Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Say a prayer today for the believers in Kenya. Pray that they will seek God's wisdom, continue to disciple the new believers and to be encouraged. If you have an encouraging scripture or message that you want me to pass on, please leave it in the comments.
Monday, July 16, 2012
Friday, July 6, 2012
As I now look back over this past trip it was so busy my mind is just now catching up on all that we saw God do. We asked you to pray that God would ready the hearts of the Kenyan people to receive the Gospel message. Those prayers were answered far beyond what we could have imagined.
Tamara's story of Esther drew much enthusiasm because the Kenyan orphans could relate to orphan-Esther being used by God. We saw more commitments to Christ than any other trip. I hesitate to give you numbers, but it is a testimony to the truth of Matthew 9:37 when Jesus said, "The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest." Also, in the book of Acts, it records the numbers of those added to the believers. (Acts 2:41) Will you praise God with us for adding 1,242 souls to His Kingdom? There were also 1,340 decisions for sexual purity after hearing the teaching of "True Love Waits" from Page. (see attached picture of those standing) We also asked you to pray for God to take care of the details of this trip. There were very few unexpected difficulties on this trip, for which we praise Him. He faithfully walked with us through those few issues and kept us in perfect peace.
This trip would not have had this kind of outcome had it not been for the prayers of God's people. Some of you told us you were praying for us on your way to work each day. That would be when we were busy in afternoon ministry. Would you please continue to pray. We have come home to America and left the pastors and teachers with an enormous job of feeding, helping and discipling all these new baby Christians.
I want to leave you with a challenge. Many of you have given financially to make these trips possible, and for that we thank you. We would love to have you join us on a future trip. We believe that there is more fruit for harvest. If God would lead you in this direction, we need your help. Upcoming trips are September, December and February 2013. Mission Trips (click for application) Traveling to Africa may just have as big an impact on you as it will on the people there. You can get a healthy dose of perspective. The Kenyans need to hear from you and you need to hear from them. Thank you again for your interest in Interlocking Ministries and the difference that it is making for the Kingdom of God.