What a busy time we have all had this past week....both in Northern Ireland and in Kenya. In the words of Pastor Aringo; "we are so tired we could fall down...but we are very happy!" That just sums up the week for us all I think!
In Nairobi Pastor Aringo and others worked so hard all week to pack up our office and move to our new premises. Packing in itself was a huge job and some of the furniture had to be lowered on ropes from the window! A vehicle was hired to transport everything and by Friday I was able to speak to Pastor Aringo as he was in the new office with a few others trying to organise and get everything into place. And so, after 2 years of searching and praying; of being excited and disappointed; of taking one step forward and two steps back on many occasions;......finally, in God's perfect timing, He has brought us to the perfect place for our ministry and provided for the initial deposit and first month's rent. Praise God! We give Him the glory and thank Him for how He has led. We continue to trust Him for guidance for the days ahead.
On Saturday, Pastor Aringo then attended a children's event which was organised by a local denomination in Kenya. Many of those present study our lessons and many are ready for Bibles. Unfortunately we were unable to have these Bibles available for distribution on Saturday, but we continue to pray for God's provision.
As I write, Pastor Aringo and Moses are travelling to Tanzania for just under one week. We thank the Lord for the opportunity they have been given and pray for them and those they will travel with. We trust God for a safe journey and a blessed time. We know there is much interest in FML in Tanzania and this is partly the purpose of them travelling there. We pray again for wisdom for the days ahead.
Here in Northern Ireland, we enjoyed being at the Bangor Worldwide Missionary Convention. We were able to have a stand each evening before and after the services. Literature was distributed and we were able to explain our ministry to those who showed an interest. A number of people signed up to our mailing list and we appreciate this very much.
Tonight, we will set up the stand again at the annual missionary convention in a local Baptist Church. I will also speak about our ministry at the service this evening. We will again man the stand tomorrow night and Wednesday night. We appreciate your prayers.
As always, we appreciate your prayers and ask that you continue to remember us in the coming days.
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