The Master’s Mission invites you and your family to come and see firsthand how we are preparing and equipping missionaries for cross-cultural ministries. We will introduce you to our training program – Bible class, heavy construction/mill work (dams, airstrips, drafting, timber harvesting, bush driving), auto mechanics, building construction, community planning and development (water systems, animal husbandry, food storage) – and will discuss mission opportunities that will excite and encourage you and your church!
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Living and Serving the Lord in Loiyangalani, Kenya, East Africa
Happy Resurrection Day!!!!
A Great Verse: Romans 8:31-34 “What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but gave Him up for us all—how will He not also, along with Him, graciously give us all things? Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.”
Glimpse of Life in Kenya:
Food sold on the side of the road. We LOVE it! I guess we don’t have as much traffic in America or this would have caught on! Ha-ha!! The kids and I love leaving the mission base in Nairobi early and being able to get snacks on the road! We can buy mandazis (donuts), chai (sweet tea with milk), fire corn (roasted corn on the side of the road) and Paul’s newest favorite– hard boiled eggs with this hot jalapeno base salsa—kachumbari. So fun to roll down the window when you are stuck in lunch traffic or anytime of day J traffic , hand over a few shillings and get food right in the car! You can even shop when you are stuck in traffic. People walk by with toys, paintings, towels, hats, bottled water, sunglasses and gum. So fun! Awesome Nairobi life!
We are still in Nairobi as Jazmyn is almost 2 months and it is still so very hot in Loiy—120 degrees in the shade at 5 in the evening—yikes!
We were again thankful for God’s timing as a dear friend from Loiy, Nalockichoi and her daughter Ntesianoyi needed to come down to Nairobi suddenly for medical testing. They had never been out of the northern part of Kenya before so Nairobi was quite a shock! Ha! We had to get the complete workup of tests as well as a CAT scan, and then MRI for Ntesianoyi but thankfully everything was clear and perfect. The doctors here were so kind and were able to give us some medical answers to some worrisome symptoms but it looks like everything is fine. After all the medical tests we wanted to do something fun so we took them to a baby elephant feeding at the Nairobi Game Park. They LOVED it! Because they have lived in Northern Kenya their whole lives they had never seen elephants!
In about one week we will be going on a road trip to a very northern Kenyan town on the Ethiopian border for church meetings in our district. We will attend the meetings and then return to Nairobi for about one more month. We are excited for the change of pace and a chance to see a new part of Kenya. Please pray for us as I am not terribly thrilled to be traveling 2 days one way with a newborn!
Our other news is that we have bought tickets for America! After 6 years in Kenya (with a 5 month stint in the US) it is time for a furlough! Thank you all for being so patient with us. We are sad to be leaving our home here but are very thrilled to see you all! We will arrive June 2nd and return to Kenya Jan 11th, 2017. Our plans are not very solid right now-imagine that! So if you want us to come see you and share what we have been doing please let us know! We are going to try to travel around and see all of our dear friends and supporters so we will be busy but it will be fun! I will keep you updated as our plans become more solid.
- Our road trip up north—safely, health, and that our vehicle will keep running well.
- Health and strength for all our kids but especially Jazmyn who is so little.
- Continued strength and health for Ntesianoyi who seems to struggle with recurring cerebral malaria.
Thank you for your prayers and support!!
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