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"



Saturday, October 7, 2017

WHEN PRAYING AND HAVING MORE FAITH JUST ISN'T ENOUGH 

American Bible Society Bible-Based Trauma Healing for the Global Church

As a mental health professional and art therapist,  I was thrilled to discover this program which uses biblical principles and sound mental health care practices in trauma healing. The Bible-based model  of story and art help those affected by trauma, to work through the pain and find healing. The American Bible Society provides training, resources, and support to help the Church respond to trauma in communities around the world and offer a program that leads to sustainable trauma care in any context.

DRAWING BY A CHILD FROM A CONFLICT ZONE
CHILDREN DRAW THEIR VILLAGES AND FAMILIAR SCENES.
THE GIRLS LEARN TO EXPRESS THEIR TRUE FEELINGS INSTEAD OF HIDING BEHIND A MASK

CHILDREN IN DRAWING HAPPIER TIMES

Thursday, July 6, 2017

MT ELGON GRADUATION

MT ELGON BIBLE CLASS GRADUATION
Stan began working with this group in 2015. Since he was in Nairobi he,  and several other men,  made the long trek to the Western province of Kenya to the remote town to teach these men and women who were eager to learn God's Word. The students had to travel many miles to reach their classes so this graduation represents many hours of hard work and dedication to the task, earning a 2-Year Diploma in Bible.  





JOSEPH DELIVERS NEW BIBLES TO NEW BELIEVERS

IN SCHOOL IN NORTHERN KENYA 

🎶🎼  THE    B...  I....  B....  L...  E....   🎶🎼 THAT'S THE BOOK FOR ME

Joseph Lelurke, is a Samburu missionary who lives in Suguta Marmar. Joseph and a team of young men travel to remote villages in Northern Kenya to minister. This past week Joseph visited the Suguta school and gave out Bibles. These beautiful smiling faces were so excited to receive their new Bibles and have their picture taken. Suguta Marmar is a small village in Samburu country in Northern Kenya. 
THE SAMBURU AREA OF NORTHERN KENYA AND SURROUNDING COUNTRIES
THIS IS HOW A KENYA MISSIONARY TRAVELS

SO HAPPY TO RECEIVE THEIR NEW BIBLES

THOSE SMILES SAY IT ALL
JOSEPH AND THE ENTIRE GROUP


Wednesday, June 21, 2017



 Men Getting Together to Hear the Good New

EMAIL MISSION UPDATE FROM JOSEPH: 
Hi Cliff and Paula: receive much greetings from Kenya,  Pray for my team we have a short mission trip, reaching unreached souls and follow up new believers in Samburu East and North in  different villages Date: 23-25 June, Ewaso village Date: 1-4 July, Wamba village then Date: 15 -20 July Baragoi. Pass my love to all. God bless you. Yours in Christ, Joseph Leleruk.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

 Joseph's Mission Trip to the Turkana Northern Kenya

With everything going on in OUR world-politics, politics, and more politics, other parts of the world are suffering. There is a major drought in Kenya and God Bless Joseph and his team for taking grain to one of the most isolated areas. This small sack of flour may seem like a drop in the bucket BUT to these families it represents HOPE for another day and a sign that someone CARES

Women wait for their bag of meal.

A gesture that says, "Someone cares about your suffering."

The look on their faces speaks volumes!

Joseph and some of the elders.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

TIME FOR ART IN KENYA 

Here in the states when kids start getting ready to go back to school,  our hearts and thoughts turn to Kenya. This year with the new mobile art kits we will be able to spread the healing power of art to even the most remote places in Kenya.The kits are designed with simple instructions, and with activities that are designed to be used with local found art materials. 

A Samburu child from Northern Kenya -  Art class in the dusty streets with street children. 

The Samburu are artists but many had never seen crayons.

One of the beautiful children of S.H.E.R.P. (Samburu Handicapped Education Rehabilitation Program) in a remote area of Northern Kenya

Children in the Nairobi slum of Kawanguawe enjoy creating a mural-their first.
Crossroads Africa art program, Int'l Assn of Arts in Heathcare is privileged to be able to share the healing power of art.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

LIFE IN LAKE NAIVASHA, KENYA

This week Stan has his first official classes at the Crossroads Bible Training Centre.  There are two classes meeting: one in town and one out by the lake. The people are excited to be formally learning the Word of God.  Crossroads has never charged for the one and two year course. When the students graduate they will have gained a quality education and be better prepared to lead their groups.

