Saturday, January 26, 2013
thought for the day...Pastor Boaz is senior pastor of his church, is also the overseer of close to 500 pastors in this region,has over 40 orphans of all ages in the house where we are staying that him and his wife Ruth care for, this morning I was trying to find him and he was in our bathroom on his knees scrubbing the toilet....another hands on lesson in servanthood for me ;-]
The sun is just coming up over the hills of chemilil and I love the morning time here. The air is cool and the roosters are crowing,the sound of all the birds waking up is music to my ears.I am forever grateful to the LORD for giving me the opportunity to serve here or at home with all my friends...Let's never get it confused when it comes to serving,if God had a newspaper the headline would read"man takes hopeless drunk to meeting and gets him through the first step.I think he is on the road to freedom" the mission field is right outside our front door ;-]
Friday, January 25, 2013
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
A beautiful day in Chemilil Kenya, a lot of traveling today to see where the pastors live that we are helping out. A small metal shed with 32 beautiful smiling children that these men take in and lay down their lives for these orphans. It is different than an orphanage in that the men and their wives are mama and papa to these kids. I am truly humbled by what they believe a servant should do for his people. Tomorrow we travel to ahero to go chicken shopping and then establish small chicken ranches to supply the men with eggs and gueno "chickens"......
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
A quick note from Shane:
Today went good ....lot of progress.
Tomorrow we are getting thirty chickens - 9 hens and a rooster each for jack, alex and cosmas.
As for the goats, pastor jack is going to three places tomorrow to inspect the live stock and so hopefully we will have them delivered next week and the small barns built.
I am amazed by our friends and the way these men lay down everything for these kids.
Monday, January 21, 2013
Had a great day today went to the home of Pastor Jack and Pastor Cosmas and saw the property where they will be caring for the livestock. We made arrangements with the foondies "construction workers" to build the small barns for the animals.We got the septic started today and will be traveling this week to Eldoret to inspect and purchase livestock and have it delivered to Jack,Cosmas, Alex and Boaz. We also started a small building on Boaz's property that will be a small store that will be very fruitful in this area. It will have grains,beans,sugar,sodas and other staples that the local can purchase and not have to travel to Awasai. Jerry preached at Boaz's church yesterday and I was blown away by the teaching. The funeral for Boaz's brother in law is friday and we will be traveling to the region where they are from. Please also pray for pastor Joseph Okello his sister Rhoda who was training midwifes on the first kenya trip lost her daughter to aids on Sunday...we are doing good and have had to make some changes but we are being good stewards of the funds entrusted to us to accomplish the mission and vision we came to do............Shane
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Everything is going good we had a meeting with the pastors whose property we will be using and went over our goals and purpose for what we are doing. Boaz's son Ben has a business degree and will be helping the men understand small business concepts and also make sure that they are learning how to save money for incidentals and solve any problems that they might have. We also assured them that our goal was to see them succeed and be able to help others as they prosper. On another note Boaz's brother in law was murdered by thugs on the evening we arrived and so please pray for him and his sister. The house has many friends and relatives here during this time as thry grieve and prepare for the funeral.Tomorrow we will be traveling to the different pastors homes to check the property so that we know it will be able to support the livestock.............Shane