Praise for the production of six videos explaining appropriate physical therapy for children with disabilities. Pray for Sherri as she writes a new curriculum for the physiotherapy department of Kijabe Hospital using adult learning principles, and pray that the changes will be accepted by the staff. Praise that Steve’s nephew has come to work with Sports Friends for 10 months. Steve writes, “We are excited to see what the Lord has for [him] this year in Kenya.”
Praise for the efforts Debbie and others are making to give Bibles to Christians and Study Bibles to pastors. Pray that these recipients will be greatly encouraged, grow deeper in their knowledge of the Lord and of who they are in Christ, and be equipped to stand strong in the face of adversity. Pray for funds still needed to ship the Biblical Library that has been donated in the US and destined for Kenya. Pray for grace for Debbie as she continues to serve in Khuanga.
Praise for the five and a half years Stephanie has had in Kenya to build the audiology clinic at Kijabe Hospital, and that an audiology technician will finish her training as a hearing aid acoustician in January. Pray for good closure for Stephanie as she finishes up her service there and moves back to the US in November. She writes, “I am praying that I will walk in faith and not fear as I start this process . . . and that I will walk forward expectant and hopeful in the coming season.”
Praise for a wonderful celebration of 39 years of marriage for Dan and Kim at the coast of Kenya. Praise for an experienced pediatrician who has joined the medical team at Rift Valley Academy (RVA). Pray for Kim as she heads RVA’s Student Health Services, receives 102 new students, orients new staff, prepares for an all-school Health Fair and works to start the new year well. Pray that God would use Dan to touch his students for Kingdom purposes.
Praise for three US teams that came to run two special-needs camps and a sports camp in a slum. The Wilsons share, “Words cannot fully express the joy received in our hearts as we ministered side by side with some of our partners. What an honor!” Pray for grace for Cambie as she leads three Trauma Healing groups and for wisdom regarding the expansion of sports ministry in refugee camps in East Africa. Pray also for God’s provision regarding the timing of the Wilsons’ home assignment.
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.