One of the most comforting and encouraging things of being a missionary is our prayer community. There is something about it when you live by faith, everyday…all of your struggles, concerns, joys, celebrations, needs can be shared with our Christian community that we know lift us up in prayer, praise our God, thank our God for his abundant blessings.
It was very uplifting knowing that our family was covered in prayer during Kenya’s elections. We knew that wherever we went, God was before us, besides us and behind us, protecting us, leading us and providing for us. As many of you know, our family lives 100% off of church and individual sponsorship. So having a situation where we needed to flee Kenya to insecure safety wasn’t expected, therefore we thank God that He used different means to provide and protect us. We serve a God that knows what we will need when we will need it even before we do.
Please continue to pray for Kenya, we thank God that elections were peaceful, however it seems like through some court cases, we may have a long political journey ahead of us. We will continue to go where God calls us, if that is a matter of leaving Kenya again, we will let you know. It’s hard to foresee much into the future when we are trying to plan, while not knowing what adventures this court case will bring us.
Please also keep my family in your prayers as we trust that God will continue to open doors for us. The apartment that we are living in now has been a great transition into living here, but we are currently looking to move to a new apartment. We haven’t had running water in almost 6 week and this has been something that has never been consistent since we lived here, with not having water at least 60-70% of the time. Some of our neighbors have had theft issue, so we are looking to moving to a place that has better security. The apartment that we are looking at has dependable water, 24 hour security, and will allow us to host our mission teams that come.
This is about 10 minutes from where we are now and it’s up on a hill/mountain, so we are praying that God gives us peace and opens doors if this is where he wants us to move to. We love the neighborhood that we are in now, and that is something that we would be very sad to leave. Because of the location of the apartment, we are working towards saving to buy a vehicle to help us be more available to the church and mid-week ministries, along with traveling to the village more frequently. Right now we use public transportation all the time, which is expensive, unreliable and not always the safest mode of transport. So we believe a vehicle will help us for both personal and ministry use. This is one thing we are trying to trust God for before we make the move.
Please join us in prayer:
-A safe post-election/court process
-Peace and confirmation to move to a new apartment
-A vehicle for ministry and personal use
-Our water would come back!
Praise God for:
-We traveled safe to Tanzania and back home
-Kenya has had a peaceful election
-We are all healthy
-Fred and the worship team are recording their worship CD this week
-Lucy is doing great, catching up and learning fast!
-My dependency pass has finally been processed!