Well it has been another busy week. It was one of those weeks that I wondered what we would ever do without email, facebook chat and mobile phones. They bring Kenya and Uganda to our doorstep and allow us to be so involved in the work that is happening there day by day. On one day alone I was speaking to 7 different Kenyans in various parts of the country via Facebook chat and was communicating with yet more via other methods. We thank God for how this technology can be used for good.
This past week we have been looking at getting new letterheads and compliment slips designed and are looking forward to seeing the finished product. New IDs were also designed for our workers in Kenya, though only one has received it as yet. We are working on getting the remaining photos and details through to our printer in Nairobi who is working on these for us.
It was really exciting to be able to submit a script of a Bible Lesson to a Kenyan artist we have come into contact with. This is with a view to FML producing our own visuals and teaching materials. The artist is very good at communicating with me and has been busily working away with first sketches due to be with me tomorrow God willing. Can't wait!
Big progress in one area that we work in. Permission has been granted by the local council for our representative to visit government schools in the area and share the Gospel through our various programmes. We are just waiting on the written confirmation from the official in charge and then we will be able to share more details with you....but our representative in the area is very confident that all is approved.
I have also received some photos of children who have completed all 30 of our Bible Lessons. I will share these with you next time.
At home in Northern Ireland, the market was quite busy on Friday and we thank God for that. We had a rare one day closure on Saturday but will be back again this weekend.
I, (Pamela) will be speaking at a children's day service this Sunday Evening when we trust many children and parents will be gathered in under the sound of the Gospel. I appreciate your prayers for preparation over the next few days and for the meeting itself.....especially as I ended up with the Doctor this morning because of a throat infection!!! I certainly need a voice for Sunday.
This week, as we seek to walk with the Lord and do His will in our lives and in the work of FML....we have yet again been conscious that the devil can sometimes use people and circumstances to unsettle us and cause distraction from the work. Whilst technology can be used for good as I mentioned at the beginining of this blog, it can also be used by those who wish to cause mischief. We thank and Praise God that such things cannot harm us, as when others may mean things for evil, God can use it for good.
MISSION TRIP FOCUS: We carry that last thought into our mission trip focus for this week. We realise that as the work prospers and moves on and more opportunities are opened up to us; the devil will be busy. When he sees us move closer to God in our own personal lives, he will seek to pull us back. The devil will chip away at the very foundations of our lives and of the work. We thank God that He is able and stronger than satan and sin. Please pray for us as we prepare for our trip, that the devil will be defeated in every attack that he contemplates and that we will have that discernment to know when circumstances and situations are from the enemy and that we will resist them in the name of Jesus.
MISSION TRIP PRAYER LIST:
- Protection against the attacks of the enemy
-Teaching and Preaching preparation before we travel
- Teacher training in Kisumu in partnership with Kenyan Church
- Exploratory Farming trip
- Safety and good health for the long flights
- Our time and ministry in Uganda
- The need of £1800 to secure our hire car
- Meeting with markers and teachers in Nakuru
- Practical Work in Office
- Workers' Meeting
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