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 .

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

November update- Giving Thanks

I want to start this update with giving thanks to the Lord for my family, friends, those who support us, His mercy in taking my grandmother to be with Him quickly rather than her suffering for a long time.

Thank all who have been praying for Laylas paperwork to come in! It finally came, we had an appointment for her at the embassy and we will be getting all of her documents in about 2 weeks. This is a big deal for us!

We were given an opportunity to go to a Bible study for college students and we both got to encourage them in “Studying to show themselves approved unto God” it was a great opportunity for the Both of us to minister together.

In the beginning of this month we had no idea what we would be doing for Thanksgiving but the embassy scheduled us to be in Nairobi right before that so we spent some time with friends for Thanksgiving.

Josh spoke at CC Nairobi and we both led worship there. The church was very blessed. They are really welcoming to us whenever we come to town.

The Church is doing well. Josh asked if there was anything that they would like a bit different and their response was “We would like to have 2 services on Sunday morning. They said it was to short and they wanted MORE time in church which was a blessing for us to hear. The following week we added another service so everyone comes for both! This was strange for us because that doesn’t happen that often in the States.

Practical Prayer needs:

We have Electricity issues in this country so because of that our fridge is pretty much fried. The Freezer doesn’t work anymore and the temp in the fridge is getting bad as well. Please pray for provision for this.

Health for Josh as he travels a lot more than Layla and I and he seems to get sick a bit more than us. He is always eating strange food and going into High Malaria zones.

Josh will be traveling back to Nairobi in 2 weeks to get Layla’s legal documents so for safety and provision for that too.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


October Update

This past month has brought many things.

We started the month going to Nairobi and Josh got to share at a few places. The trip there and back was Layla’s first time on a bus and she did very well. Josh was asked to preach at Calvary Chapel Nairobi and it was a fruitful time. It was such a wonderful time getting to fellowship with some friends and be in the big city for a few days. Josh also got to share at a school in Nairobi.

This month has been filled with travel for Josh. He was asked to speak at a funeral way out in the bush. It was an interesting time. The funeral was in a valley surrounded by mountains there was no power, no running water. Josh has been told that he is not like other ‘Mazungu’ (White man) because when he goes to speak to places that are far away he sleeps with them in their houses, not in a hotel. This has been a cool testimony.
He was also able to go teach at a few schools in a place called Mount. Elgon. He spoke to about 750 kids at three different schools.

The Church is doing well. Josh has been teaching through the book of Revelation and it is so cool to see the church members going from afraid of what was to come and then see their eyes opened to the goodness of God even in His plan to judge the world in His justice. Their fear was taken away from the revealing of Gods plan for His people in getting them out of the way before He judges the earth. The pastors in this country have told Josh that the people are not smart enough to go through the book of Revelation which has cause a lot of fear in the people; which is why Josh is going through it. Lack of knowledge leads to fear and knowledge cast out fear. The people at the church in their new found knowledge of the book of Revelation is casting out the fear that they once had for it.

Layla and I are still doing well. She is learning all sorts of things like how to rip her pacifier out of her mouth.
We had our friends Arie, Nasima and their 3 boys up from Nairobi for the last few days of the month. Arie spoke at the church. They were a blessing and encouragement to us. We all got to to go the Kakumaga Rain forest for fun so that was neat.

For those of you wondering, we are quite safe with all the war stuff going on but we could still use prayer for safety for us and our friends in Nairobi.

Please continue to pray for Layla’s paperwork to come through.
Church growth- in the scriptures, for the personal relationships with the Lord.
Wisdom for Kelsey to know how to reach the women here.