Another week in God's work. A busy week, but much accomplished.
Joyce travelled to Jinja in Uganda and had an encouraging time there meeting with those who are involved in the work of FML and whose children are enrolled on our lessons. Also she met with others who wish to begin partnership. We thank God for a safe journey for her.
Our office in Nairobi had visitors and we were encouraged with a new Church having enrolled children and beginning the Bible Lessons for the first time. As always, lessons continued to be marked.
William and I had our first meetings since returning from Kenya. We visited a Church and were encouraged by the interest shown. I shared a powerpoint presentation with the children of the Sunday School, giving them an idea of what life is like for a Kenyan child as well as explaining some of the work we do. The Sunday School have committed to having Feed my Lambs as their missionary project for this year and we look forward to updating them and keeping them informed as the weeks go by. We were encouraged by the questions the children were asking and really enjoyed being with them. We are also grateful to the teachers who will be encouraging the children in the project.
During the main morning Church service, William was given the opportunity to share another short presentation which gave a brief overview of the ministry of Feed my Lambs and helped put all in the picture as to the work we do. We are thankful for such a good opportunity.
We have much to do this week. Meetings will begin next week and we have a few over the incoming month. A new presentation of our latest trip needs to be prepared. We also are hoping to issue another prayer letter very soon.
Please continue to remember us in prayer and indeed the whole team and ministry of FML.
So we have now been home for over one week. There is always a lot to digest after returning from Africa. Reflecting on the trip just past and also looking ahead in the work and indeed to future trips. Please pray for us as we process everything we have seen, heard and discussed during our time away and please pray that we will know guidance for the days ahead.
We are now enrolling once more for our email Child Protection course which will begin again in January. To find out more, please have a look by clicking on the link or contact us for more details. If you would like to go ahead, please complete the registration form. Find out more here.
This incoming weekend we will be sharing about the work of FML at a Sunday School followed by a Church service. This is a new opening for us and we appreciate the opportunity and the interest shown. Please pray for us as we prepare over the next few days and travel there on Sunday.
William and I are back home in Northern Ireland after our short mission trip to Kenya. We would like to thank those of you who prayed for us. We knew the Lord's protection as we travelled and are very thankful that we enjoyed good health.
It was a blessing to us to share in Sunday Services and to teach in Schools. What an encouragement to return to one school we taught in last year and hear them sing the choruses we taught them then.
We spent many long hours carrying out very practical yet very necessary work in our office, all of which we hope will make life easier for those who work there and also benefit the ministry at large.
New procedures have put in place and we are excited that we have launched a new outreach to our ministry. A lending library is now in operation. Based in our Nairobi office, it offers teaching materials and visuals to Churches and indeed Schools. Currently it can provide weekly lessons for 110 groups for around two and a half years. In addition, other books are available which we hope will be helpful to children's workers. We hope to add to the library over time. Pray for this new ministry in these early days.
We will have much more to share with you; including photos; over the coming weeks. For now, we just want to thank you so much for standing with us in prayer. We appreciate your support very much.
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