This past week much of our time has been taken up with the office situation in Nairobi. We have tried negotiating, some people have agreed to speak to the landlords on our behalf and we have, more importantly, been praying and asking God to work on our behalf. So far things remain unchanged and the deadline for vacating the office is the end of May.
I have spent a considerable amount of time searching the web for suitable premises and communicating with contacts we have in Kenya who we think may be able to assist in finding somewhere for us to go. Eunice has been searching and William has been working out the practicalities in regard to size, transportation, storage etc.
It is fair to say we have felt the pressure this past week which has sometimes caused us both to feel unwell. We are learning to lean this week!
We do very much appreciate your ongoing prayers for the situation and for us personally as we try to deal with the issue and sort everything out. It is one of those times when it would be easier to be in Kenya. Pray also for Eunice as she searches and tries to begin packing. Pray for those who are assisting us to search and who may assist in transportation. Pray for Joyce, as some of the changes may affect her even though she is many miles away. Pray also for the finances needed. A large amount is owed to the current landlords and in regard to new premises, we will need normal rent plus a deposit which will most likely be the equivalent of two or three month's rent. We really need ongoing commitments from individuals, Churches and companies to pay monthly amounts, no matter how small; towards this need which would really help us in planning and in convincing any potential new landlord that we can pay!
Due to these circumstances we have had to make some changes to our prayer letter which we have been trying to print for some time now but different circumstances have delayed it. Pray this can soon be completed and circulated.
Finally, we do thank God for a new opportunity which has opened up for us. We are excited and looking forward to sharing more with you regarding this quite soon.
Thank you for your ongoing prayers.
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