Praise for a good move from Niger to Kenya for the Colby family. Pray for grace as they continue to settle and seek Kenyan men and women to mentor them. Pray that God would provide a new director for SIM Kenya and give wisdom for all who will be involved in next-step decisions regarding a new director and ministry focus. Pray for strength for Ben as he gives administrative help to the SIM Kenya team and for Natalie as she uses her nursing skills to help the team.
Praise for successful Special Needs camps in June and the workers who came from around Kenya and the US to serve each child. Pray for the follow up with the families of the campers. Praise that the Suitts will be in the US this summer to rest and share their ministries. Upon their return to Kenya in August, pray for strength for Shaun as he helps implement new structures for discipleship in Sports Friends and for Abby as she takes on a new role in the Counseling Department at Rift Valley Academy.
Praise for the past two months on home assignment, spending time with family, reconnecting with supporters to share God’s work in Kenya and resting. Praise that Moffat Bible College students in Kenya have seen 1,640 people come to Christ since the end of last term through various ministries. Praise also for the 40 plus new students expected to begin the fall term at the college. Pray for preparations for the new academic year. Pray for an additional $760 in monthly support that Tim and Maureen need. Pray also for family members facing some difficult health problems
Praise that as Elisha gains experience as a pilot he has been able to do more difficult flights into more remote areas. Pray for safety for him as he flies. Pray for the ability for both of the Stocks to learn Swahili and continue to build relationships. Pray that they will remain flexible about their future and that God will guide them in their plans to move to Uganda. Pray also for Crystal as she helps with administration at the AIM AIR hangar and works with children.
Praise that Kijabe Hospital has been re-designated as a national teaching and referral hospital and is broadening its offering of clinical services. Pray for plans to introduce chemotherapy services. Praise also for young people who found Christ during Moffat Bible College’s academic break when the AIDS department conducted youth seminars on HIV education and life skills. Pray for plans to have and promote a Community Development concentration at the college. Pray also for Hope’s complete recovery from her knee surgery.
Praise for three different pastor conferences in Kenya and Uganda that Debbie was able to help with and for the thirst the pastors have for God’s Word. Pray for the logistics, travel and finances for three more conferences in June in Kenya. Praise for the opportunity Debbie had to visit “Blessed to Bless Academy” and provide two sacks of dried maize. Pray for the ministry of this school run by a local church reaching out to orphans and children who would otherwise not receive an education.
Praise for the timeliness of the Scheels’ move to Kenya after many years of ministry in Ethiopia. Pray for strength for them as they start the third term of the school year at Rift Valley Academy with additional duties including teaching 7th grade boys’ Sunday school for Dan and Department Head responsibilities of the Student Health Services for Kim. Pray also that Dan and Kim would be able to return to Langano, Ethiopia, in July to retrieve their possessions, say good-byes, and have closure to their 22+ years of ministry there.
Praise for the ministry the Moores have in Kenya making disciples who make disciples using a uniquely powerful ministry called CellKenya that fosters spiritual growth through community in the rural areas of the country. Pray for Pahtyana as she connects with good resources for future ministry possibilities. Pray for the family as it prepares for an upcoming home assignment with the many things still left to do before departure and the tough job of saying goodbyes to friends and ministry partners. Pray for safety in their travels and rest and refreshing while here.
Praise for the encouraging time the Wiggers are having on home assignment with family, friends and ministry partners, and pray for strength and guidance in the second half of their time in the US. Pray for Steve as he makes plans to continue his PhD studies. Pray for the Lord to bless and use his former students at Scott Christian University and Moffat Bible College in Kenya who will graduate this July and move out in service for Christ. Pray also for direction and wisdom for Steve and Jen concerning education of their children when they return to Kenya.