Today I have emailed out the second assignment in our child protection email course. We have been encouraged by the results of Assignment 1 with an average mark of 87% being attained by the students....though a few still have to submit due to sickness. We trust the course will be of great help and benefit to the 11 students from Kenya and Uganda who are studying.
Two weeks ago the meeting I was due to speak at was postponed until February because of snow. Last Monday, all set for another ladies' meeting, I received a call to tell me there was heavy rain and strong winds in the area and it was better if I didn't travel....so I will now return there in February also.
The clothes collection went ahead as planned and we are awaiting a cheque for just under £155 (Ksh 20000).
The market seemed quieter at the weekend and we thought we hadn't brought so much in. However, after rent was paid we still had £100 to transfer to Kenya today to meet some needs there. We thank God for His provision.
Today I have been communicating with Pastor Aringo in Nairobi regarding the stock of lessons and as it decreases we are beginning to plan for the months ahead and have been making some enquiries today.
Bibles are also a big need with quite a number of children at the stage of requiring them in order to continue with the course. I have communicated today with a very helpful lady in a Bible Book Shop in Nairobi and have secured 50 Bibles for collection by Pastor Aringo. Please pray that we will be enabled to purchase more.
Joyce had a very successful visit to some centres in Uganda and was encouraged by the progress with the lessons and the interest shown. There is also a desire by those in Uganda to receive our child evangelism training so we will look at how we can fit this into our next visit.
God willing we hope to travel to Kenya and also Uganda in a few months time and hope to begin making more definite plans for the programme within the next week or two. It is so exciting to be planning another trip!
We were saddened this past week to hear of the passing of another supporter of the work of FML. This man, to our knowledge, was not a saved man, though he had heard the Gospel. We prayed for him along with others and appreciated the financial gifts which he regularly gave to the children. Another reminder of the importance of being ready for Heaven....gifts as good as they are, are not enough in themselves to give us eternal life...only salvation by faith and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ.
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