We are thrilled to announce that our family has been officially cleared to return to Kenya! I spoke on the phone yesterday with a good friend from our mission’s home office in Georgia, and she was pleased to give us the thumbs up.
As a faith-based and completely donor-supported ministry, we are required to have 100% of our financial support pledged before we return from home assignment. This policy is in place so that people don’t return to the field and struggle to make ends meet.
A financial target is set based on family size and ministry location (for us, it’s a family of 5 at Rift Valley Academy), and then our support raising goals are set around it. When we arrived in the States in July, we were at about 88% of that magic number. As of yesterday, we are at 106%!! Praise the Lord for His abundant provision! And a much deserved THANK YOU to those who have stayed with us, those newcomers who have jumped on board, and those who have pledged to continue once we get back.
Partnering with all of you in this venture has been a joy! Watching God provide the exact amount we need, precisely when we need it has been a humbling, faith-building experience, allowing us to witness first hand that “every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of heavenly lights…” (James 1:17)
THANK YOU for your prayers. THANK YOU for your partnership. THANK YOU for your obedience as God has called you to walk by faith with us!
In three short weeks we will board the plane for Kenya with this peace of mind: “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.” (Phil 4:19) That is quite a promise! Consider, just for a moment, what ‘the riches of his glory’ really means. This is the basis for being able to trust Him – His storehouse never runs out, His cattle are on a thousand hills, His people and resources span the globe…and this is OUR GOD! Find encouragement today in that truth. We certainly have!
Blessings to you as you celebrate the ultimate GIFT this Christmas season – the one we could never earn, pay back, or deserve. The life of Jesus, given for us, while we were yet sinners!!
Amazing grace, how sweet the sound.