Another week and once more we are seeking God for His guidance and leading in the days to come. Working with FML isn't all about taking meetings and evangelising the children. There are many very practical issues, challenges and decisions which we face on a daily basis. There are times when it is difficult to know whether to take a step or to wait. There are times when there are needs to be met and we have to prioritise the funds. There are times when people want to become involved in the work and we need to know the mind of God. As we plan for our next trip later in the year, there are decisions to be made about where we will visit and there is a programme to prepare. We will soon be working on our next prayer letter too and are thinking about what to include. Please pray that we will know wisdom and guidance as we face many of these issues on a daily basis. We need the Lord to speak very clearly to us and show us what to do. Once again we are watching the pillar of cloud/fire to see when it stops and when it moves.
Preparations are now underway for the children's rally in Nakuru in the middle of April. Pray that many children will come in under the sound of God's Word. Pray that the financial needs will be met for this outreach. Joyce will travel from Uganda and Pastor Aringo will travel from Nairobi to be with Moses and the team there. They will help at the rally. There will also be a worker's meeting which now takes place every few months. The next scheduled meeting will be when William and I return to Africa.
The market was very quiet on Friday....we hardly sold a thing! But God is faithful and Saturday was very busy with quite a number of deliveries to do. As the weather improves the demand for coal and blocks will decrease, so please pray that God will continue to provide through the market with sales of other items.
After the market and doing the deliveries William and I went to Lurgan to meet with a lady who represented an outreach among women. We were privileged to receive a large number of knitted items and teddies to bring out to Africa. We also received a financial gift from the pocket money of the ladies' 5 year old granddaughter. This is to go to help a little child in Africa. We thank God that even the youngest child can do God's work and be a little missionary.
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