Dear Praying Friends,
On Tuesday the 8th of August Kenya will be going to the polls to elect a new president. Elections in Africa always seem to have the potential to be volatile and Kenya is no exception. You may recall that in December 2007, Kenya held an election that went terribly wrong. It resulted in thousands of deaths and nearly culminated in an all out civil war. Nakuru, where we live, was at the epicenter of some of the worst violence. As this election nears we are asking for you to make praying for the Kenyan election a priority. We are not predicting a repeat of 2007, however there are those who have been saying that the possibility for violence exists. Almost daily the newspapers are warning people to remain vigilant and have even mapped out areas of potential trouble. Nakuru, as it always seems, is on that list of a potential trouble area. As a church we have been meeting together every Saturday morning at 6:30 for a time of special prayer and will continue doing so until after the election. Our desire is not only to see unity remain in the country, but also unity in the church as we are a church of many different tribes. We will be posting updates concerning the election on our blog– mickeystokenya.blogspot.com.
TRIP TO KAZIMIA, RDC
I recently returned from a ten day trip to Congo which saw us take that long boat ride to the village of Kazimia. Praise the Lord, there is a new and a bit more comfortable boat available than the last few times I went. It’s still a long, hard trip but much more bearable. We held a week of Bible College classes, teaching on Baptist Church Polity. In all we had ten churches represented with nearly sixty people taking the class. It was again an amazing yet humbling experience. The zeal and dedication and long suffering of the Congolese people, especially those in the trouble areas, is something I can never get over.