Andy and Connie Richey2020-03-31T09:50:22-05:00

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ANDY RICHEY FAMILY

SERVING IN EAST AFRICA

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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

473 Sibley Street Hammond, IN 46320

(219) 932-0711

fbchammond.com

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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: Spring Update

Andy Richey Prayer Letter: Spring UpdateWow! How quickly the Coronavirus has impacted lives and ministries around the world. We are praying for all of you in this challenge. Here in Kenya, we are about six weeks behind the USA concerning the spread of the virus. All churches have been ordered to stop meeting by the government. Public markets have been shut down, and those who do try to sell food in this manner risk being beaten by the police. For the majority of Kenyans, these types of markets are where they buy food daily. Please pray for our people, as society could become unstable for a lack of daily needs to live. All this being the reality at the moment, God has blessed in many ways, with souls saved and churches strengthened in sound doctrine over the last couple months, and He has brought us through health issues also. Praise God!

Bondeka Baptist Church is a very rural church, where I recently taught that they have a responsibility to be bringing souls to Christ Jesus. Godfrey, a key man of the church, responded with enthusiasm to be a productive soul winner. Only a few weeks later, his wife died while giving birth to their fourth child. Because of his burden to see souls saved and the relationship we had built, Geoffrey invited me to preach at the funeral, which was attended by about 1,000 people. I preached a clear and direct message of salvation by grace through faith in Christ Jesus alone, and over 300 people made a public profession that they had received the gift of salvation during the invitation! Geoffrey was heartbroken but rejoiced to see souls saved through his grief and loss. I am humbled to serve with such men whom God has allowed me to influence.

I have been desiring to begin a new work, but God has not opened a clear door, so I have been waiting for God to make a path clear. Today it is obvious that God knows the future and what is best. If a new work would have begun recently, it would now be in a bad situation—young and not able to meet because of government orders. Praise God, though, I just received this text from a disciple I have previously told you about, Charles . . .

Bro. Andrew, My joy is that in corona I am seeing opportunity to start a journey of faith in that I wish to start fellowship of new believers in my house. I have already had five new believers.

Just before we went on lockdown, I worked with him for many weeks, teaching about what a Baptist church is, according to the Scripture, and how it differs from other denominations. As we were working through those lesson times together, Charles was expressing a discontentment with church options in his area because they did not line up with biblical truth. Please pray for his continued growth, for the souls he is leading to Christ, and that God might use this as a foundation to begin a new work when we can return to some form of normalcy after Coronavirus restrictions have passed.

Connie has had recurring problems with kidney stones and infections. She recently had another round of issues and was in the hospital for several days. During the procedure, it was discovered that one of her kidneys was completely blocked from flow. The doctor was able to open the passage to allow fluids to flow again but was not able to remove all the stones in the kidney. She needed three days of IV antibiotics to eliminate a resulting infection before she was able to leave the hospital. She will need to return to remove more stones in the kidney but must wait until the Coronavirus presence diminishes. I lost track of how many, but Connie shared the Gospel with many hospital workers during her stay.

Even in times as unpredictable as COVID-19 has brought to the world, God is in control, and we look forward to reporting on what great things He hath done in our next letter.

Your servants for lost souls across East Africa,

Andy & Connie Richey

April 9th, 2020|Tags: , |
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