Portion for Orphans Newsletter
October 15, 2006
"He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit.." John 15:5
So that you know the kind of children we're reaching out to, I want to first
share what a Kenyan friend of mine said to me yesterday:
"I grew up in an orphanage. All of us were abused in every way and
I'm sure nothing has changed."
60 Mattresses ($9 each) and Bibles were provided for African Inland Church Orphanage.
They've asked me to return to encourage and address the children's spiritual
The Pre-School Teachers' Seminar on Saturday, October 7 went great. We had 9
women come and they were so grateful for the new ideas on disciplining children
I've been to many seminars myself so I had lots to share with them. One thing
I addressed was that they not threaten the children that they'll go to hell for
bad behavior. That's common here since it is what most people actually believe.
That provided a door wide open to share the gospel of grace through FAITH in
Since almost everyone around here says that you get to heaven by being good,
Catherine and I have typed out the John 3:16 diagram of the gospel. Here is a
picture of her working on it.
In addition, the John 3:16 diagram is currently being translated into Swahili,
as well as Kikuyu, the language of the largest tribe in Kenya, by Alex and
his friends . God's timing
is perfect and He is opening so many doors. Alex is an example of what can
happen when an orphan is well cared for. He grew up in a local children's home
now a strong Christian reaching out to needy women in this community. Please
pray for him and his friends as they translate the John 3:16 diagram for us.
They are among very few men who are interested in reaching out to other men
in this community. Since the breakdown of the family is what causes orphans,
strengthening families to be highly connected with orphan ministry.
Please be praying over the following:
A visit to New Life Orphanage, Nairobi that is founded by American missionaries
and has worked with over 800 HIV + children, curing them and adopting them out.
- Addressing the physical & spiritual needs of the children at African
Inland Church Orphanage.
- A soccer match this Saturday that Catherine has organized to reach out
to men in this community. We'll be passing out the John 3:16 booklets.
- Opportunity to teach Bible to a group of needy women that Catherine is
reaching out to.
Love you guys ~ Thanks for partnering in this ministry. I sincerely hope it blesses
you indeed to be involved.
Abide and bear fruit,
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