July 5, 2017
We hope those of you who live in the US had a wonderful 4th of July yesterday. For the rest of our friends who live elsewhere I pray that you are all doing well.
This month, I want to share a short story from our MDP Lay Pastor, Paul Sunkuli. The incident took place this past February.
Paul Sunkuli works in Ololaimutia and spends much of his time in house to house visitation, giving encouragement and giving hope to those in need. One day as Paul was visiting a certain village, he was asked to come into one of the homes to pray for a very sick Maasai lady. When he went inside the house, he found that she was very sick and wondered if she would even live through the night. Putting His faith to work, he took out his Bible and read from the book of James, chapter 5 verses 13 – 16 sharing special promises of hope, healing and comfort. Paul then prayed for her, asking God for His healing on this lady. When he finished she looked at him, smiled and told him how thankful she was.
Later that week he once again passed through her village. The lady saw him and immediately came up to him with a very big smile on her face telling Paul that she had been healed. She then asked him if he would come by and read to her again from His Bible as she wanted to hear more comforting words from it. Paul was excited to see her again and to hear how God had answered his prayer of faith. Paul is now studying the Bible with her. Once again God has shown His power to people He loves and longs to show compassion too.
MDP sponsors 26 lay pastors in two districts, Kajiado and Narok, covering a vast area of Maasailand. Many of our lay pastors work in very harsh climates and deal with wild animals. It can be very dangerous work. I always look forward to sitting with them in our workers monthly meetings and listening to their challenges, victories and concerns. We still need 11 sponsors to cover sponsorship expenses for all our lay pastors. Several years ago, we received a rather large donation that was designated for general lay pastor expenses, from which we have been drawing from monthly to cover those who are not sponsored. That amount is now getting very low. We are still looking for sponsors, would you consider being an ambassador for MDP and our lay pastors by helping us find needed sponsors?
Last week, I received a phone call from our MDPEC Manager and our MDP Administer, both shared the news about the lack of electricity and water at our MDEC and now our non-functioning MDP vehicle. We are sending out a plea to our donors and supporters of MDP for help. Please continue to pray with us as we anticipate yet another miracle from our God who is ever faithful.
Until next month,