Into Africa

Nairobi (2)As some of you read this, we are on our 3-day flight to Kenya.

My wife will again accompany me, teaching crochet, singing, playing her guitar and giving lessons, and speaking at a conference for women. Not only has God given me a partner in life, but a partner in ministry.

Kim will be giving away nearly 200 various crocheted items lovingly created by women here in Oregon and Idaho. These are made in bright and beautiful colors so enjoyed by the Kenyan people. Some of these items will be given as gifts, but many will be sold to use as capital for women to begin their own businesses.

Going with us this year is my son in the faith, Matthew, who came to know Jesus only a few years ago and has an insatiable hunger for God’s Word. He’s never been on a plane or out of the US, so this is an adventure which will open his eyes to the obstacle course of airport travel, a third-world existence, and the vitality of Christianity unchained from Western culture.

I’ll be busy teaching at two conferences, several churches, and four full-days in the Berean School of Ministry and Bible College. Our host, Pastor Isaac Mathembe, has graciously scheduled one day in our three weeks for rest. We love the opportunity to serve the Lord with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength!

Thank you Dean for your monthly donations to the Berean School over the past year. Also, Jack and Gena of Spokane, Washington, who made a very generous gift. Both gifts will be delivered in person.

Many pastors in Kenya do not even own a Bible. Imagine what they preach from on Sunday!!! We will be delivering a Kindle (like an ipad) for each student in the college. Each Kindle has the Bible in Swahili and 3 English translations, a Bible dictionary, concordance, Bible maps, and other Bible study tools. We thank the couple from Milwaukie, Oregon, for donating the money for a third of these devices.

We’ll also give away toys, a guitar, clothes, school supplies, basic medicines and toiletries which either don’t exist or are too expensive for rural Kenyans to purchase.

Thank you for your prayers as partners with us in this missionary journey of love.

Pray also for us, that God would open to us a door for the Word, to speak the mystery of Christ (Colossians 4:3).


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