Thursday, January 31, 2008

Prayer and Support

God has been so gracious! Over half of my support has come in for Kenya and I feel so blessed. God truly has been faithfully providing. Thank you so much to everyone who has contributed to my trip. Also I am so thankful for everyone’s prayers. The situation in Kenya is still not looking very good. I learned that there are 150 people who attend Kibera Reformed Presbyterian Church. And the girls home the Makukus run has about 20 girls and even 3 boys. My heart just aches for the Kenyans suffering due to the political unrest and violence in the country. My team leader sent out a list of prayer requests and I would appreciate your prayers for these things:

1. For safety for the Makukus (the pastor of the Kibera Reformed Presbyterian Church) and for the dear people of his congregation.
2. That the people who are there trying to negotiate peace would make headway.
3. That God would bring peace and calm to the country.
4. Please pray for the Sudanese boys (friends of the Makukus). They are pretty much staying in their house.
5. For the children who are housed in the church (they are displaced because of the fighting). Getting supplies in right now is difficult because of the violence.

I hope and pray that the fighting will end and the leaders of the country will make a peaceful agreement. Thanks again to everyone who is praying.

Monday, January 7, 2008

To Visit Orphans

Hello All,

My name is Pamela and welcome to my blog. I will be spending the summer in Kenya as an intern with Mission to the World. I am going with a team of seven other interns, and together we will be working with street kids and orphans. I leave in May and it can't come soon enough! Please be in prayer though because there is much political unrest in Kenya due to the recent presidential elections. Please also pray for the hearts of the Kenyans my team and I will be interacting with. And I also ask that you pray for the team as we prepare to go. Your prayers are certainly coveted!

"Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans, and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world." James 1:18