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, August 26, 2011


August has come and gone, the cold weather is starting to warm up (and yes it gets cold in Africa!) and we are excited about the warming of the weather. We have been planting a garden so that we can grow our own Veggies too! Anyway... to our update.

My (Kelsey’s parents had been here for a month and they left on the 4th. It was such a blessing for them to be here. My dad and Josh built walls in our new place for church. If I didn’t mention it last month... we moved to a bigger place! That is a huge answer to prayer for us. We were growing out of the last one and had no place for children and now we have 2 rooms.

Josh just got approved a few days ago to go into the local prison to minister to the guys here. He will be going to one wing of the building to meet with those guys twice a month and then at the end he will get to meet with all the guys in the prison in one big meeting. He wants to take different guys from the church each time and some local pastors other times.

This past few weeks has been quite busy; Josh has been cutting down trees for a local Bible college, teaching at a worship conference, meeting up with another church and doing house to house evangelism. They had 2 people give their lives over to the Lord when they were going house to house!

We have been quite blessed with the church members. Early this month 2 of the members came in, looked around and left; an hour later they came back with 2 chairs that matched the rest of the ones that we had. We were so blessed by them really making this their home and wanting to pitch in for things.

We have had some trouble with our car this month. We had a 16 wheeler crash into the side of it in the beginning of the month and last night when we came out of church it was broken into. They broke our door lock which is a bummer because you cannot leave your car unlocked in Kenya. Please pray for the provision to fix these things.

Please continue to pray for the paper work for Layla to become an American citizen. Its quite expensive and a big process.

Pray for the members to the church to continually grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Wisdom for Josh as he leads the church in worship and in teaching of the Bible.

Wisdom for Me to raise up Layla and for energy to take care of her.

May the Lord bless you all,

With love from the Lawrence family
The painted pictures are right before church...
There are some pics of church while the guys were building
Josh cutting down the tree
And Layla getting dedicated to the Lord


  1. Oh Kelsey I will be praying for you. That the Lord would provide for all your needs showing himself strong on your behalf for the glorification of HIS name. I love you.