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To all of our praying friends

10 Jul 2013

Thanks so much for your prayers for my knee replacement surgery. After 3 months of recovery I’m happy to be getting around almost normally. It has been slower than I would have hoped, but thank God that there were have been no major complications! Also, Sherry will not need a cornea transplant at this time. She still has a couple of other health issues which we are working through, and would appreciate continued prayer for her.

Meanwhile, over in Kenya, God is blessing! An inspiring report from the remote Northern area of Kenya, where Peter and Rose Katonga are serving: Every Sunday about 100 adults and over 200 children gather under a tree for services in Natala Village near Laisamis. Ethic animosity is an ongoing problem in this area. Recently, a young ‘warrior’ was killed by another ‘warrior’ from a neighboring clan. Pastor Katonga was called to perform the funeral. Just as they finished the burial an armed raiding party decesended upon the scene. Pastor Katonga related the terrifying story in detail, but bottom line: God delivered them from harm! He quoted Psalm 23:4, which was literally fulfilled in his life that day. We have deep admiration for our courageous brethern, like Peter and Rose, who have been willing to leave their familiar homes and follow God’s calling into the wilderness with the Gospel message of reconciliation!

Similarly, Andrew & Abby Lettsome, our young missionary partners in the Mt. Kenya ministry, have left the comforts and safety of America focusing heavily on unreached area of Northern Kenya. They continue to show the wisdom and commitment of seasoned veterans! It’s hard to believe that they’ve only been on the field for two years! Right now they need a rugged 4WD vehicle for their ministry. The cost of even second-hand 4WDs in Kenya is staggering. We would be grateful for your prayers for this need.

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Jerry & Sherry Daniels

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Kenya Update

08 Apr 2013

After a tense few weeks, we are happy to report that the Kenya elections are over, without serious incident! Thanks so much for your prayers! God has been gracious to Kenya, and we pray that it will lead to greater freedom to spread the Gospel!

Also, I am undergoing double knee replacement surgery today. I understand that it’s not a simple procedure, and that recovery is a tedious process. We would really appreciate your specific prayers at this time.

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21 Mar 2013

The elections came off smoothly on March 4th and all seemed peaceful but tensions have risen sharply within the last few days as the losing candidate has filed legal papers with the court requesting an overturn of the results, claiming irregularities, etc.

As the Supreme Court considers the appeal, tempers are rising and inflammatory rhetoric is making the situation potentially explosive.

Five years ago there was serious post-election violence in which thousands were killed and hundreds of thousands were displaced from their homes as “Internally Displaced Refugees”.  Many of these IDPs are still dwelling in tent villages, even now, five years later.

Therefore, we are praying extra hard for a peaceful outcome to this election. Please keep praying!

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Statistics for 2012

23 Feb 2013

In spite of many trials and attacks of our spiritual Enemy we are happy to report the statistics for 2012:

  • Salvations – 2,087
  • Baptisms – 632
  • Current Number of Active Churches – 71
  • Total average Sunday attendance – 4,506
  • Average attendance per congregation – 63
  • Total number in leadership training in our 5 Bible Institutes, and local church’s Institutes – 308

We know that much prayer and sacrificial giving has made this possible, and we don’t take it for granted! Without prayerful intercession, these results surely would not have been possible (2 Thes. 3:1-2). May God richly reward all who have invested prayer and finances!!

Some current prayer requests:

  1. Kenya’s elections – March 4th. Tension is rising – it’s complicated. Bottom line: there is potential for tragic violence, as there was five years ago, when Kenya came very close to melting down!
  2. Continuing spectre of Islamic extremism — always lurking in the shadows, complicating our outreach into the Northern regions. A missionary friend who works in a predominant Muslim area of Northeastern Kenya lost a church member who was martyred for his faith just last week.
  3. Sherry’s health.  We’re returning to the States again for more medical treatment. (Also, I’ve been told I need knee replacement, but I’m not wild about the idea – I’d appreciate your prayers for God’s clear direction in this!)

In God’s amazing grace,


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