The Word of God is the most important book that anyone can ever own. It is our desire to ensure that as many boys and girls as possible in Kenya and Uganda receive a copy of the Bible. We thank God that we have made really good progress this week with the Bible Bookshop in Kenya which we had previously mentioned. We have another 50 Bibles reserved ready to be collected within the next few days. We thank God for a gift this week which has made this possible.
Two things spoke to me yesterday. At a children's service yesterday evening, a child shared a poem about a lamb. It finished with the line that if a lamb is lost a sheep will have to answer...I was thinking how that is a challenge to each one of us....if we do not bring the Gospel to the little lambs, the children...then we, as the sheep, the adults, will have to answer to God!
Following the service I was with William at his home and saw a little lamb that his younger sister is looking after. I was able to feed it with a bottle....a first for a town girl! It was drinking so quickly....so hungry....our prayer is for the little lambs of Africa to be hungry for the Word of God. We, as sheep, will have to answer to God if we do not feed the lambs!
Then I watched as the lamb followed William's sister around the yard. It followed her closely wherever she went, when she ran, it ran. When she called it's name it came skipping to her. Our desire is that we can lead the little lambs to the Saviour and that they may follow closely by His side. We as sheep will answer to God if we are unfaithful.
What about you? As a "sheep" will you pray for these lambs and ensure that they are brought to the Good Shepherd???? Can you help us to purchase Bibles to ensure that these lambs are fed on the milk of the Word??? What would God have you to do?
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