Thank you for your prayers over another week, we always value the support of God's people.
I was able to make really good progress with our email course this week. Due to computer problems and other issues, we had fallen behind with the course, but I was able to get everything up to date this week and sent out the latest assignment. I was also able to write a later section of the course and to contact each student individually with a review of their marks up to date and also tried to encourage those who have missed sections to complete them as soon as possible and get them submitted. Please pray this course will continue to be of benefit to the students.
We had a strange week at the market. It was very quiet and there weren't many people around as we enter into holiday season, but we sold a number of bigger, more expensive items and so financially we did better than the past few weeks.
We would especially give thanks to God for His provision this week for Bibles. We received gifts from a few people which were designated for buying Bibles. These gifts will allow us to purchase around 340 copies of the Word of God. Most will be purchased from Every Home Crusade and sent out to Kenya in their next container. It will probably take a few months for them to arrive. We also hope to purchase a small amount in Nairobi. Although these are more expensive it will mean that some will be available for immediate use. We are so excited at this development.
We have been making some progress this week in regard to getting pictures illustrated in order to produce our own teaching materials for children's workers and are quite excited that this will be the next big project for us. Pray that I will know for definite which Bible stories to use for our first set of lessons.
Please continue to pray for us as we continue to press ahead in regard to purchasing land in Kenya. These past few days we have began to feel that the Lord has been making things a little clearer for us in regard to this and we appreciate prayer for wisdom in every decision which is made.
Finally we would ask you to pray earnestly and urgently in regard to our next trip to Africa. We are praying that we can travel quite soon. We have run into a problem with our flights and are desperately trying to rebook with more suitable flights. Please pray that God will provide our every need and bring us there in HIS time.
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