Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Rejoicing Over Good News!

Faith is Healed!!!!!!!!

Peb received this update today from Onesmus and Esther:

Today in the Morning at 9:30am,Esther visited the family of Faith, a little girl who is a daughter of Siloam. She found that, she is going on well and the growth on her spinal chord from TB is healed. Last Month of February, her Mother had planned to take her to Kenyatta National Hospital for treatment, but after all she never went there. Afterward, God healed her from the painful growth and now she is doing well. Esther told me, when you visited her with Bob, you prayed for her for healing and deliverance. Praise the Lord for the Miracle.

You may remember I first mentioned Siloam, Faith's mom, in this post.

And I had this report from Bob's trip last month.

Praise to our Father and Healer!!!
Blessings in Jesus!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Faces of Kenya

I apologize for not getting these on here sooner. I am realizing that there aren't actually any pictures of Bob in the bunch. I guess he was photographer the entire time. I will check with him to see if he has others on his computer.

I know you will be blessed to see these faces and scenes.

This is the boy who was deaf and after asking for healing in Jesus' name, is healed and can now hear! Bob said they watched him after he was healed and he could speak and even started singing with them. *happytears*
I just had to start with him!

Machakos school at recess

70 or so orphans in Machakos lining up to receive their meal. Esther runs this ministry and provides a good meal and then sends food home with the orphan caretakers every 3 weeks.

Preparing the feast.

Orphans and caretakers waiting for food in Machakos

Waiting to eat.

Phyllis, who is full of joy, in spite of being in a wheelchair. She is a caregiver for one of the orphans.

Onesmus and Esther's daughter, Irene, who is full of life!

Goat stew, cabbage, beans, rice and chapati!

Irene and a friend dancing with joy at a leadership training.

John and Monica, along with their children. They are strong leaders who are starting a home group in their area where there is much witchcraft, fear and bondage.

Dancing and singing in the bush [Kibunga].

Pastor James and his wife in Kibunga.

Pastor James [Kibunga], Grace [Ithitwe], Peb and Onesmus. The Holy Spirit told Grace to go find Pastor James so he can help them start a fellowship. They had never met before. One of many connections that the Lord is supernaturally putting together much like in the book of Acts.

Relaxing in Grace's banana grove.

Grace with her husband. He is blind.
Bob G., on this trip, had a vision to pray for rain in Kenya while he was there. The clouds rolled in and it poured several times. The rain usually doesn't start until April or so...very out of season for February.

HIV orphan

Stephen, one of the key fellowship leaders in Machakos

Machakos home fellowship

And this precious soul has stolen my heart...
Oh, isn't she just gorgeous? I don't know her story. Just that she is an orphan. I cannot get her out of my mind and am praying for her and her caregiver.
I have more catching up to do and will be back later.
Blessings in Jesus!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Signs of Spring

Photo Credit: Ben
I haven't been here much lately. Life is full. I have lots to share, especially photos from Bob's Kenya trip.
Coming soon...
Blessings in Jesus!

Monday, March 1, 2010

My Grandma

Grandma passed away yesterday.

She had Alzheimer's and other health issues, but I don't think any of us thought she would go yesterday. Just goes to show once again that only God knows when our time on this earth is finished. She lived a long life...92 years. It's strange to think the Bob and I no longer have any living grandparents.

I am not taking time right now to write down memories. I have so many floating around in my head.

I've been online all day trying to find and book flights to North Carolina. Bob comes home Thursday from Kenya. Then my Mom (who has been visiting here) and I will leave Friday to go to the funeral. The tentative plan is for the funeral to be Saturday morning.

There is much to do in the next few days. I'm sad to leave my kids and Bob, especially the day after he comes home. I would appreciate your prayers.

Blessings in Jesus.