Can you believe that 2016 is gone already?! As I am writing this letter, I can’t even put into words how good God is and how He has showered us with blessings this year! We pray that you all had a great Thanksgiving, enjoying family and friends.
I’m so grateful for the men at Grace Baptist Church who have stepped up in my absence. They continue to do a great job with the teaching and preaching, and the Lord has blessed their efforts. On November 19, they held a Soul-Winning Clinic for new members. One of our newest members comes from an area called Mindu. The gentleman first came with his little girl. After a while his wife came, and now the entire family is coming and has joined the church. Please continue to be in prayer for Grace Baptist Church in my absence and for the economy as well. With our new president and the change of government, the economy has been shaken a little.
We continue to travel while here in the States. We can’t thank the Lord enough for the wonderful weather that we have had. Many folks have said that this has been a very warm fall and winter, for which we are so grateful. We were in two missions conferences, one in Arkansas and one in North Carolina. It was great to be a part of them, getting reacquainted with old friends and being able to make new ones. We were even able to attend our very first Marriage Retreat up in Wisconsin. Pastor Barna from Platteville, Wisconsin, was hosting it, and Pastor Noonan was the guest speaker. What a relaxing and instructive time we had.
It’s always fun to be able to lead someone to the Lord. No matter where we are, we are constantly asking the Lord for those “divine appointments.” We were at a church in North Carolina on a Sunday morning. It was one of our supporting churches, and during the invitation my wife had the opportunity to lead a 10-year-old girl to the Lord. Her name was Chantel Chalk. Just watching her bow her head and accept Christ as Saviour was a thrill.
We had two new churches take us on for support, and this only makes us more excited to get back to continue with Grace Baptist Church. We have some very exciting days ahead. We leave to go back on January 23. We are so thankful for the churches and the individuals who have helped us with our Transportation/Building Fund. But until then, we are grateful that we can be here in the States this Christmas with family and friends. We want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year.
For His glory,
Mshama, Martha, and Esther Kinyonga