We’ve just passed the one-year mark since arriving in East Africa. A year of settling into a new culture and people group, learning another new language, finding and settling into a new home, and building new relationships. So many new things!
Recently, Tom began teaching 5 nights a week at our English Centre and we have both been able to be heavily involved in speaking classes over the past few months. This has allowed us the opportunity to have many new contacts that we are deepening our relationships with. We have several students that have really begun to open up to us and we are enjoying getting to know many of them both inside and outside the classroom. The past couple of weekends especially have been full of opportunities to deepen friendships and spend many hours together.
1 Thessalonians 2:8 has been a key verse for our family…
Because we loved you so much, we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well.
As our lives intersect with those around us, we have the privilege of sharing the truth and love of God through doing life together with those He has brought our way. We love life on life discipleship and ministry, to God be the glory!
We are also excited about Ramadan, the Muslim month of prayer and fasting. Hosting and attending the breaking of the fast with friends and family is of huge importance in this culture and we have close enough relationships this year that we will be able to be part of the celebrations. It is also a month of heightened spiritual awareness and we know that many spiritual matters will be brought up. Please pray that we are able to deepen friendships to the level that trust is built and our message received. We will be opening our home several times to break fast together with different people and want to make a huge impact in our friends’ lives during this special time.
Please continue to pray for us as we share Jesus with precious people who have yet to hear and accept the Good News. Pray for open hearts to accept Truth and begin a journey to follow Jesus.
Thank you for being part of the journey to see all peoples reached!