Well, what a week it has been. On a personal note, I had my last full days with my nephews as one went back to school after the holidays and the other will go back this week. William started a new job, which we feel was a real answer to prayer, and dad met an old friend at the missionary convention who he hadn't seen in nearly 40 years! But of course, the week was very much tied up with missionary convention itself and all which that involved.
William and I arrived on Monday afternoon to set up our stand. In addition to the notice board and banner with photos, we had our lessons on display, a power point presentation running, our cd and kenyan items for sale and plenty of free literature, pens and dvds to distribute...all in an effort to raise awareness of the work of FML. You can view the presentation we had looping on our HOME page.
I was there every evening with Dad coming on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings and William returned on Thursday and Friday evenings.
We thank God for everyone who stopped at our stand and who were interested to know about the ministry in Kenya and Uganda. Much interest was shown. We were booked to bring our stand to another missionary convention later in the year and also to speak to children in a Sunday School, so we were very encouraged with this.
It was also great to meet up with other missionary friends whom we have come to know in the past as well as to meet new friends.
Our aim for the week was that many people would learn about the work we are involved in, but without doubt, we learnt things too and were reminded of lessons from the past.
The message was there to continue to do God's work, through the hard times and through the joys and we were challenged to do more for the Lord and for the work of FML. New ideas have been impressed upon our hearts by the Lord in regard to making the work known and we trust Him for wisdom as we seek to implement them.
Our desire to return to Kenya remains, but throughout the week we became more conscious of the necessity of us travelling to Uganda to see the work there. We are praying that this will soon be possible.
We were encouraged, through quite shocking circumstances, to always take our stand for the Lord and the standards of His word, without being ashamed or embarrassed.
We saw much throughout the week... we talked to many people... we have read literature and watched dvds from other organisations... we were challenged and shocked, encouraged and saddened.... but we had a great time, learnt much and have a desire to continue whole heartedly with the work HE has called us to do.
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