I read this phrase....Faint Not. Fear Not. Fret Not.....just a few days ago and shared it at a meeting on Friday evening. It is such a comfort to know that as we continue in the Lord's work we will reap if we faint not and that God is with us each day, guiding and leading us so that we don't have to fear....and neither should we fret about the past, but look forward to the future, committing our way into His hands. What a lovely promise, even for our own personal lives.
This past week was a bit topsy turvey and I felt like little was accomplished in the office because I had so many places to be. But we thank God for His help and protection as we travelled around. Dad and I were able to attend the resource exhibtion after all, however, we weren't able to make it to the seminar.
William and I shared at a very special meeting on Friday evening and were really conscious of the Lord's help. As a special treat, we were able to show some video clips from our recent trip to Kenya as well as the normal powerpoint. These included footage of some the schools we visited and also one of the Churches. It also included myself and William singing together at our anniversary service in Nairobi....and another one of me joining in with some children "dancing" at one of the schools we visited....that clip definitely brought plenty of laughs to the meeting!!!! We thank God for the opportunity of sharing with a group of people who have been so supportive over the years. The Lord helped as I shared from the Bible and William shared our presenation.
People have generally been encouraged as they have read our recent prayer letter. We look forward to making the first payment on the land in Nairobi by the end of this month and we are waiting eagerly for news of the first "official" enrollment on our course in Uganda.
Already we are beginning to think about our programme for July and to plan what we will be doing. There are never enough days, so we need much wisdom to make the most of the time.
Please pray on for our team in Kenya who continue to distribute and mark our lessons. Pray that there will be much enthusiasm among them and that the Lord will help us in all decisions we make.
Once more we thank God for a good weekend at the market. It was quieter than the past few weeks, but good nevertheless. We began to give out another CD to those who purchased from us. This one is the testimony of a lady who trained to be a nun, but found peace with God and was born again over 40 years ago. We know that souls came to know the Lord through the CD we gave out regarding the Chilean miners, so we are praying that God will bless this one also. We appreciate the help of those who copied and printed the CDs for us.
William has once again been busy preparing the wood for us to sell at the market. It has been a busy Winter. William had a large supply ready for this year and a large amount ready which he thought would see us through most of next year...however, most of that stock is now sold so the pressure is on to get more done. Please pray that he will be helped in all of this very practical ministry and indeed that there will be no accidents. Pray also that William will have enough work of his own to provide financially for him on the days when he is not at the market or preparing for it. We praise God that there are so many ways in which to serve Him....it doesn't always have to be preaching a sermon, but we can serve in very practical ways as this.
This week I am hoping to develop a Holiday Bible School programme that I first wrote a number of years ago for a Sunday School in Kenya. It was quite basic, but I am hoping to add to it so that we can produce it and make it available for anyone who would like to use it. I enjoy this sort of work, so I hope I can get the latest email assignments marked and returned so that I can get stuck into this again.
Please do continue to pray for us. We have no more meetings booked in until 2nd March and, as always, we would really like more invitations to prayer meetings where men and women alike can learn of our ministry.
Thank you so much for standing with us. If you would like more information about any aspect of our work, please don't hesitate to contact us. The email addresses of individual team members can be found on our Meet the Team page and remember, if you are in Kenya, Uganda, the UK or Ireland, we would be delighted to come and share with you.
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