God’s Resting Place


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The east African nation of Kenya is a second home to my wife and me. The name Kenya means God’s resting place, and any visitor soon realizes that God indeed rests upon Kenya’s people and land. Soon, we’ll be returning there to continue our missionary work.

I’ll take up my teaching responsibilities at the Berean School of Ministry and Bible College. Our faculty is faithfully dedicated to teaching pastors to study and deliver the Word of God as workmen who do not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth (2 Timothy 2:15). If a pastor doesn’t know how to handle God’s Word, his flock will never know either.

There will also be a daily schedule of speaking God’s Word in home meetings and churches.

My wife will speak to women’s groups, sing, and support me as I teach and preach. Kim loves music, and last year she bought and delivered an acoustic guitar to a small village church. She’s excited to see how the instrument is being used in God’s praise. This year we’ll take another guitar and Kim will give some lessons to another eager student.

A small band of women here in the Pacific Northwest are crocheting hats and scarves for us to take with us. Believe it or not, it does get cold in Africa! These beautiful hats and scarves will be a foundation for starting home-based employment for pastor’s wives.

Chief among our desires is to encourage the many destitute young people we met last year who begged us, “When you get back to the United States, don’t forget us here.”

Each year, additional opportunities become available in Kenyan churches and villages. New friends are made. New places open for ministry. Pastors in the Bible school want to show their progress in learning the Bible and preaching skills in their respective churches. Requests to add the countries of Tanzania and Zimbabwe into my itinerary have also been received.

We are thankful to each of you who remember us in prayer and the few others who give financial support to us and the Berean School. If you wish to help too, leave me contact information in a comment.

I have made it my aim to preach the gospel … (Romans 15:20).

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3 thoughts on “God’s Resting Place

  1. Isaac.

    Thanks pastor Richard for sharing this and all you do to prepare for your journey here.We are eagerly waiting for you and your wife Kim.We miss to be with you in our fellowship here and your teaching in our school.This time you will have alot to do than your previous visits.Coming to visit us here is a great encouragement.As you know life here needs much of what you and Kim are doing.Bottom line,Christ is preached and all glory goes back to Him.Thanks all for helping this great couple to be a blessing here in Kenya.God bless and keep thee.

  2. We shall be praying for your wife and you and everyone else who is helping you there in your work for the Lord, dear Brother! ❤

    "The Lord gave the Word: great was the company of those that published it!" [Psalm 68:11]

  3. peter kaloki

    welcome pastor Richard and your wife Kim to your second home Kenya. we are delighted to see you and your wife here. You are a blessing to the Kenyan pastors. Your fellow faculty members are really waiting to see and join them back to continue equiping pastors.

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