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"

Thursday, April 26, 2012

letters from Nairobi

Hi all, hope you are enjoying April in Colorado. I am enjoying it here. I realize that sometimes I 'dump' on you and you may get the impression that life here is hard. But the reality is that most of the time I am able to rejoice in God and His provision for me. And he has certainly provided. By the way Cliff, thanks again for the money you sent. 

The classes are continuing and I believe the ones here are growing greatly in God's grace and understanding the important things of His Word. Sunday was an interesting day. Before I left home it had been raining and I thought I was going to get wet. But just before I left the rain stopped. Then it rained again while I was on the matatu on the way to Kayole but when I arrived it had stopped again. 

The matatu for some reason dropped us off some distance from the school so I had a chance to walk through a section of Kayole I had never been to before and it was interesting. When I got to the school the rain started again, this time very heavy for almost an hour. The school has a tin roof and it was almost impossible to hear over the rain hitting the roof. I was beginning to wonder when it would stop but just before class time it subsided and we were able to proceed with a good class. Of course those who came almost had to swim to get here because there is very little drainage and what there is is usually clogged. 

Bottom line is I never even got rained on the whole time and was able to get back home in good order as well. Joshephat said there was an incident in Kayole on Saturday where the driver of the matatu that I take (number 17 if you remember Cliff) hit a policeman just down the road from where I get off and killed him. I guess the driver just got out and left everybody and ran away. Now we know why everyone gets out of the way then the matatus come by. 

Joshephat has been telling me of a piece of land which apparently has been given to the ministry here. It is at the other end of Kayole close to where Joshephat lives. They are trying to determine if it is genuine or not and also trying to raise money to build a classroom there. I am not really getting involved in it as I am letting the men do this pretty much on their own. It will be nice to have another classroom though as the one we are using is cramped and many times I have to shout over the crusades and churches using their public address systems. 

Paula, the information for the Nairobi ministry letterhead is as follows: Crossroads International Ministries 33901/00600 Nairobi, Kenya email: crossroadsintministries@gmail.com Phone: 0720869411