As we return to Kenya…
Saturday, 18 August 2012
As we wind down our time here in the U.S. that has taken us literally from coast to coast, we can say along with King David, “The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance.” (Ps. 16:6).
During our ten-week stay, we will have driven through ten different states, spoken at eight churches, seen one son married and the other off to college and held our first grandson! As we begin thinking about returning to Kenya on August 28th we would ask you to pray for the following:
1. Please pray for Robert’s sister Karen. Being a recipient of his kidney over forty years ago and living a relatively normal and active life, she is one of the longest surviving kidney transplants in world with only a few known to have gone longer! But because of her increased vulnerability to disease caused by immune-suppressant drugs she needs to take, she has had various bouts with cancer. She now has a cancer that requires radiation and chemotherapy but, because she has already received extensive surgery and radiation in the past, they are not sure her body can take more. A decision is to be made in two week’s time so we ask you to pray that God will either grant her miraculous healing or provide another way for her healing. Karen has been a believer but pray that her faith will increase and grow stronger, even if her body gets weaker.
2. We thank God that our son Andrew was able to attend an MK transition seminar that is helping him to face the changes ahead of him as he lives and studies in the U.S. after living most of his life in Africa. Pray that he will make good friends and enjoy his studies as God fulfills his purposes for him. He is majoring in digital media and broadcasting at Cedarville University in Ohio.
3. Please begin praying for church planter training Robert will be conducting September 13-19 in Zimbabwe. Ask God to use him to inform, transform and equip church planters in this needy African country.
4. Finally, please pray for our continued safe travels and for endurance through time zones and cultural changes as Lois and I return, (for the first time without any of our children!) to continue our work in Africa.
Robert & Lois