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 .

Monday, July 25, 2011

July Update... Newness

This month has been filled with waiting, new joy and sweet reunions.
We started out this month waiting for our new baby to arrive along with my (Kelsey’s) parents flying in from the States. They flew in on my Birthday and took us out to eat which was wonderful. Josh and my dad have been building shelves for me and they hooked up my NEW Washing Machine that the Lord provided for us!!!! Did I tell you that Calvary Chapel Bangor bought us a new washing Machine??? They did and man is that a blessing!

We have been praying about moving into a new building for church because we have no place for children’s ministry and also it is getting crowded. The Lord provided most of the money needed to get into the new building which is awesome! Also it has a bathroom on the same floor as our church room. This is a big deal because in the place we are in now it is 3 flights up. Josh will need to build partitions in the new room we are getting which will be no problem but it will need a little work. WE
WE were approved today so we can start work whenever we want!

Layla was born on July 15th after 40 hours of labor. She was born by an unexpected C-section but she and I both came out safe and healthy. She was 7lbs 4oz. 19 and 3/4 inches long. She is such a new, wonderful blessing and addition to our lives. Thank you all for your prayers for a safe delivery for the both of us. The Lord showed himself strong on our behalf which is no surprise to us. He always does!

My Dad is teaching through the book of Galatians which is a huge blessing for the Church. One of the guys in our church found out he was going to be going through that book so he went home and read it. This man came and told my dad this after one of the teachings and said after reading it alone that he was really glad it was being taught because he had no idea what it meant. Praise the Lord for another opportunity to share the Word of God and to bring understanding.

Prayer requests:
People to grow in the grace and Knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Quick processing for Layla Birth certificate and paperwork. (Usually that takes a very long time!)

Continual provision for the new church rent

Thank you all for your prayers and support.

Josh, Kelsey and Layla


  1. Beautiful update Kels. I love the pictures and love hearing all that the Lord is doing. We love you guys and are praying for you! Keep the updates coming.