Sunday, August 27, 2023
We finished our conference on the first eight chapters of Romans Friday night and it was a great week of teaching and learning, fellowship with all the pastors who came and connecting with longtime friends, like Pastor Daniel Njuguna of the Apostolic Faith church in Lodwar. I've known Daniel from the first time we came to Lodwar back in 2013 and he is not only a great friend but a great interpreter.
At the end of the night we handed out the resources to the pastors provided by Crossway and Ekklesia Afrika. They each got a study guide for the book of Romans and Conrad Mbwewe's book on God's Design for the Church translated into Kiswahili.
We also gave all the attendees some food to go along with the books. Many families are hurting right now as food prices have skyrocketed. Everything they need to survive, especially the basic things like ugali flour, cooking oil and salt has doubled, tripled and in some cases, quaddrupled in price. We want to thank all of you who provided famine relief funds for these people!
Saturday was our rest day so we visited the home of our API Associate teacher, Boniface Lokuruka.
Clean drinking water is hard to come by in Lodwar so we brought the family one of the water filters provided by Surfing Servants, an organization based in San Diego. They provide water filters to communities in third world countries all over the world and they were kind enough to give API some to give out.
One of Boniface's sons, Kevin, set it up right away and was impressed by how simple and easy they are to set up. Here he is reading the instructions on the bag. Many people in this area are subject to Typhoid because they have no source of clean drinking water.
Today we travel to Kakuma to hold our conference on Ephesians. Thank you for praying for us! God has kept the team healthy and strong thus far and we thank you for holding us up!