PASTORS TRAINING – MAILTISA KENYA
God has really blessed us and for the third consecutive year, every February we have had chance for the pastors in Mailtisa to receive training from colleague pastors from USA. The training took place on 20 – 24 February 2017 at ESukuta Baptist Church Mailtisa, and was lead by Pastor David Sullivan of Muldraugh Baptist Church KY together with pastor Adam Bishop, Bradley Lovin and Barry Darnall all from USA. 30 pastors and church leaders attended this training. They were trained prayer and fasting, the New testaments books from first Corinthians to Revelation. They were also trained on how to have their wife’s and family support them in ministry.
The whole group of pastors and church leaders with the trainers
pastors during class session going on at Mailtisa
MATAPATO BIBLE SCHOOL
We continue to experience Gods grace in the early months of this year. God through Joyce Nott from KY, USA has helped raise funds for the renovation and repair of the Matapato Bible School, which has not been in use for over 15 years. The works are going on and we believe God to reopen the bible school again soon and continue to equip pastors grounded in the word of God who will be able to teach others.
Matapato Bible School fixing of windows and doors
CHUMDAN JOONGANG CHURCH (KWANGJU, KOREA) VISITORS
In the month of January and February the South Korean Church has sent two teams to Zion Baptist Church. In January they send youth and in February we received a women team. They shared the gospel and visited Maasai villages where they stayed overnight as they learn more about culture and their way of life.
This is strengthening more the relationship of our two churches and its members.
Korean team from Chumdan Joongang church, Korea. At Zion Baptist Church
BRIDGES TRAINING – MARIAKANI
One of the pastors trained at Lungalunga went to Mariakani to train 10 more pastors. We thank God for pastor Julius Mrabu who is now able to train others. The training was at KAG church outside mariakani Kwale County
HOUSE OF HOPE – NOTE FROM DAVID OKONGO
Currently the doctor’s strike is on Day 82 and there is still stalemate. We did not expect this to happen. I have seen many in the middle of suffering, frustration, anger, sadness, disillusionment and grief. It has caused me to continue my calling and deepen it.
It is hard carrying memories of dead children, mothers dying during deliveries and many adults passed away on what can be prevented. It has been sad indeed seeing many suffer.
We are hopeful that the strike will be over soon. I know sometimes it takes unfathomable severe crisis before real change is possible. Where we are the relationships and community ties are very strong. Those in governance roles are often reluctant to act when action might bring dishonor or shame onto themselves or someone else, even though this tremendously difficult experience, we are hopeful that good change will occur.
I am so grateful for your support for the ward that is yet to be completed and your continued prayers. The new ward may also help during this hard time as many sick people suffering due to improper medical care in public facilities. Your assistance will bring hope to the hopeless and honor and dignity.
I cant imagine how difficult this past days would be if we didn’t have such a tremendous medical team at House of Hope.
Also, plesae pray for me as I lead the team this year. We have full Calendar with many activities that are so demanding for resources and manpower.
House of Hope clinic wards that are yet to be completed
* Pray for the financial needs for the completion of House of Hope clinic wards
* Pray for rains in Kenya. Many communities are now on relief food and most animals are dying as they move in search of pasture
* Pray for the Matapato bible school reopening
Mission Outreach Director