The verse mentioned above has been an encouragement to us. To know that God knows all about our labours for Him and is with us each step of the way.
We are still praying that we will be able to travel this month to Kenya. Flights are still not booked, but we are holding on to God and we have not given up.
Pastor Aringo has viewed so many properties for prospective offices that we have lost count. There are two of particular interest. The one we mentioned last week is still a favourite but another one is a possibility also. Please pray that we will know very direct and specific guidance. Please pray concerning this matter. Please pray that we will have something sorted in time for the lessons arriving.
We have been making plans for a meeting here in Northern Ireland later in the year to give thanks to God for 5 years of FML. The venue is now booked and we hope to share more details with you very soon.
The market was again quiet this weekend, especially on Saturday, as more and more people head off on holiday.
I have a different routine now as schools are off and I am looking after my nephews during the day, with the result that I am spending a few hours most evenings doing some FML work which would normally be done during the day.
This week I will take two training classes for the group who are heading to Poland later in the month. Please pray for them as some are preparing lessons for the class and will have to teach them. Pray for me also as I mark them and give them feedback. The amount of teaching time and the contents of the sessions have been changed a number of times which has challenged me and meant that I have had to spend a lot longer in preparation than originally thought as I have had to redo and replan different aspects as I am notified of the changes, however, we thank God for His help and guidance. I am now completely prepared for the two sessions this week (each around 2 and a half hours long) and have handouts prepared and printed, so hopefully those who attend will benefit and know the help of the Lord.
We continue to be encouraged by the launch of the email course. Our first class is almost full with still a few weeks left for more to enrol. We look forward to sending out the first assignment at the beginning of August.
Please also pray for us as we put together information and budgets for another "Safari Kenya" event. We are praying that we will be successful in securing another property for a longer period of time and ask that the Lord will open up this opportunity over the coming weeks.
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