Crossroads Bible Training Centre Town Group

Oone of the streets in Naivasha Town

The hill to climb to reach the Lake Group


Crossroads Bible Training Centre Lake Group  
Stan playing a board game with his Kenyan family.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

CROSSROADS AFRICA MOVES TO LAKE NAIVASHA

Stan teaching the Naivasha class

Cliff teaching the Naivasha class

The men walking to class

 Stan has moved to  Naivasha town and has started new classes at Crossroads Africa Bible training Institute. It's an exciting time a a desire to learn the Word is spreading throughout Kenya.


Monday, March 7, 2016

LAKE NAIVASHA

This past Saturday Stan and some of the men from the Nairobi Bible college drove to Lake Naivasha to meet with the men who want to begin a Bible training center in Naivasha. Here are a few of the sights from Lake Naivasha.

      COMMON SIGHTS AROUND LAKE NAIVASHA




Sunday, December 6, 2015

WHAT'S NEXT??


Crossroads president, Stan Frederick, is back in the states to recharge and brainstorm about the next move for the ministry.  Over the past fifteenth years,  God has been faithful to increase the harvest.

 

Shortly, before Stan returned he held a pastor's training seminar at Lake Naivasha, about 60 miles form the city of Nairobi. The men there told him they have been praying God would send someone to start a Bible training school in the area  Could this be what's next?

 

With groups such as the Southern Baptist's International Mission Broad asking 600 missionaries to retire early, the "go ye therefore and teach all nations" command will be an even bigger challenge.  One might ask?..."Where does all that money collected by church go"?  Well, according to a study from the Evangelical Christian Credit Union (ECCU),  82% of their budget goes to personnel, buildings and administration expenses. However, God is still in the business of answering prayer and when God wants to move a mountain, He provides the manpower and the shovel. 

FISH EAGLE ON LAKE NAIVASHA

LAKE NAIVASHA IN RELATIONS TO THE REST OF KENYA/THE WORLD
STAN BOATING ON LAKE NAIVASHA

CLIFF AND STAN IN FRONT OF SLEEPING BANDA - LAKE NAIVASHA

Sunday, August 23, 2015

                                          MT ELGON MISSION TRIP - LOCAL B& B

Well, I'm back from two weeks of intensity so I am relaxing and trying to get back to normal whatever that is. It was really a great trip despite being difficult. There were about 40 people there and they were so appreciative. One older pastor said on the last day that he had broken down and wept thanking God that they had been sent this truth. One of the young pastors from Uganda wants to organize a conferences for us in Uganda and in Rwanda. An interesting open door.

Just to give you a little example of the food: I was outside one day and saw the kids all of a sudden running to a place where it looked like there were thousands of locusts streaming out of a whole in the ground. They began to try to catch them using blankets. I asked Harrison what was going on and he told me they were termites (not the same kind of termites that eat wood). They were considered a delicacy and they were catching them to eat.  So that night for supper they had fried termites. I tried them but they tasted like fried insects to me and I went back to my peanut butter and jam. 
 

  I really didn't know what to expect in the property that that Harrison rented for us-at  $15 a month no  one really knows. It wasn't a bad little house although it very badly needed paint and other work. It beats sleeping in a tent and even had electricity. They put some mattresses and blankets and a few plastic chairs and kitchen utensils so we had what we needed. The kitchen was basically just a small room--no sink, counters, or anything else for that matter. We brought a two burner gas stove and a gas cylinder to cook on. Steve did the cooking and it was a challenge to eat just what they ate. I brought some peanut butter and jam and I went through all of it pretty fast.  




The bathroom was outside and was a dirty concrete room with a hole. There was another concrete room for the shower. There was no running water in the house so to take a shower you had to get water from a barrel,  heat it on the stove, and then take it outside to the shower room in a plastic basin and do the best you could. On the plus side we were right across the street from where we taught so it was convenient.  

 

 

The area there is really beautiful lush green valleys and mountains. The weather was beautiful.Everybody told me to expect it to be very cold but it was perfect.