October Update from PA and Callie Teasdale
A Great Verse:
1 Peter 2:9-10 “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. For you once were not a people, but now you are the people of God, you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
Glimpse of Life in Kenya
Crazy weeks!!!! This past week was insane but fun. Sunday evening we hosted 7 church elders who were on a journey to a Bible dedication at a town 8 hours further north from Loiy. Wednesday, 4 church leaders arrived to eat and spend the night as there was a DCC (District Church Council) meeting in Loiy on Thursday. Thursday, we fed the guys breakfast and an11:00 tea break while they had their meeting. A new missionary from the other side of “our” mountain brought his wife to the DCC meeting as well. So of course, our house was a MESS the one day we had visitors! Haha—never fails, if you want to see our house messy, arrive unannounced! J We actually had a blast with them. I loved Esther (his wife) and we had sooo much fun visiting all day. We are actually now planning on visiting their station in Dec. and bringing Christmas cookies! Such a blessing for new friends! All the men left Thursday afternoon and then Friday was a huge cement pour.( I also have been mega struggling with allergies and lost my voice Friday morning.) Thankfully 3 church ladies helped like crazy cooking a goat stew and Abby Knowles helped serve the stew to the guys as well. Saturday the Knowles and Woodworth families headed down country for supplies and Sunday Paul and I taught Sunday School to our different classes. Wild week! But God gave us His strength and it was actually fun. J
The church is all plastered now!!! All together it took about 1 month to plaster so we are so happy to have it finished! The Children’s Home Water tank is getting closer and closer to being finished and Paul is really working hard on our new shop.
I am teaching Sunday School again for a while and having fun. I am going through different prophets and right now we are talking about Jonah. The kids love it—we have done crafts and acting out, looking at maps, pictures of boats, and learning verses. I was surprised that only 2 of the kids had heard the story before. It is so fun to teach stories that are “new”. The kids get so excited. I am trying to emphasize that these are not just stories—we are studying the Bible and every word is true! Paul is teaching the High school and Middle school Sunday school class as well. And he is also continuing on with morning devotions and leading the work crew.
- Allergies—Belle and I have been majorly struggling with horrible allergies. Please pray that our chests and heads will be clear and that the dust and green plants (yes, we have some! :p) won’t bother us! J
- That we will be a good witness to our neighbors
- Peace and health for the people in and around our area
I have included a picture of one of the Sunday School rooms getting plastered and Zach making a new friend.
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