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: Redeeming COVID-19 Time

Andy Richey Prayer Letter: Redeeming COVID-19 TimeWe hope that this communication finds you healthy and doing well, and we pray to this end. Our sincerest appreciation goes out to our supporting churches and pastors. In these challenging times, you have been faithful to your local church and our ministry here in Kenya. While ministry here has been curtailed in some ways, we have endeavored to work around the limitations while continuing to win souls, disciple converts, and prepare church leaders.

Church gatherings have been banned for several months now, so we have been meeting in other settings. A small fellowship has been started in the home of Charles. Together we started this meeting and saw several saved. After three weeks, I turned this ministry over to Charles, and he has been faithfully teaching the Foundations of Our Faith lessons to this group of souls. This will serve as a seed when we are able to begin a new church plant!

In preparing for a new church plant and in preparing church pillars, God has been working in the hearts of key men. We have spent many days soul winning and also in practical teaching of our purpose and command to win the lost to Christ. We have met in their homes and various locations, learning the BAPTIST distinctives and the biblical principles of a real church. I thank God for these men and would ask you to pray by name for Fred, Charles, and Oliver. In many communities here, you will pass a “church” in only a few minutes’ walk in any direction. These churches preach a works-based salvation and are leading many to Hell. Over the recent months, much time has been spent with each man, teaching them why we need to begin a new church and how it will be different. I believe God has sent some men who want to be part of a true biblical, independent Baptist church now that they have gained much understanding. AMEN!

Connie has been creative in finding ways to impact the lives of those around us. She has been teaching children scholastic basics, which is a great ministry opportunity because schools are complete shut down and will likely be closed until 2021. She is also doing a discipleship program with some moms. Thank you to all who have prayed for Connie’s health challenges. She has healed completely health-wise. At the beginning of June, she fell and fractured her left foot. That is healing nicely as well.

In spite of the government limits on what would be considered normal ministry, we have been fruitful in the Great Commission, and we know the same is true in your church. Let us pray that God will use us all to be a guiding light of truth and sanity in this time of physical challenge, spiritual confusion, and political uncertainty! Until the Saviour returns, may we be found faithful!

Your servants for lost souls across East Africa,

Andy & Connie Richey

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