Thursday, February 23, 2012

Home stretch

Jesus prayed:  “I am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe in me through their message.  I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one—as you are in me, Father, and I am in you. And may they be in us so that the world will believe you sent me."  John 17:20-21

Please continue to pray for Kenya.  The Hocutt Church team is flying back home now.  Bobby, Walt and Will have done one more pastor's conference and is now at Mombasa.  As I write this, it is Friday morning for them.  They will stay in Mombasa for Friday night and head to the Nairobi airport on Saturday.

Pray for Hocutt team's travels home.
Pray for God led appointments to be recognized. 
Pray for some good rest for Walt, Will, and Bobby as they discuss the results of this trip and prepare for the flight home Saturday through Sunday. (Yes, it's about a 24 hour trip.)

Friday, February 17, 2012

Prayer request

Good news:  There were 56 salvations on Thursday's adventure and 11 saved on Friday's trip.  Two of the areas visited were new places.  A revisit to one of the schools resulted in 6 teachers saved.  Nice, right?

Next on the schedule:
·     Remba beach open air evangelistic meeting.  This is an island that Bobby has visited twice before.  It is a place for fishermen, transients, drug addicts and prostitutes.  Both previous visits have yielded results.  Last September the two beach leaders (akin to Mayor) received Christ.

·    Joint church service (both Mauta and Wakinga Baptist) and the community at Wakinga Baptist Church. The boat will then take Bobby back to Mbita for journey to Lwanda Kotieno.

Please pray for a good boat trip to Remba and for the Lord to reach out to the hearts of the people and let them know His love through Jesus.

Pray for Bobby as he prepares for the church service Sunday.  Pray for the continuation of unity in the community.  Pray for the people to overflow with love for one another.

36" When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. 37 Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. 38 Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” 
~Matthew 9:36-38

Monday, February 13, 2012

Prayer update

Don't take it lightly when I ask you to pray for a safe trip to Kenya. Bobby and the team were at this airport around the time of this news event. All are safe. Praise the Lord!

Sunday's prayer

Thank you for following the blog.  I will try to keep you updated on the activities in Kenya as I hear from them.  I will also give you some specific prayer requests daily. 

Bobby will travel with a guide to Mfangano Island and the rest of the team will go to the Masai area near Nairobi.  The team consists of :  Will Gatling, Walter Haskins, Bobby Johnson, Steve and Joanne Roy (Hocutt Baptist Church, Clayton), Betsy Vaughn, Wayne Harrifield, Betsy Green, Vanessa Gude, Carrie Nixon, and Barbara Provis.

Please pray for their safe travels as they left Sunday.  Pray that their luggage arrives safely and they clear customs easily.
They will arrive in Kenya on Monday and sleep.  After around a 24 hour travel time, that's what is on their minds... sleep.
Pray for a good rest their first night and safe travels for Bobby as he begins the second leg of the journey to Mfangano Island.  He will travel by van and then boat.  It will take the whole day to travel.  Pray for safety on the roads and for all the people connections that he needs to make along the way.
Pray for clear minds and easy adjustments to the culture (especially for any new team members)
Pray for good health, safe food to eat and good relationship building with the local pastors and church members.

1 Chronicles 28:20 “And David said to Solomon his son, Be strong and of good courage, and do it: fear not, nor be dismayed: for the LORD God, even my God, will be with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee, until thou hast finished all the work for the service of the house of the LORD.”

thank you,

Friday, February 10, 2012

Mission Poster

Mission poster that is displayed at the areas that they will travel to.

Prayer Request

Dear Kenya Prayer team,

"How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher?" Romans 10:14 

Bobby is going to Kenya on Sunday.  He is traveling with Bay Leaf Baptist Church team.  After arriving and staying a night in Nairobi, he will head to the island of Mfangano by van and boat ride.  He plans to stay on the island for six days of ministry and then travel to Kisumu to meet up with other Bay Leaf team members for ministry in that area.

We are pleased that God led someone to give $500 for Bibles.  Many have been involved in supporting Bobby's trip to Kenya.  We are very grateful that people have chosen to get involved in the mission in this way.  We are NOW needing a prayer team.  We want God to work in the hearts of men and women.  Bobby's messages will fall flat without the work of the Holy Spirit. 

“So today when I came to the spring, I prayed this prayer: ‘O LORD, God of my master, Abraham, please give me success on this mission."  Genesis 24:42

We ask that you join us in prayers.  Pray that God will work through Bobby as he completes the preparation of his messages and that the Kenyans will be moved by the Holy Spirit to come to salvation.
We pray for the Kenyan Christians to be filled with love and the fruit of the Spirit.
We also ask that you pray for the leaders in the church and ministries there.  There is some division that we have heard about in the community.  Bobby will be addressing it and promoting unity.  Please pray for this unity because it is what Christ desires.

I plan to post other prayer requests out through the time that Bobby is there.  I hope to have some updates from him that I can share with you as well.  Check this blog again for updates.

Thank you for your interest in the ministry in Kenya.  God is moving!

God bless you all for your involvement through prayer.

Page (for Bobby too)

Proverbs 16

 1 We can make our own plans,
      but the LORD gives the right answer.

 2 People may be pure in their own eyes,
      but the LORD examines their motives.

 3 Commit your actions to the LORD,
      and your plans will succeed.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Weekly devotions will be posted on this site: .  These are written especially for our Kenyan friends.  Guest writers may submit a devotion for review to Bobby Johnson by email.