I am very glad to report that Andy Richey, one of our Team East Africa members, and I will be leaving for Kenya, along with his son Stephen, on June 26. We will be met in Kenya by Pastor Darrell Hurst, who is returning from Zambia, and a national pastor from Tanzania.
Our Pastors’ Conference is organized, and we are expecting a good crowd of national pastors and church leaders. We will be having four 1½-hour teaching and preaching sessions throughout the day. Along with soul winning, we will also be reaching out to the local population while trialing new video equipment in the evening, showing a Christian video, along with a Gospel message. We are expecting hundreds of people to attend the evening sessions.
After the conference, my wife Melody and our daughter Lindsay, along with Bro. Richey’s wife Connie, will be joining us to do a survey trip in preparation for the first members of Team East Africa to move to Kenya.
The work in Kenya continues as the pastors work in their various ministries. Pastor Richard Omariba has handed over his church in Monyero to Pastor Kennnedy, while he has started a new work in Nairobi. Pastor Cyrus Wanyonyi Chefunea recently had an evangelistic meeting where 383 souls were saved and 34 new converts were baptized. Pastor Jeremiah Bosire Nyagaka has trained a number of younger men to lead his church, and he believes God is leading him to start a new church in Mombasa. Pastor Kennedy Obiko Ototo has recently returned from Meru, Wajir, and Garissa, where recently a number of people were killed by the Al-Shabaab. He saw 35 saved.
So the work continues. Team East Africa and I look forward to the time when we have a team on the ground and can do even more to see converts discipled and God working through us and through these dedicated pastors. A common theme from the national pastors is “We need a college.” This trip we will also be introducing a new curriculum to them aimed at discipling new Christians and equipping them for followship, internship, and leadership. This will teach the students how to use their Bibles in their own environment to grow and to teach others also. BEAMS ministry has also given us 300 Swahili and 100 English Bibles to give these pastors, for which we are very grateful.
Please pray for the following immediate needs:
- That we would reach our financial target of $6,450 for Pastors’ School and travel expenses
- Wisdom as we work with the Kenyan national pastors
- Protection for our families as we travel
- Much fruit for our labor
- Families wanting to serve the Lord in East Africa to join our team for the cause of Christ
If you feel the Lord is impressing on your heart to assist our ministry financially in these specific areas, then please send your offering to FBMI, Missionary #36, Peter Morris–Kenya Pastors’ School.
God bless you.
Your co-laborer in Christ,