I applied for our work permit renewal in January in anticipation for it to be ready when our current one expired in March. Unfortunately when March came the work permit was not ready. Since that time I have made numerous trips to the immigration department in Nairobi and to my dismay I am now told they can’t find my file. I was asked to write a letter of complaint so that they could begin an official investigation to find my file!. Please make this issue a matter of prayer. I do not believe that there is any trouble in the permit being issued, it is just a matter of disorganization. Unfortunately not having the permit has added to us the additional burden and cost of staying in the country on tourist visas. It has also made it impossible for me to travel to Congo and Burundi as those countries will not issue me with a visa because the status of my Kenyan permit.
The situation in South Sudan seems to be going from bad to worse. In the past few days fighting has erupted in the capital city Juba, between forces aligned with the president against forces aligned with the vice president. As is the case many times in Africa the fighting has taken on a tribal influence. Just in the last two days several hundred citizens have been killed. If things continue as they have over the last few days then a civil war is imminent. The Peter Kosgei family is in the process of going to South Sudan as missionaries but the turmoil in the country keeps delaying our plans. We still plan, Lord willing, to take another survey trip to South Sudan later this year. Please keep this issue a matter of urgent prayer.
RIFT VALLEY BAPTIST COLLEGE
The Bible College ministry is a vital part of our training program for both those called into the ministry and to strengthen the churches with members who can handle the Word of God properly. The college has now been in existence for eighteen years and we have seen much fruit and believe that it is “fruit that will remain”. We often have guest lectures travel from the United States to teach a class or two. We would like to give an open invitation to any Pastors, Assistant Pastors, or any others who are skilled in handling the Word of God to come over and help us. The classes meet during the months of April, August and December. It would require a week of your time and you would teach in the “block” format. It would be a blessing to both the teacher and the learner. Please contact me for any additional information.