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 .

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Plodding Along.... Our May Update

I Can’t believe how fast May has come and gone. Josh and I have been in Kenya for almost 7 months now! That time has flown by so fast.

This month Josh has been working with the prison ministry try to get in there to do Bible studies. I believe that he has favor with the warden about getting in there. He and a friend will be going in as often as the prison will allow to go teach the men in the Prison about our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We are praying that there will be nothing that hinders this opportunity.

We are once again looking for a building to have church in. Our lease is up in a few months and we have a few people who want to bring their families but there is no place for the children. All this to say; we could use prayer for the cost of a bigger place and to find one that will be perfect for this ministry. There are a lot of buildings here that just don’t want churches in them.

Our team from Bangor, Maine is coming in next Thursday on the 2nd of June and we are excited to see them and work with them. They will be doing some orphan ministry, giving away Bibles to different churches out in the Bush and will be doing some work on a school out here that is connected to the orphanage that they are going to be ministering to.

Thank you all for your prayers and support

Things to keep in Prayer:

The church to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ

That the Word of God would take root in their lives and would cause change in their lives and in the community around.

For the ministry that the team will be doing when they get here and for their safety while traveling.

For Kelsey as she is on partial bed rest trying to not go into early labor and for the safe and timely arrival of our new baby

We love you all

The Picture with the 3 of us in it is with our Friend Steve we were driving back from Nairobi in our new car. The view behind us is in the Rift valley.

Josh and Kelsey

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Our very LATE April Newsletter

April went by so fast. We had the Calvary Chapel missionary conference that we went to in the beginning of the month. What a refreshing time of fellowship that was! The Lord really used that time to speak to and to encourage us. We got to meet other Calvary missionaries and get connected with fellow workers out here!

We had the Back to the Word conference that Josh was putting together with another Pastor in Eldoret and it went very well. Josh taught probably 7 sessions and we had some Calvary pastors from Nairobi come up and share as well. The people loved it! About 85 people showed up at this all day conference and it was a real blessing. Pastors that came were challenged to stop relying on their own ideas of how church should go and what to say at church but just to get back into the Word of God teaching line upon line and precept upon precept; the was it was explained in Nehemiah chapter 8. The men were encouraged to explain the sense of the scripture rather than try to just make church entertainment. I believe that they really took this challenge back to their churches..

WE said goodbye to our good friends Robby and Elizabeth Gordon. They handed over their church are moving to Samoa to start a new Calvary there. This was a sweet but sad time. God is so good. They donated some baby stuff to us and blessed us with a car! This was such an answer to prayer for us. They also gave us some things for the house. They are a great example of pouring out their lives and hearts for the Lord and His people and have blessed many in Kenya!

Well this month (May) has many things in store. Josh is sharing at The East Africa Bible college tomorrow (May 9th) for a chapel service. Next Sunday he is sharing at another church in Eldoret right after our Sunday Morning service.
Oh by the way... did I mention we started our Sunday Morning services?? We started May 1st and it has been just a few people but it is such a blessing. Our evening services are the biggest. Praise the Lord for bringing people to hear the Words of God.

Next month we have a team of 7 or 8 people coming out from Calvary Bangor Maine and we are preparing and getting excited for that. We are going to be visiting orphanages, Painting a school for the Orphans, Going out into a church in the bush to teach at their church and pass out around 100 Bibles. It will be such a blessed time.

Prayer requests:
For the team coming that the Lord provides for everything leading up to the trip.

That there will be fruit from the conference last month.

For Calvary Eldoret, that the Lord continues to lead us in how to lead this church and the Lord works in the lives of the people here.

For continual provision for us living out here.

Also for Both Josh and I for health. There have been some big sicknesses going around.
We love you all...
God bless you.
Josh and Kelsey