WORK PERMIT UPDATE
We are happy to report that our work permit was finally approved. The problem was exactly as explained to us, a misplace file. We were able to have a temporary file opened and when the old file is found they will combine the two files. Our work permit is valid for a period of three years. Now that I have a valid Kenya resident permit I have also been able to get the necessary permits to again travel to Congo and Burundi. Thank you for praying concerning this issue.
NEW CHURCH TO BE STARTED
We are planning a new church plant in the town of Kilgoris. Kilgoris is a predominantly Maasai town about 250 kilometers from Nakuru. It sets very near the world famous Maasai Mara game reserve. The Maasai tribe is one of the most culturally traditional tribes in Kenya. Because of this you will often find them clinging on to many of the old ways and unfortunately many of the old way are steeped in ungodliness. The Maasai people still practice wicked cultural customs such as polygamy and female circumcision. You will often find the Maasai wearing their tradition clothes and living in a boma (house) made of cow dung. We have trained several Maasai men in our Bible College and one of these men will be the pastor of this new church, the Habari Njema Baptist Church ( Good News Baptist Church). A Bible study has already been started and is meeting every Wednesday. This new church plant will be a combined effort with the Lighthouse Baptist Church of Olorupa and the Grace Bible Baptist Church of Nakuru. The Lighthouse Baptist Church is a Maasai church pastored by John Nkome who has also been trained in our Bible college. Pastor John is a man of good character and has taught his church well. It has been our prayer for nearly fifteen years that a church could be started in the town of Kilgoris and we are so thankful that God is about to answer that prayer. The official date for the first service is the 29th of January. We will be hosting a two day medical clinic in Kilgoris town on the Friday and Saturday before the start date as a way to advertise the new church. We believe through the medical clinics and the ongoing Bible study that many will have the chance to hear the Gospel. Please keep this new church plant in prayer.
|Room the new church will use|
|Building where new church will meet|