Here we go again!

Ronnie___maggie_3 Posted by Ronnie & Maggie Briggs on Thu, 02 Apr 2015 | 3 comments | Bookmark: digg this Post this to del.icio.us Post this to Facebook

Warm Easter Greetings from a very hot Kajiado – with a little sign of rain from time to time! Settling in is going well though a bit slow as we try to make the adjustment from one culture to another. Even though coming back to Kajiado seems like a ‘home-coming’ it still requires adjustment, and we are learning that we must give it time.

Firstly, a very big ‘thank you’ to everyone who helped us in any way, as we prepared to come back to Kajiado. We realise that this new chapter in our lives is a great privilege for us and we want to share it with as many people as possible. We have really appreciated the support of both prayer and finance from all our link churches – as well as from many individuals – and we want to assure you that we will be good stewards – as far as possible – with these gifts.

When we looked around the church during our commissioning service it really struck home how many people have actually been to Kajiado and have had a share in the work and ministry here. We hope and pray that many more will find the time to come out and visit and be part of this exciting work that is going on here.

There have been so many changes in our lives over the past number of months that it has been hard to keep up with them all, but we do feel strongly that God has called us to be here and we know for sure that he will equip us for the task ahead. Just like the two disciples whom Jesus sent into the village to bring him a donkey, which was tied up outside someone’s house.

Firstly, Jesus placed a huge amount of trust in them, that they would actually go up to a stranger and take his donkey without asking for it! I can only imagine what I would say if someone turned up at my house and tried to take my car – the excuse being ‘The Lord has need of it.’ (Luke 19: 21) Just as Jesus trusted them to carry out this assignment, so too, the disciples trusted Jesus to know what he was talking about, and so they obeyed.

The work we do here will involve many people from all over the diocese, we will be asking them to be involved with different development projects, we will be asking people to commit to being part of these plans, and we have to trust that the Lord knows how this all will play out – our part is to be obedient by being willing to be sent, and being willing to go!

The challenge is – What is it that we have, that the Lord has need of?

Please continue to pray for the work here – especially for:
• Rain in its season so that people may be able to harvest.
• A clear understanding of what we are to do.
• Ven Naftaly as he leads the Development Department in the diocese
• For Bishop Gaddiel as he ministers to all the people in the diocese.

Comments

Lynn Wilson said Sun, 10 May 2015 07:57PM
I've started some serious reading up on Nairobi, and Kenya in general, and came across your blog ! Please be assured of our prayers for everything you are working on, and we'll look forward to the next instalment ...... Xx
Sandra Blemings said Wed, 02 Sep 2015 08:16PM
Hello Ronnie and Maggie, After almost 40 years we wanted to let you know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Remember staying with me, Maggie, in Lisburn, and Ronnie, you and I going to the Upper 6th formal as Head boy and Head girl. We have been living in France for 21 years, Ivan working for Michelin and I am in charge of an international Primary school. We are heavily involved in our local Baptist church. Would love to hear from you. May God continue to bless you as you serve Him. Love from Ivan and Sandra
Paul Ferguson said Wed, 16 Sep 2015 09:57AM
Hi Ronnie and Maggie You may be out of sight but not out of our thoughts and prayers. The regional prayer meeting meets in Coleraine at the beginning of October. This enthusiastic group will be sharing their stories and of course praying for you both and the church as Christ builds it in Kajiado. Good to see the house that Ronnie built ..... I think I have seen that design somewhere before. There continues to be plenty of enthusiasm here in the north west so be encouraged. Plans for the visit by LGS next July are going well and fund raising continues apace. Blessings to you both Paul and Kathleen

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