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Reflect and Rejoice

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This update may be a month early but we are taking some vacation in December and therefore have been reflecting on the past year.  WOW! God is good! Lives have been saved. Relationships have been formed. New missionaries have come. African missionaries have been sent. Disciples are being made. We are rejoicing! We have seen our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ catching the vision for proclaiming the name of Jesus to all those around them. We have trained up a number of churches with tools and a plan to GO and as they go, they're sharing this good news, the hope of eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. We're also continuing to learn from our African brothers and sisters! Over the years, we've been encouraged and challenged by the passion they have for the Lord, his Word and for abiding in him. The Kenyan people, in particular, are very hard-working. They wake early and stay up late seeking to work for their living and to minister as they go. They are so generous and th

Pressing On

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Life is hard!  Adam recent told a congregation that when we choose to follow Christ, life gets even harder.  Satan wants to deceive us and try to separate us from the love of God, but it's impossible!  Do we believe that?  Even amid the challenges we face, we "press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus." (Phil. 3:14) September included a quick trip to the States for Adam and Suzie.  We were able to surprise our 2nd born and her fiancĂ© as they celebrated their upcoming marriage with a wonderful wedding shower!  We also trained the next group of missionaries coming to serve in Sub-Saharan Africa. The month also included multiple trainings in evangelism and discipleship!  The Lord is doing great things in Nairobi and throughout the whole Kenya! October was a blur but so rich and full of God's goodness and more opportunities to lift high HIS name!  We hosted our bi-annual conference for missionaries in their first term.  It was a refr
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August was a sweet month full of activities, as usual! We were able to visit Paris.  We encouraged our units studying French,  identified language and culture activities that can be accomplished while they're there and of course, saw some sights! We continue to visit churches in Nairobi.  This month, Adam preached at a local church plant and another associational church in the city.  Suzie was able to teach Sunday school again after a few weeks off.  The Sunday school team is growing in size, and the children are growing in their faith. Things have been a bit slower around the city as elections took place and results were announced.  It seems everyone was holding their breath and are still a bit apprehensive about results being finalized.  Thank you for praying for peace.  In general, it has been very peaceful, especially compared to past elections.  Keep praying! Praises: *So far, the election has been peaceful. *We had a productive trip to Paris. *Baylee and River have started ba

Praise and Press On

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Let us start off this month by saying thank you!  The journey continues. Even as the storm seems never-ending but we appreciate your prayers and praise God who fills us and sustains us. The month of July was jam packed.  We had a number of volunteers and visitors passing through.  One team that threw us a 4th of July party!  We had almost 100 in attendance from our company that were blessed with burgers, hot dogs, plus sweet and savory treats from America! We trained three churches in evangelism and discipleship.  We had a teaching for leaders and their wives on hermeneutics and ethics.  We taught youth about missions at one church and participate in a revival that Adam preached.  We had the opportunity to go door to door sharing the gospel a number of times, putting to practice what the church members were learning and saw many desiring to give their lives to Christ.  Continue to pray for revival and for peace as elections will take place on August 9th. We were also able to spend time

Walking By Faith...through a Never-ending Storm

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This past month has been difficult for us as a family.  Actually, this whole year has been tough. We have a need to heal physically but emotionally we just don't feel strong due to not being able to do all the required/wanted activities physically.  We are responsible for so much and we feel as if we are giving our all but it just isn't enough.  However, in our physical and emotional weakness the Lord is faithful. All this to say, what keeps us going is serving the King of Kings and the Lord of Lord's. Being actively involved in God's Kingdom work is where we find ourselves being strengthened and reminded that He is strong and Mighty no matter how we feel. Thus, when things break down, when we find ourselves weak physically, when we feel all alone and abandoned, He is there! The Lord is shining His grace and mercy on so many here in Nairobi and around all of Africa.  He has allowed us by His grace to be a part of it.  He is good and so today be encouraged that He can do

Keeping Up...He is Faithful

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We have not been as consistent in sending our monthly updates as you may have noticed.  Please forgive us.  We desire to keep you updated and prepared to pray for us monthly. Over the past couple of months.... We have prepared for and led our first in-person conference as First Term trainers.  After COVID, we had to take the training of first termers to a virtual platform.  It worked but was not as effective as in-person training.  Although an in-person training seems to have taken more time to prepare and execute, we're happy to say it went well.  Everybody, both participators and leaders, got so much out of it.  We had about 115 people total, including 32 children/youth and two churches that send 13 volunteers to work with those children/youth.  We focused on the SSA M-task Framework, a missionary framework that guided our people and expressed the seamless transition of the six components.  These six components include entry, evangelism, discipleship, healthy church formation, le

Been A While

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It's hard to write an update when your "to-do" list keeps getting in the way, but we missed sending one in February and March, so APRIL it is! As most of you know, we spent the month of February trying to mend from our surgeries!  Adam had arthroscopy on his knee to repair the meniscus and take out some pieces of bone and cartilage that were no longer connected.  Then the doctor also drilled holes in his knee to create a soft pad from the blood clotted and add cushion to what has become a bone-on-bone situation.  Those repairs required the use of crutches for 6 weeks as to not bear all his weight and burst that blood clot.  Two weeks after his surgery I had a bicycle accident while competing in a sprint triathlon.  A compound fracture of my right arm, breaking both my radius and ulna, resulted in two surgeries and 8 days in the hospital.  Praise God for good medical care that can be found in Nairobi and more praises to God for the body of Christ coming together in prayer,