For those of you who are reading our blog for the first time, WELCOME! If you have heard and want to see the video of the "cobra slaying" mentioned in Jonathan's interview on KWAVE, make your way to the blog post below. And let that be a warning, too. There is a video involving blood, a Spitting Cobra and a decapitation....all in the same video! If that freaks you out, be forewarned! DON'T SCROLL DOWN PAST THIS POST!!!! (;
I am sitting at the computer, grinning from ear to ear over this season of ministry and life. All I can say is all glory goes to our God in heaven for the great things He has done! This post will be loaded with pictures for you! (Hooray!)
|Living Water Christian Fellowship in our last Sunday in the youth hostile|
I was completely surprised when Jonathan called me on a Wednesday night to inform me that the youth hostel we have been calling "church" for over two years was sold and we needed to leave. "How long do we have to find another location?" I asked. "They close on Sunday." I can tell he wa still a bit shocked. "THIS SUNDAY???!!!!" We had just three days to find a new location so when the church comes on Sunday we would be able to inform them of where to meet for next week. Let me say that God does His most amazing work through willing hearts that are open to His leading regardless of time constraints. Jonathan left the next day feeling flustered, yet hopeful. He came home that evening discouraged. A church location in the city is quite pricey and he couldn't find anything that would fit into our church's budget. I encouraged him to take along our elder, Pastor George, for some encouragement and help. He and George left on that Saturday together to look for a location. Jonathan called me after just a few short hours raving about the fantastic location of the YWCA which is situated next to the University of Nairobi. We have been praying over opportunities to reach the youth in the area and couldn't have a better place to do it! The location fit our budget and they gave us a separate location for children's ministry for just $7 a month!
|Our first Children's Class Sunday|
|Sheila helps the younger kids color|
|Brian draws some pictures for the kids|
|Good looking bunch, aren't we?|
|Vicky and Ramsey host a dinner for the team|
We have had the pleasure of getting to know Calvary Chapel Deleware County in the last couple years. We were surprised to hear that they would be bringing a team of over 20 people to Kenya this year. This team just blew us all away with their willingness to serve and love the Kenyan people. After they ministered a few days in Nairobi they went to Kisumu (Kenya) to help our friends Matt and Peggy Pottenger and Stephen Otieno at Calvary Chapel Lakeside. Not only was the ministry amazing but they also lugged out over 90 lbs. of homeschooling books for us!!!!
|Before the race|
|Don't let these guys fool you, they didn't run (;|
|Finished! Josiah wanted to finish with me. This blessed my heart.|
|My grandmother doing a clock project with the kids|
|My grandma has a way of making everything beautiful and special|