Another week and almost the end of another month. Time is moving fast. We are so thankful for many more children who have heard the Word of God this past week.
The photos below were sent to me yesterday from Uganda. They show a few children who heard the Gospel in just one Sunday School yesterday. The teachers here have recently started to use our lessons and as you will see from the blackboard they are trying hard to teach the children their need of salvation. Pray for these dear folk as they witness among the children close to them.
Please continue to pray for Joyce. We thank God that she sees improvement in her health on a daily basis but she still needs much prayer. She is supposed to be resting...and she is more than normal....but still she continues to minister. Pray much for her.
Joel also continues to appreciate your prayers for him as he oversees the work in our Nairobi office. He has been working hard on finalising some changes to our Child Protection Policy and we thank God for his ability in this field. Pray for him as he sorts and organises the many boxes in our office; both those which moved from our previous base and those which recently arrived from the UK. Bibles will be distributed soon and some also need sent to Joyce, so please pray for all of the arrangements.
William is spending much time preparing for a Children's Day service which is coming up quite soon. Pray that the Lord helps him in these final days before the meeting. Also for a number of other meetings which he will participate in over the next few weeks. As we draw closer to another trip to Africa, William is also praying about what the Lord would have him share in meetings there. Pray for God's leading.
I am also looking at what God would have me share when we next travel and appreciate prayer. The next meeting I will speak at here will be the Old People's home in a few weeks time. Otherwise the day to day running of the office here in Northern Ireland is keeping me busy. Today I have been responding to emails; enrolled and set up a student page for the 45th student to register for our online child protection course; communicated with Joel regarding a particular project; communicated with an applicant for the ministry and printed their application form for consideration; prepared and printed some visuals for use in a lesson with children and after this blog, the weekly accounts will be next on the list. We are also trying to complete our latest prayer letter and am thankful that another name has been added to the list today. We are hoping to have the letter printed and ready for distribution this week.
Please do pray that the Lord will continue to help those in Africa who are working directly with the children and also that He will continue to help William and I as we continue with our part of the ministry here. We value your prayers for these busy days.
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