16 September 2017

School Days, Family Days, and Every Day

Classes continue for both EABST students at work and the Pittsley boys at home. Right now I can hear Josiah working through the rudiments of calculating interest in his online math classes. In EABST's Old Testament Survey, we've just completed the initial preparatory questions: What is the Old Testament? How has it come down to us? And what are we supposed to do with it? Now we're prepared to dive into the text itself. Pray for us that we would see the glorious reign of God as he sovereignly prepared the path for Jesus through the sometimes hard and sometimes happy history of Israel.

This semester Monday is officially family day, and I've been working to keep that day free for hanging out with Jen and the kids. It's been a treasure recently to deliberately set aside time for discipling, enjoying, and relaxing with these guys. Each of them is a pleasure to talk to and play with at this stage. At the same time, Jenny and I long to see them grow toward faithful, godly adulthood, and this time together an investment in that future.

Please also pray for us as we reach out in our community. We need wisdom to capitalize on the opportunities that God sends our way for the spread of his fame and the gospel. The man pictured to the right is a complete stranger. In the middle of a local grocery store the other day, he asked to take a picture with me, and I obliged. I have no idea what use that picture is to him, but as I think of it now, I could have used this chance meeting as an opportunity to get to know this man whose life intersected with mine in what appeared to be completely random circumstances or even as an opportunity to bring up the saving gospel of Jesus. Keep praying that we'll be faithful to this task that we all share every day. Thank you for your faithful prayers and partnership with us as we work for the progress of the gospel here in Kenya.

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