Thursday, January 13, 2011

Big Changes for the F5

Friends and Family,

We thank you for your continued support and prayers!

Looking back on this last year, there have been lots of sweet times with the Lord and lots of rough patches where we've grown as individuals and as a family. I (Adrienne) was looking forward to 2011 as a year where adapting to life here wouldn't be quite as difficult and hoped we would get into our own "groove" in ministry and life in general. In Proverbs 16 verse 9, the Bible reminds us that "In their hearts humans plan their course,
but the LORD establishes their steps." This verse is the one that stands out as I share the beginnings of a huge change for the Fergusons. Last week was the beginning of the events that took us completely by surprise. Robbie, Sr. pastor of Living Water Christian Fellowship, shared that the Lord is directing them to Western Samoa. The Gordons plan on moving late May to early June. With that, he has asked Jonathan to take over as the senior pastor of the church. Jonathan has accepted and we are both sad we are losing such beautiful friends and excited about what the Lord will do in the next few months and the years to come. So please keep the following in prayer:

The Gordon Family as they wrap up ten years of ministry and life here in Kenya and direction as they head on to W. Samoa
Jonathan as he is praying for everything that involves taking over a church (vision for ministry, personal time with the Lord)
The saints of Living Water Christian Fellowship
That God would be glorified through the transition
Prayer for furlough plans as we may have to make some changes to our plans