job and some of the furniture had to be lowered on ropes from the window! A vehicle was hired to transport everything and by Friday I was able to speak to Pastor Aringo as he was in the new office with a few others trying to organise and get everything into place. And so, after 2 years of searching and praying; of being excited and disappointed; of taking one step forward and two steps back on many occasions;......finally, in God's perfect timing, He has brought us to the perfect place for our ministry and provided for the initial deposit and first month's rent. Praise God! We give Him the glory and thank Him for how He has led. We continue to trust Him for guidance for the days ahead.
On Saturday, Pastor Aringo then attended a children's event which was organised by a local denomination in Kenya. Many of those present study our lessons and many are ready for Bibles. Unfortunately we were unable to have these Bibles available for distribution on Saturday, but we continue to pray for God's provision.
As I write, Pastor Aringo and Moses are travelling to Tanzania for just under one week. We thank the Lord for the opportunity they have been given and pray for them and those they will travel with. We trust God for a safe journey and a blessed time. We know there is much interest in FML in Tanzania and this is partly the purpose of them travelling there. We pray again for wisdom for the days ahead.
Here in Northern Ireland, we enjoyed being at the Bangor Worldwide Missionary Convention. We were able to have a stand each evening before and after the services. Literature was distributed and we were able to explain our ministry to those who showed an interest. A number of people signed up to our mailing list and we appreciate this very much.
Tonight, we will set up the stand again at the annual missionary convention in a local Baptist Church. I will also speak about our ministry at the service this evening. We will again man the stand tomorrow night and Wednesday night. We appreciate your prayers.
As always, we appreciate your prayers and ask that you continue to remember us in the coming days.
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