Thank you so much to those who contributed towards a Christmas gift for two of our workers. We appreciate very much the kindness of those who have given and have contacted each individually. There is still time if you would like to donate to Joyce and Eunice. See our previous blog post for information about the ladies and for the donate button. We are asking for £5, but if you wish to give less or more, you can use the donate button on the home screen, send a cheque or do a bank transfer. Contact us for more details.
We are also thankful to many prayer partners who have spent time knitting clothes and blankets. Bit by bit we have transported these to Kenya and Uganda and both we and our workers have distributed these at various times. Today a young man and his friends came to our office in Nairobi. We have been in direct contact with him for some time. They have formed an outreach that raises funds etc. throughout the year and then in December they use these funds to purchase clothes, toiletries and food and they then distribute these items to various children's homes etc. We are delighted that we have been able to contribute to this outreach by donating quite a lot of knitted items. We have already received photos of them receiving them today from Eunice and we are looking forward to updates of the distribution which will mainly take place between now and Christmas. We will share more about this in due course.
Thank you also for praying for our office situation. God has answered prayer in that the building work has been delayed for a few months at least. This means there is not the same pressure for us to vacate by the beginning of January. There are still a lot of details to be worked out and we do have some concerns, but for now we are happy that we have been given some breathing space and we continue to trust God to work out the situation.
William's assignment has been submitted. It was certainly the most challenging of the course to date, but the Lord helped. This term has now come to a close. In January he will begin the final term of his 3 year course. Just one more term's fees left to pay, pray that God will provide for us. This course is not paid for by FML but by William and I personally. It just seems like yesterday that he was considering taking the course. My Dad, (Dr. Cecil) passed away a few hours after William had completed his very first evening of his first year. William had phoned me when he left the Church. Telling Dad all about the course and his first night there was one of the last conversations I had with my dad. When William left the course that night and drove to Portadown, little did he think that a few hours later he would be standing at my dad's bedside as he went to be with the Lord. Thanks for your prayers for William. He has learnt much and we are sure the final term will also be a blessing.
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