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Andy and Connie Richey 2017-04-14T15:52:09+00:00

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ANDY RICHEY FAMILY

SERVING IN EAST AFRICA

ABOUT

Andy Birthday 09/07
Connie Birthday 09/23
Andy & Connie Wedding Anniversary 11/29
Andy Richey
I was raised in a good, moral home. My parents started going to church when I was quite young, and I can recall them both getting saved. A short time later (at about age nine), I made a profession of faith. After moving to Xenia, Ohio, under the preaching of my former pastor, Dr. David McClellan, I felt great conviction from the Holy Spirit within me about my relationship with God. I truly accepted Christ as my Saviour while sitting in an Arby’s restaurant with my pastor in August of 2002. Anyone who knew me at this time, I believe, would testify that the fruits of the Spirit began to show in my life.

Connie Richey
I was raised in a Christian home. My parents were both saved before I was born. I was in church every time the church doors were open from the day I was born. By the age of four, I had heard all of the Bible stories, and one day I asked my daddy how I could go to Heaven. We went to my room and knelt by my bed, and my daddy told me how to go to Heaven. I was saved that day and have never looked back.

My name is Andy Richey, missionary to East Africa. I work with Peter Morris, a veteran missionary of this field for eighteen years. Since working together, God has allowed us the blessing of starting many churches while working with national men. We have also held training seminars across Kenya. Those with whom we have worked are begging us to do more to train their people in biblical doctrine and church planting.
Our desire is to move forward in this work. Our plan is to start a pattern church, start a Bible college to train nationals, and then set up mobile training seminars to reach into rural areas and villages throughout East Africa. Though many churches have been started, much more needs to be done. This is a necessary progression to have any hope of fulfilling the Great Commission across this region!
This will take much work and sacrifice, which we are ready to do. We invite you to prayerfully consider partnering with us in this effort through prayer and finances. Please contact me if you would allow us the opportunity to share our burden and calling with you and your church.
First Baptist Church of Hammond

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I consider it a great privilege to represent my Saviour through my church, First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana.

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(937) 776-4105
7929 Tyler Circle
Unit E
Merrillville, IN 46410
andyrichey@fbmi.org

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Andy Richey Prayer Letter: Souls Saved, Plane Tickets Bought, Preparing for Passage!

Andy Richey Prayer Letter:  Souls Saved, Plane Tickets Bought, Preparing for Passage!Thank you so very much for your prayers and financial support. Connie and I love and appreciate each and every one of you! It is an honor to have such wonderful folks as our partners in proclaiming Christ, seeing eternal fruit of souls. Just two days prior to my writing this letter, a young lady named Amber called on Christ as her Saviour. God had opened a door for me to preach to a small group of young people. We later learned that the Lord had been working on Amber for over a year. She responded to the invitation, and Mrs. Johnson and Connie talked to her at length. As with every soul our ministry sees saved, they would not have learned of their heavenly home without you making it possible. THANK YOU!

God has answered prayer in two wonderful and exciting situations. First, the Kenyan elections occurred on August 8. I had previously explained that in the aftermath of the last election, there had been much violence in which approximately 1,500 people had died. In the week following the recent election, there was some turmoil, but nothing like in the past. In most areas of Kenya, life has returned to normal, although the results are being challenged, and there are still some pockets of trouble. All in all, this is a great sign that the country has turned the corner, and things are looking good for a democratic future.

Second, we have purchased our airfare to move to Kenya! After much prayer and consultation, December 11 was decided as the time we believe God would have us go. Connie and I could not be more excited and have worked toward this time with much anticipation.

Outfit and Passage

We now need to prepare for some one-time expenses. Airfare ($1,350) has already been paid! We have set aside some money for miscellaneous expenses that will no doubt occur. We would ask for prayer about the following needs, and if God would prompt some to help with these costs, what a blessing that would be! We are taking extra baggage with us, as we are not shipping anything. Ten bags at $140 each is $1,400. In Kenya, as in most of Africa, it is normal practice to have to pay 6-12 months’ rent in advance, as well as a deposit to rent housing. We anticipate needing about $7,000-$8,000 for these upfront fees and for some needed furniture/appliances. We will also need a vehicle, but not right away, as we will use public transportation in the beginning; $2,000 has already been donated towards this need. This is something that we would anticipate saving for over the next 6-12 months, and the amount needed is subjective, based on quality. Vehicles are quite expensive by American norms, as they are taxed 100% when they enter the country–$20,000 and up for something dependable. We will keep you up-to-date as time goes on.

May God greatly bless each and every one of you as we strive to serve the Saviour in our respective locations and callings, reaching souls for Him!

Your missionaries to East Africa,

Andy and Connie Richey

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