Monday, April 18, 2011
We have been so blessed the past few weeks with great fellowship, encouragement and well, just life! We have approximately 8 days till the Gordons leave and it's starting to become real. I know it sounds ridiculous since we've known for months that they will leave for W. Samoa. It seemed like an event that would take place months, weeks, but now just days away.
Let me share a bit of the events that have taken place:
Christopher turned three! We were so blessed to have our friends join us at a local restaurant, The Carnivore, to celebrate another year of life for our "Christopher Mistopher"! Jonathan made the most outstanding cake in the whole world. I would say, for me, the highlight of the whole birthday party was watching this new side of Christopher that gets embarrassed! (as displayed in the video) He was so funny!
We gathered together for a one day overnighter in Limuru for a Calvary Chapel missionary retreat. Representatives from Calvary Chapel Nairobi, a Calvary church plant taking place in Eldoret, our own Living Water Christian Fellowship, Radio Broadcast Biblia Husema, a Calvary church plant in Mombasa, Calvary Chapel Lakeside in Kisumu, Calvary Chapel Kenya in Ongata Rongai, Calvary International Fellowship in Githurai and other ministries were all present. It was amazing to see all of us gathered together in unity. It was also great to be back in Limuru (where we went to language school) with the clean crisp air and the refreshing fellowship. Jonathan got an opportunity to share at the evening session where he taught Zech. 4:6 which says, "Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This [is] the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts."
When we came home from the retreat, to our surprise, Java, the German Shepherd we have been caring for, had her puppies. Praise the Lord, Alice, our house cleaner put her into her kennel before she left that day. As you may know we live on the game park and lions and other wild life have been known to prowl around close to the house. Java had 5 puppies but unfortunately one passed away just yesterday. The other 4 are doing well and are getting big now!
Oh and Benny wishes you a very Happy Easter as well as the rest of us!
God bless you!
Adrienne for the F5