To all our friends, co-laborers, and prayer warriors, thank you for partnering with us, allowing Connie and me to be your extensions in obedience to the Great Commission! It is our privilege to represent you in East Africa.
God has blessed tremendously, and we have just arrived in Kenya. Just one week before our departure, Connie was in the hospital for a day, receiving her last treatment to hopefully resolve a longstanding infection. We spent several weeks packing, acquiring needed materials, wrapping up personal business, and dealing with the many needs to leave the USA for many years. Praise the Lord! Our flight was without incident, and all our luggage arrived, although half of it was a couple of days late.
As it has been our plan, we arrived on the field with another family, our friends and ministry partners, the Morris family. We are currently in temporary housing, living together in a small, 2½-bedroom apartment. Please pray for us as we look for appropriate accommodations so that we may be able to live and minister effectively.
Of course, you sent us here to reach others for Christ on your behalf, and we have wasted no time in sharing the Gospel, seeing 2 saved in just a few days. Please pray for God to help us be effective in reaching those who have been confused and indoctrinated with false teaching of works-based salvation. I do praise God in seeing 2 saved, though I have witnessed to many others who are not ready to call on Christ because they are so confused and convinced they must obey, be baptized, attend church on the Sabbath, speak in tongues, among other things, to be saved. It takes much time and effort to overcome the saturation level of such lies of the Devil that are part of the spiritual culture here.
Connie and I love and appreciate each and every one of you and are grateful for your financial support. We covet your prayers for God’s blessings on our ministry and count it a true honor to serve our Saviour as your emissaries!
Your servants for lost souls across East Africa,
Andy & Connie Richey