We are back in UK after our trip to Kenya and Uganda. We have had a few days to settle back and reflect and now it is time for the work to start....where to start is the issue I am now facing as there is so much to do as a result of the past few weeks. Bit by bit I hope to add photos to the website so you can see some of the wonderful people we met and experiences we had. Meantime, I wanted to remind you of the prayer list we had added to for many weeks on this blog and share how the Lord answered your prayers. So, below are some of the prayer points from previous blogs followed by a little update. The remainder of the prayer points will be covered next week.
- Pray that God will continue to go before us
He certainly did go before us and we were very conscious of this. In one issue in particular, we have realised that God knew what would work for us. We will share more later.
- Take a moment to THANK GOD for what HE has done so far!
We certainly thank Him for all He has done and are excited about the future.
-Guidance as to which donated items to bring on this occasion
This was difficult and we weren't able to fit everything in....but we managed some stationery and teaching materials. Thanks to those who donated.
- Provision of Bibles for presentation during our trip
We thank God we were able to collect 80 Bibles when in Kenya and brought them to Uganda. It was decided not to present them as any centre waiting require more and it is difficult to give to some children and not others. They have been left with Joyce. Pray for more. In particular, one large denomination are bringing together all of their children from various Churches at the end of August and would like Pastor Aringo there to present Bibles.....close on 300 are needed for this.
- Meeting with School staff regarding building project
We had a good time with the staff and students of the School and were able to discuss the work they need done. We are hopeful the project will go ahead and are expecting some more detailed information through from the school very soon.
- Protection against the attacks of the enemy
The devil always tries to unsettle....but God had the victory.
- Teaching and Preaching preparation before we travel
We felt that we ran out of time just before we travelled due to some unexpected events. However, the Lord enabled us to have most preparation done and we had time on arrival to finish off what had been started.
- Teacher training in Kisumu in partnership with Kenyan Church
We really enjoyed the teacher training seminar which was held in an FPFK Church not far from Kisumu. It was a different timetable as we only taught a few of the subjects from our 3 day seminar. Numbers were smaller than expected due to it being a week day and people had work commitments. However, those that came were very keen and we felt that they really listened and contributed well to the teaching. We have been invited to return in the future to hold a further seminar.
We thank you for praying for us and we thank God for answering. In next week's blog I will share some updates from the remaining prayer points. The need is great. Please pray that we will know much guidance in the coming days as decisions are made and
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