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New Year

14 Dec 2016

Dear Praying Friends,

What a year! The world changed in 2016. Your family no doubt changed. There are always discouragements – but also many victories (John 16:33).

A few areas where Sherry and I have been blessed in 2016:

  1. Family. Two new great-grandsons were born into our family! That makes five great-grandchildren, and ten grandchildren – truly “time flies when you’re having fun.”
  2. Health. Sherry’s health has improved greatly! Thanks so much for your prayers. She is feeling very energetic, and is becoming much more influential in the ministry again.
  3. New Missionaries. (1) Our grand-daughter, Elisabeth, has been approved as a missionary to Uganda. We are so proud of her! (2) A new single lady missionary has joined our team to oversee the orphan ministries. Please pray for Aleks Stogsdill as she moves to Kenya next month.

Some specific areas of much needed prayer:

  1. School. Our Christian school’s continuing financial struggles.
  2. Election. 2017 is an election year in Kenya. There has been terrible violence before and after previous elections. Tribalism is a growing threat to Kenya’s stability.
  3. Traffic. It might seem like a weird request, but almost every long-term Kenya missionary we know has been involved in a serious road accident. The situation is getting worse. As I wrote this letter, news broke over a tragic crash which claimed 43 lives!

May God bless you and yours with a very Merry Christmas and Prosperous New Year!

In His amazing grace,

Jerry & Sherry Daniels

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A Good Report

01 Apr 2012

Dear Praying Friends,

It’s hard to believe that a quarter of the new year is gone! The pace of the ministry has been busier than at any time I can remember in these 38 years in Africa. Sherry and I are feeling our age for sure! But we are so grateful for God’s grace which continues to strengthen these aging bodies!

Looking back over 2011 we are absolutely amazed at God’s continued blessing upon “our” labors. “Our” includes Sherry and me, along with a wonderful young missionary family, Andrew and Abby Lettsome, and many, many other dear brothers and sisters who have sacrificed much in order to make these blessings possible! Here’s the final tally for 2011 in the ministries of the Mount Kenya Bible Baptist Fellowship:

  • New Churches planted — 3 (bringing our total to 69 churches)
  • Salvation decisions (that we know about) — 1,730
  • Baptisms — 807
  • Total Average Attendance in the 69 churches — 5,556
  • Bible Institute training centers — 5
  • Total Students in Bible Institutes & Leadership Training — 275

We can’t imagine how this good report would have been possible without YOUR faithful prayers, encouragement and support! Truly, much fruit has been credited to your heavenly account!

On a personal note: We celebrate 50 years of married life together on the 14th! God has been gracious to us! We are thankful!

In God’s amazing grace!

Kenya, East Africa


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Looking back…

27 Dec 2011

Looking back over this year, we are thankful for God’s many blessings upon the ministry in Kenya and upon Sherry and me, personally. To mention just a few:

Sherry has successfully come through two dangerous surgeries this year (eye and back). We know many of you were praying, and we are so grateful!

This year also saw Andrew and Abby Lettsome step in and become a critical factor in whatever successes there have been in the Mt. Kenya Baptist ministries this year! We are so blessed by their talents and sweet spirits! It’s hard to belive how quickly they have matured into ‘veteran’ missionaries in so many ways!

Three teams have sacrificed time and finances to come over to Kenya, using their talents and passion to see souls come to Christ and touch lives in many ways. Much eternal fruit has been credited to their accounts!

One of the great challenges of this year has been the ongoing famine in the Northeastern region of Kenya. The hardest hit areas happen to be largely Muslim populations. So, this has been an opportunity to show, in a tangible way, the love of Christ, and thereby earn a hearing for the message of ‘reconciliation’ through Jesus Christ. Many lives are being touched!!

2012 will be a watershed year for Kenya, America, and our Mt. Kenya ministries! We are seeing in Kenya, as you are seeing in your part of the world, no doubt, increasing attacks of evil. But, by God’s grace, we know that He can turn every trial and tragedy into a positive testimony of His love and grace! That is our prayer for the new year!

Merry Christmas & Blessed New Year!

Jerry & Sherry Daniels
“the Daniels in the Lion’s Den”

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19 May 2001

What a hectic month since our last letter! We arrived in the States on April 19th. On the 26th Sherry was admitted to the to the ICU of St. Joseph’s hospital in Kansas City with acute Malaria! Her fever had reached 106 by that morning causing us to realize that she must have malaria rather than just the virus which was going around.

It took me over 2 hours on the telephone trying to find a doctor who had any knowledge of malaria. Finally, the Lord led me to a doctor from South America who was somewhat familiar with Malaria: MIRACLE NUMBER ONE!

In the following tension-filled days, God performed a series of true miracles! Without going into detail, I’ll just list a few of the miracles which the Lord performed in response to prayer: Finding a lab in Kansas City which could do a Malaria blood test immediately. Locating enough intravenous Quinadine to start the treatment immediately, and then coming up with the follow-up dose of Quinadine, which couldn’t be found anywhere in the USA (even at the manufacturer). It suddenly “appeared” at just the moment it was needed!

Things were happening so quickly that I didn’t have opportunity to get the word out to all of you, but I did send out a few hurried Emails along the way. Perhaps some of you heard the details of the astounding miracles which followed. (If you would like me to send a more comprehensive report by Email, just drop me an Email)

Sherry did fantastically well for about 5 days after she was released from the hospital. But, the Adversary never quits! The headaches and fever revived and she became weaker over the next 10 days. Several doctors have examined her – but nothing shows up in the tests except a radical drop in hemoglobin (7.2, which is dangerously low! — in fact, the doctor insists that she needs a transfusion. We are resisting that idea, and are praying that God intervene so that it won’t be necessary!)

In consulting with our Malaria specialist in Nairobi, we have all come to the conclusion that she has probably had a relapse of the malaria, even though it is not showing up in the blood tests. Sherry has just started taking another course of malaria medicine (pills this time), and we are praying that this will bring a turnaround. Please continue praying! — Especially that she won’t need a transfusion!

I’m embarrassed to have to mention finances at a time like this. Our BBF Medical Fund will cover all but about $1,500 of the actual medical costs. But, right now, even $1,500 is difficult for us to handle, not counting the non-medical expenses. Thanks for standing with us in prayer during this crisis. I will update you right away as soon as we see the next miracle which we are trusting God for!

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