And so another year is coming to an end. It has been a year of mixed emotions for us. Friend and family have gone to be with the Lord and sickness remains amongst those we love....but we have also been blessed beyond measure personally and in the work. God has provided for so many needs and we give Him the glory.
2012 saw the work of Feed My Lambs spread into Uganda. We thank God for this. It was a year when many children received their very own Bible. It was a year when we had many opportunities to share our ministry. Highlights include the missionary weekend in the Iron Hall in Belfast and the awareness day which was held in a local supermarket just before Christmas...we thank God for everyone who received literature on that occasion and for the funds which were collected.
Another highlight of the year was the children's workers conference which some members of our team attended in November. We know that this was a real encouragement to them. We thank God each day for each one of our team...our representatives, those who assist in the office, those who mark lessons....thank you all for your hard work.
We are looking forward to a new year with great excitment and anticipation. We are discussing, planning and praying about our next trip and are trusting God to provide for this very soon. We are looking ahead long term and seeking wisdom from the Lord for the way ahead and how the work should progress and grow.
Thank you so much for standing with us in prayer. We still need you.
May the Lord bless you for your faithfulness and may I wish you a very Blessed New Year from all in Feed My Lambs in UK, Kenya and Uganda.
Thank you so much for your prayers over this past year. A very Happy Christmas to you and your family.
This week we are looking forward to holding an Awareness Day in a new ASDA supermarket which has opened in Portadown, N.Ireland. Dad, William and I will be there from 9 in the morning until 6 in the evening this Wednesday 19th December. We will be distributing literature, selling items and doing a collection. We feel it is a great opportunity and we are looking forward to it. If you are in the area, please come in and see us, otherwise you can pray that it is a beneficial time.
The market was busy again this past weekend and we look forward to another weekend before the Christmas break. The market will be open for an additional day on Christmas Eve.
Thank you for your prayers for the recent Bible presentations. Last week, we shared a few photos from the rally in Nakuru. This week we hope you will like the photos from the recent presentation in a Church in Kibera, Nairobi.
We thank God for each little life which received a Bible from Feed My Lambs over the past week. We also give thanks for a few donations which have come in this week towards the cost of purchasing more. We are grateful to each one who has contributed.
Please enjoy the few photos below of the children receiving Bibles and enjoying the Nakuru rally.
These past few days have been very exciting.
Around 400 children gathered in Nakuru on Saturday for a Feed My Lambs Children's Rally. There was Bible teaching, revision of lessons and games. Juice, biscuits and sweets were also enjoyed. It was a great opportunity for the children of the area who have taken our lessons to come together. Unfortunately a few centres were unable to attend because of a problem with public transport but the turnout was still very encouraging.
Best of all around 130 children received Bibles and we thank God for this.
We thank God for His help and blessing to Moses and his team who organised the event and we look forward to sharing more news and photos with you soon.
Around 30 children also received Bibles in a Kibera Church yesterday and we God thanks for this also.
Pastor Aringo has done an assessment of the work and estimates that we will need around 2500 Bibles between now and April to keep things up to date. Please pray for this.
Here in Northern Ireland, a local supermarket has selected Feed My Lambs as one of 3 chosen charities for the month of December. Customers have the opportunity to vote for their "favourite" cause. Just being selected guarantees some funds from the company. We will also be holding an awareness day for FML in the supermarket on Wednesday 19th December and we will be distributing literature etc. at a stand there from 9am - 6pm.
The market stall was busy at the weekend once more and we look forward to extra opening this Wednesday evening 5th December from 6pm - 9pm.
I also thank God for His help as I shared at a meeting yesterday afternoon. We thank God for faithful praying people.
We give God all of the glory for these opportunities and thank you for your prayers.
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