During the first half of June, we were able to wrap up our furlough meetings and head back home to Kitengela, Kenya. As mentioned in our previous prayer letter, we were highly encouraged and blessed by each of our supporting churches. It was a blessing to hear from those in person that have been faithfully praying for us and keeping up with us through our prayer letters and social media updates!
During our last week in the States, I was honored to perform the beautiful wedding ceremony of Ryan and Hannah Marks. It was my first wedding, and to say I was nervous would be a total understatement. As always though, God moved throughout the ceremony, and it was completely beautiful and Christ-honoring! Thank you, Ryan and Hannah, once again for allowing my family and me to be a part of your wonderful day together!
On the 20th of June, we got back on a plane and made the 2 eight-hour flights back to Nairobi, Kenya, where the Richeys, Lindsay, and Kelvin were eagerly awaiting. It felt great to finally get off the planes and out of the airports, but most of all, we were excited to have returned home to our mission field! The first Sunday back, the 25th, Bro. Andy and a few members from his church came out one last time to run our evening Bible study and to transition everything back over to us. It was so wonderful to reunite with those from our Bible study, as well as meet some new guests we had not met as of yet. Again, I cannot thank Bro. Andy and those from his church enough for their help and faithfulness to the Lord’s little ministry here in Acacia Kitengela! I am so thankful for the team and families that God has brought together here throughout Kenya and Team East Africa!
Please continue to pray for us as we now readjust to Kenyan time from American time. Please pray that God will continue to work through our family in the Bible study we have started. Praise the Lord, right now we are averaging around 10 adults and 35 children! Please pray that we will be able to reach more souls for Christ throughout our area of Acacia, and pray also that many of these same souls will begin discipleship and start to grow in their faith and the truth of the Lord. Lastly, please pray that God will open the door in the near future for us to find some property to have a more permanent location. As of right now, the adults meet with me in a small tent in our front yard while the children cram under our porch with Mrs. Ali in our backyard.
As always, thank you all so much for your faithful prayers and support to allow our family the blessing to minister the Gospel of Jesus Christ to those across Kenya and East Africa.
Your co-laborers for lost souls across East Africa,
THE HESELSCHWERDT FAMILY
Brandon, Ali, Jeffrey, Hannah and Esther