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, June 23, 2011

June Update

June Update

June has been very busy but a great blessing. It started out by us preparing for the team from the States to come visit us for two weeks. It is ending with us looking and possible locating a building for our church to move to. So lets go into detail a little bit more....

The Calvary Bangor team got to Nairobi on the 7th so we went down to meet them. It was great! The day after they got here the pastors wives of the different Calvaries and the women from the team all threw me (Kelsey) a Baby shower. It was so sweet and a nice comfort to have some old friends there as well as new ones. While we ladies were doing that Josh, Jonathan (Pastor of Living Water Christian Fellowship) and the guys from the team all went our to minister to the men from The U Turn program here. They all shared their testimonies and it was a powerful time. Jonathan said that he has never seen the guys there open up as much as they did; staying and asking questions afterward. The next day the whole team went to some big orphanages and got to give one of them a bunch of school supplies and backpacks to the kids that needed them the most. Everyone involved was so blessed to be able to see the Lord provide and to give and receive.

After four days in Nairobi the Team, Josh and I made our way to Eldoret for the next 10 days. The trip to Eldoret had many challenges

including Flat tires, running out of gas, getting pulled over twice and being asked to give bribes “or else” and many more things. It was supposed to be a 5 to 6 hour trip and turned into a 9 hour trip. It was crazy but the Lord provided for each situation and it was a blessing. While they were at our house we got to do many things. We visited and got to give school out school supplies and backpacks to the orphanage that Josh and I have gotten to know (Mwangaza). The team painted the school that is attached to the orphanage “Mwangaza” and got to make some good friends at that ministry. It was a real blessing the Mwangaza and to our team getting to serve with them. The kids loved everything. Thank you to the Lord and to Calvary Bangor for bringing all that stuff out and for coming to bless the people here.
While they were here Josh also took them out to the bush and they passed out over 100 Bibles to 3 different churches out there. One man got saved at that time and a little girl was healed of a very bad fever when the guys prayed over here. The Church was so shocked and blessed with what the Lord did there.

There were many more things that the Lord did through the team being here but those are just some highlights.

Now we have one of the guys from the team (Carl) staying with us for a few weeks longer and it has been a blessing. He is taking the church through the book of Jude for the next few Sunday nights.

We have been praying to find a church building for our little growing church that has an extra room for children’s ministry. Josh an Carl went out looking and found the perfect building that has 3 rooms and it is perfect to be there for a while. It is a significant price increase from our last rent so we would need the Lord to do a miracle in providing for the first 3 months rent and security deposit. Please pray with us for the provision and if anyone would like to get involved in helping with that cost please email us and let us know.

Prayer requests:
For provision for this church building that we are trying to get.

Our Baby is due on the 14th of July so for safety for Kelsey and the Baby as we are having the baby in Eldoret and they are a little more underdeveloped than Nairobi.

For spiritual growth in the Believers that are coming to the church. That they will be real and serious about wanting to serve the Lord.

Thank you all for your prayers and support.
Josh and Kelsey

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