We thank God for being with us over what has been a really busy week....probably the busiest since FML began, apart from the times we have actually been in Kenya. There was just so much to do getting our DVD completed, leaflets printed and our display sorted out for the missionary exhibition. William made a really great notice board and it looked really well with our photos and information on it.
We were encouraged by the interest shown in FML at the exhibtion last night. There was a sell out crowd of almost 2000 people in attendance, so it is definitely true to say that a lot more people now know about FML. Our stand was in a good position and we are thankful for those who took the time to stop and chat, to take and our literature and to sign up to our mailing list. We look forward to heading to Bangor tomorrow afternoon to set up our stand there for the exhibtion which will run every evening from Monday to Friday. Pray that the Lord will continue to help us and give us good opportunities to share about the work in Kenya. Pray for safety as we travel each evening and for plenty of energy as we are already tired.
At the meeting last night, everyone in that 2000 strong crowd received a program. To see an organisational profile of FML in it's pages among all of the worldwide missionary organisations that we have grown up with, was quite humbling and yet so exciting to be reminded at just how far the Lord as brought us over these past 5 years and we give Him the glory.
The DVD of our work is now completed after many hours and months of work. It lasts around 15 minutes and should give you a little insight into our work. Everything on it was filmed during our trips to Kenya so it is very personal to us. The DVD is free of charge so please let us know if you would like a copy. We will be sending a batch to Kenya very soon, so it will be available there also.
Yesterday was the deadline for our email students to have their first assignment in by. Most have managed it, though we are a little disappointed that not all have kept to time...but we understand that internet access can be a problem in some countries at times. We look forward to getting them all marked and returned.
We have been advised that the container carrying our lessons should be arriving in Kenya very soon. Because of the amount of aid being shipped into the country to help with the drought, there is the possibility of a delay but we continue to trust the Lord.
The agent who found the most recent property for us had an encouraging meeting with the owner and they were most helpful. We are waiting to see a copy of the lease at the minute and to have a few things clarified, we appreciate your prayers as the price is higher than we would have liked and we need something very clear from God to show us that this is the one.
The deadline for paying the balance on our flights is fast approaching, please pray that the amount needed will be provided.
Last but not least, please pray for one of our team members in Kenya who was surrounded by a number of men during the week and robbed of their phones and some money. Obviously this is an upsetting experience and we ask you to pray for them, whilst thanking God that they were not seriously hurt.
At the Holiday Bible School in my own Church this week, one of the memory verses taught was "I will never leave thee nor forsake thee"....what a precious promise from a great God.
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