31 October 2017

Happy Reformation Day!

It's been encouraging to see friends here in Kenya post on social media about the Reformation's anniversary today. The Lord is at work spreading an unwavering devotion to his Word and a passion for the pure gospel throughout our city. What a privilege to be a small part of what he's doing!

One way we're seeking to spread the flames of reformation through the thick brambles of man-made religion is by equipping church leaders with the Word. Our school year is nearing its completion, and each course, from Old Testament Survey to New Testament theology to Methods in Writing, aims to give pastors and others the tools they need to serve. Please continue to pray for impact beyond the academic.
On the home front, we've enjoyed a special visit from my mom this month. We sneaked away for a quick trip to a game park a few of hours out of town while she was here. We're grateful for this opportunity to connect with family and to make these memories. Our God is kind beyond measure in ways big and small.
Please be in prayer for Kenya as the political situation remains unstable. Kenya’s elections this year have been marred by various complications. The Supreme Court declared the original presidential election of 8-Aug invalid, and the second one (26-Oct) was poorly attended in large measure because one of the main candidates was convinced that the problems with the first vote had not been fixed and asked his supporters to boycott the second. We’re still waiting to hear what will come of that second vote. In the meantime, political violence has erupted, the economy has slowed, and crime has escalated. We have been safe as a family, but the instability has certainly touched places we frequent and people we love. Please pray that God would grant wisdom, humility, and integrity to our leaders here as well as peace and justice to the Kenyan people.