Archive for August, 2001

Group from West Virginia

22 Aug 2001

What a fantastic two weeks we have just finished! Chuck Madaus, a former Kenya missionary who now pastors in West Virginia, brought a group of 27 people from his church. My head is still spinning with the flurry of activities!!! What a busy time! His people really were a tremendous blessing! They conducted teacher training workshops for over 100 Sunday School teachers from our fellowship of churches in the Mt. Kenya region. Three of the group were nurses, conducting medical clinics in two rural locations. You can’t imagine the crowds which thronged them. They dispensed suitcases of medicine! More than 1500 people were treated for medical ailments, which served as an opening for sharing the Gospel.

The team ministered to over 600 public high school students. They also worked on two building projects in the bush, in addition to passing out tracts and preaching in schools, orphanages and along the roads. At least 107 people were saved in the many places which the team ministered!

We capped it all off on the last day by taking them out to the Maasai area where they were adorned with traditional beadwork and had a nice goat feast. (Sadly, for me, there was no traditional sour milk because the drought has diminished their herds and dried up the few remaining cows. In fact, the Maasai are really suffering again, and already, they could use some famine relief assistance.)

The vehicle broke down on the way to Maasailand. Out in the wild bush country, Rex and Tim showed true “missionary” adeptness at patching the broken steering mechanism sufficiently for it to hobble back to town, while some of the more adventuresome hitched a ride in the back of a passing truck which took them to the meeting in Maasailand.

At dusk we had to make a final stop at the Naibor Church in the bush. The people had waited almost all day, and we couldn’t let them down, even though it was dark and everyone was dead tired. What a blessing as John Chirchir’s group of 30 children recited Bible verses for us under a kerosene lamp! After the service, they had to walk home through the wild African bush country.

What a day, and what a blessed two weeks! God is so good to allow us to be ministering here in this wonderful harvest field!

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