Its been about two years since our church relocated from Ngong road to Karen Plains area. Being that the Karen area is mostly filled with the affluent population of Kenya. Our efforts to reach the community in our new neighborhood is challenging. We have been tirelessly knocking door to door at every house in the neighborhood. Attempting to reach out to the people. But these are the minority, upper class population of Kenya. Lovely gated large houses usually with a security guard at the gate. We are either turned away by the security guards or no one answers the door. We tried to hand out cookies (with Invitations to the church) to each home in the community but there was no outcome from that effort. Astonishingly, we discovered that among this wealthy community there also live nomadic cattlemen of the Masai tribe! They are very warm and welcome us with a smile and a handshake. They have always been eager to hear what we had to share with them about Christ. Last month, we were able to share a Bible study with the people in that community. They showed such keen interest and listened attentively as the Word was taught. We ask for wisdom, prayer and discernment to reach out to all in our community where our church is located.
Praise Report: As parents ,my wife and I experienced an exhilarating event this past month: Our youngest daughter, Sophia, asked to participate in our church Water Baptism! There is no greater joy than to see your child whom we have poured into and discipled since a tender age proclaiming her faith in Christ to the world. Please join us in praying that both our daughters would continue to grow in Christ and would never wander off from walking with the Lord.
- Please pray for the Kenyans who have been affected by the recent floods.
- Please pray that God would open doors for us to minister to more people in Nairobi.
- Please pray for healing for Twinkle’s parents who have been ill.
- Please pray for wisdom and guidance concerning Homeschooling.
- Please pray for God’s guidance as we make preparations to host summer teams. term mission teams.
- Pray for many to come to our bible college next semester.
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In 2008 we had our first ever East African Pastors conference. During this conference only 8 Calvary Pastors attended the conference. Fast-forward to 2018: a decade later, we now have over 300 C.C. Pastors in attendance at our annual Calvary Chapel Association of East Africa Pastors Conference! We are so enraptured seeing the movement grow and delighted knowing the word of God is going forth bearing such amazing fruit. This year the conference took place in Uganda. We had a turn out of Calvary Chapel Pastors from Kenya, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Burundi, and Sudan. It was so edifying to hear what God is doing around East Africa. As for me, personally, it was a 13 hour drive from Nairobi to Uganda. I travelled with five Kenyan Pastors who were all looking forward to fellowship and being refreshed in the Word. The theme was “A timeline of the End…and what that means to me.” We went over most of the End times themes and passages.
Some of the highlights were the presentations by Mike Rozelle of Potters Field Ministries: he shared his testimony and presented the Gospel using clay and a potter wheel. Then Jay McCarl presented a re-enactment of the ancient Galilean Wedding and we learnt that it symbolized and highlighted the Gospel, and major End time themes. I would highly recommend you read his book called The Best Day of Forever . He has a knack of finding out what the scriptures meant to the people in Bible times and how it applies to us today. We also had the privilege of affiliating 7 new churches during the event. These newly affiliated, Senior Pastors have all been pastoring their churches for about a year. Im exhilarated to learn that the Word of God has reached some of the remote unreached corners of East Africa!
Calvary Chapel Association regional leaders getting prayed for.
Mike Rozelle of Potters Fields Ministries
Calvary Chapel Association of East Africa Pastors Conference 2018
Pray for Gods Protection over our Family
Pray for Gods guidance as we plan for summer teams
Pray that God would provide for our family and for our local Pastors.
Pray for healing for Jane Kaleche
Pray that peace would prevail in Kenya
Pray for Twinkle as she home schools the girls.
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