Ephesians 2:8-9 "For by grace you have been saved through faith and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast"

Monday, July 27, 2009


Everyday life of missionaries when they’re NOT IN THE FIELD.
Today is a beautiful day here in Carbondale Colorado. Cliff, Dan and DJ are busy pounding nails building the new horse fence. The weather is beautiful-not too terribly hot. It has been in the high 90's and when you’re a mile higher-closer to the sun-it can be scorching. We do not mind because this property is a blessing so we all work together to keep it in shape. It was an interesting process to watch the auger dig the holes for the big cedar post-much better than digging them by hand.
We just found a huge leak somewhere underground-right under my 10 year old herb garden-bye bye herb garden!

Everyday life of missionaries when they're IN THE FIELD
Stan settles into the daily chaotic life of Nairobi a little more each day. He now obtained a three-piece wicker set for his living room, something most of us would buy for our deck but in Africa it's great to j
ust to have a comfortable place to set. Previously his living room only had four plastic chairs
so this is definitely a step up. It will make a much more pleasant place to relax and counsel.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


According to the Joshua Project, an organization that globally track unreached people groups, not everyone in the world has head the gospel. This is a difficult concept for most of us to grasp. We live in a country with an abundances of religious organizations. Crossroads has the privilege of ministering to one of these groups, the Samburu. Read about these fascinating people below and check our older blogs.

Joshua Project - Links to other Unreached Peoples and Great Commission sites

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Affinity Bloc
People Cluster
People-by-Country (Profile)

Saturday, July 11, 2009


PHOTOS: 1. Pastors class 2. Teen class 3. Just one of the thousands of LARGE billboards

Hello again. I just got back from running around Nairobi and am tired but decided to send an update since I haven't communicated in a few days. My Week: Monday I walked from one end of Nairobi to the other trying to keep up with Dennis' long strides. We were looking for a particular internet company that was recommended. We finally found it and the sales lady said she would come out Tuesday to install something so I could test it for a day. Well, it was all for naught as she never showed up. But at least I got more information about internet companies. I think I made up my mind to go with the one that had the half price deal. Dennis and I will set off again tomorrow to see if something can finally be installed. We have to go to an offices in Westlands, somewhere around Westgate. My living room is moving toward becoming a place where you can actually relax. I bought a nice large rug which covers almost the entire tile floor. Now I just need some furniture. Maybe I will look at the wicker set in Westlands tomorrow. (It cost around $175 for three handmade pieces).
Today, Dennis, Joshephat and I went to a couple of places looking at the areas just to get an idea of the property there. We went to the town of Kitengela which is about a half hour past the airport just off the road to Mombasa. The place we looked at was in the Rift Valley and was Masaai country. I wasn't impressed. It looked dry and desolate to me. Not quite as desolate as the area where Peter lived. But they said that farming was by irrigation and if you drilled a borehole the water would be salty and not drinkable. The advantage of the place is there is plenty of land and it is relatively cheap. We headed back with the intent of going to Kiserian but we never made it. We got as far as Ngong where we stopped for a late lunch and decided it was too far to Kiserian.
The area around Karen and Ngong was very lush and beautiful compared to where we had been and agreed it would be nicer for a school. I keep reminding them that I don't have any money but we are just looking.
Bye for now. Stan