Thank you for your continued prayers. We are blessed to have a good team of workers who minister alongside us. We would ask you to pray for them. Below is a little update about each of them. Please also remember a few people in Western area who assist us greatly in a similar way. One lady Joyce was involved in an accident with her child and both were still in hospital when we last had news a few days ago. (Please note, this is NOT the same Joyce whose wedding we attended who has the little girl Blessing. This is a different lady).
Pastor Aringo continues to run our office in Nairobi and is busy at the moment preparing lessons for a new area we are introducing the work to. Pray for Jen his wife and their 3 children. Remembering his home Church in Western as they establish a new school and hope to purchase the land next year.
Pastor Meshack looks after the lessons in the Kisii area. This week he had planned to meet with those who help him mark in the area. Remember his wife and children and a number of orphans they look after.
Moses works in Nakuru and was excited this week as a new centre enrolled 60 children on the course. Moses recently lost a lot of his property in a burglary and would appreciate prayer for that.
Dan assists Moses in Nakuru, but is currently in a rural area. Dan is a teacher and also studies himself, pray he will know help.
Joyce is busy being a mother and a Pastor's wife, but, after the success of our music CD, is already making plans for another form of outreach involving the children. Pray for her husband Pastor Augustus as he leads his congregation and remember Joyce's sister who was very ill. She is now home from hospital and is making progress...but has a long way to go.
Mike is a name we haven't previously mentioned much, but he has been helping Pastor Aringo in the office more regularly lately. Mike and his wfie appreciate prayer.
Cecil continues to be top seller at the market and continues to brave the cold on Fridays and Saturdays. He is grateful that the arthritis in his knees hasn't been too bad this Winter and pain has been much less than last year.
William has been working extremely hard to keep up our supply of coal, firelighters and turf and has been cutting sticks almost on a daily basis. These are selling so well at the minute at the market he can hardly keep up. An advert in the local paper is proving to be more than worthwhile. As he is self-employed, William also continues to appreciate prayer that there will be plenty of work available for him.
Billy and May haven't been able to come to the market over these past weeks as Billy has been unwell. Please pray that he will know God's touch upon him and also that May will know the Lord's blessing.
As for me, work on our prayer letter was put aside a little, so that I could prepare for a children's meeting I was sharing at on Friday evening and also so I could send out our next email assignment. I am a little behind in getting the previous assignment returned due to some email problems, but hopefully I can get up to date this week and get the prayer letter in for printing.
We are looking forward to what the next few months will bring for us all. On Christmas Eve we were able to put down a deposit for flights to return to Kenya in July and already we are beginning to plan for our programme, including very specific training which I have been asked to conduct for a large denomination there.
Please continue to pray that God will bless each and every one of our team and also that God will bless each step that we take in our ministry. We have important decisions to make, problems to overcome, challenges to meet and new ministries to introduce....we need God and much wisdom. Thank you for standing with us.
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