This past week Joel had opportunity to attend the AGM of a denomination in Kenya. We all very much appreciated the invitation and we are encouraged by the interest shown in the work of Feed my Lambs and in our materials. Quite a number of Pastors are intending to register the children in their Churches and we look forward to having them involved in our Bible Course. There was also great interest in our library materials and the teaching materials we are currently producing ourselves. Pray that there will be great fruit from this opportunity and that many children will hear the Gospel as a result. Pray that we may continue to be a great encouragement to the local Pastors and Children's Workers as they seek to reach out with the Word of God to children in their locality.
Over the weekend Joyce was able to travel to an area called Homa Bay. Homa Bay is in Western Kenya on the shores of Lake Victoria. Around 10 years ago my dad and I made a brief trip there but as the journey took longer than expected it was late by the time we arrived and we didn't really see too much in the end. Joyce was able to minister in a small Church in the area and the Pastor has been in contact with me to say how encouraged they are and are looking forward to our continued partnership in sharing the need of salvation with children in the area.
We met Joel and Joyce during our very first time in Kenya in 2006 when they both attended our first training seminar. It is such an encouragement to still have them as good friends almost 11 years later and to see how they are serving God. Very often we find ourselves asking Joyce her opinion on matters and today I have been communicating with Joel and getting advice on certain issues. It is just a reminder that we are a team and we need each other. It could be easy for missionaries to be so carried away in serving and helping local people, that they can forget that they also need the locals. We certainly are very aware that the work of Feed my Lambs would not continue without national people on the ground and we are very thankful for those who play a part in the ministry which God has established.
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