Isaiah 58:6-12

Isaiah 58:6-12
Is not this the fast that I have chosen? To loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed ones go free, and that you break every yoke? (7) Is it not to break your bread to the hungry, and that you should bring home the wandering poor? When will you see the naked and cover him; and you will not hide yourself from your own flesh? (8) Then shall your light break out as the dawn, and your health shall spring out quickly; and your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of Jehovah shall gather you. (9) Then you shall call, and Jehovah shall answer; you shall cry, and He shall say, Here I am. If you take the yoke away from among you, the pointing of the finger, and speaking vanity; (10) and if you draw out your soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall your light rise in darkness, and your darkness shall be as the noonday. (11) And Jehovah shall always guide you and satisfy your soul in dry places, and make your bones fat; and you shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water whose waters fail not. (12) And those who come of you shall build the old ruins; you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; and you shall be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.

Prayer Requests

Please pray for the leaders in the church: Joseph Okoth, Steve Maremwa and Benson Okoth, Alfred Otieno, Ben Lippert, Peter Odoyo.
That they would grow in their classes, in maturity, in their communication of the Word, that the Lord would grant them wisdom.

Please pray that our Children in our childrens ministry will grow in their knowledge of the Lord. There are some kids that come to church without their parents. Pray that the Lord would use those kids to even teach their parents about the Lord.

We have a prison ministry on Thursdays for Men, the Lord has been doing a lot in the lives of those inmates. Pray for open hearts .

Friday, January 21, 2011

January Update

This month has gone by so fast I can hardly believe it. Here is what has happened since the last time we have updated you all. I am sorry I can’t post pictures till I get my computer cord fixed. It broke about three weeks ago so it will be some time till I can put pictures up. I will however post them when I get my new chord.
 We started our Bible Studies on the Second of this month and they have been going so well! We started out with 5 people not Including Josh and I and have grown to 11 of us total! We are seeing great fruit from it. The Place we are meeting as I have told you is a little library and it is perfect size for us right now but, with the way things are growing we are going to need a bigger place in the next few months. Please pray for provision for a place that we may be able to rent for the Bible study in the near future.  We have so many excited people that have told us that they were so glad that we are doing this Bible Study; there are no other churches here that teach the whole council of God.

Josh and I have been visiting different churches and it is unbelievable how little of the Word is being shared. It has been sad for us to see. All of this just gives us a greater burden and heart for the people of Eldoret. We have been hungry for the Word being taught in the churches that we attend on Sunday morning so I can’t imagine how all of the people attending these churches feel. Actually they don’t know any better. We had one lady tell us, of the church that she was going to “This church is bad but I will commit to it anyway” we weren’t quite sure what to say to that.

This one kid has blessed Josh and I in particular, he will walk about 12 miles or more to get to the Bible study twice a week. He says he just loves Jesus and wants to know more about him. Josh was dropping him off at his house one day and found this great spot to pray. It is up on a hill out in the farm country. He took me there this past Wednesday and while we were up there this other kid came up to us asking for money. Josh told him that we didn’t have any money to give (literally “Silver and Gold have I none, but such as I have I can give to you”) but had his Bible and said that if this guy wanted he could share with him the Bible. Josh asked this kid (Jeremiah) if he was born again and Jeremiah said that he wasn’t. Jeremiah said that Josh could do a little study with him right there so Josh shared with him; told him about Jesus and What he did for him and asked Jeremiah if he wanted to become saved. He said, with tears in his eyes “Yes”.  He did not have a Bible at home so Josh gave him his Bible. There was so little that he knew about the Bible, I am excited to see what God does in his life.  Please pray for Jeremiah and his new walk with the Lord that the cares of this world will not choke him out but that the Word of God will spring up in his life.
Prayer Requests:
Continual Provision for us living here
For the African people in general that they will not see our white skin and see nothing but money but that they would see our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ
For the Bible Study that the Lord would speak so greatly to the precious people attending and bring more in.  We want to see people thoroughly equipped in the Word of God lacking nothing.

Thank you for your continual prayers.
May the Lord Jesus Christ be with you
Josh and Kelsey

1 comment:

  1. Josh & Kelsey, I'm so blessed to hear what the Lord is doing there through you both! It is so evident that He planned this whole thing!!! We are praising Him with You!!!

    Dear Gracious Heavenly Father, thank You for loving and equipping Your children! Thank You for leading Josh and Kelsey to this place and for putting a love in their hearts for all these people! We pray that You will continue to grow this Bible Study so that many will come to know You and will, in turn, share Your Love with others. We ask for Your continual provision and protection for them and their new little one that is coming. We ask that You would keep them all healthy and that they would lack for nothing. Pour Your blessings on them, fill them with Your Perfect Peace. We pray that they would "know Your Presence" in new and deeper ways. Bring strong believers to come along side with support and friendship. Lord, we also pray for the radio broadcasts that many would learn of You through this, as well. Let Your Will be done, Father as they seek to plant and water a harvest for You! In Jesus' Name we pray, Amen.

    We love you,
    Jim and Brenda Lord