I hope this summer has treated you well and you have been enjoying the sunshine. Our summer weather in Spokane has been almost perfect. This is certainly a beautiful time of year.
Things are going well at MDP Education Centre (MDPEC). All of our secondary and university girls are home for the holidays. So much activity will be taking place during the month of August while they are all at home at MDPEC. We are still looking for an Assistant Matron for our dormitory. Please pray that God will provide just the right person for the job.
This month I would like to give an update from two of our MDP Lay Pastors, Immanuel Tumpes and Christine Kereto. “We were invited to visit a Manyata (home) during our visitations. What was the aim of inviting us? A grandmother is raising her two granddaughters between 9 and 13 years of age. They had been raised in an Adventist home, however, the grandmother was a strong believer in another denomination, thereby denying the girls freedom to come and worship with us. We were unaware of this situation. After one year of the silent war in the home, the girls was feeling very confused and could not sing some of the songs that others were singing. Each time they would ask permission to worship on Sabbath, they were again denied. Whenever they were denied, they would feel sad and even cry tears. This is what had forced the woman to call us and inform us about the issue and her decision to let the children join our church. They are now happy in our church, worshiping God every Sabbath. Please pray for them to “Shine” more for Christ.”
Both Emmanuel and Christine are in need of sponsors. Would you be willing to invest in one of our lay pastors as they continue to minister to their people in Maasailand? Our lay pastors are being watched and are a witness of Jesus to the world around them. They meet with challenges such as Joseph Risianoi as he was riding his motorbike to church one day. He came upon a family of leopards. The mother started to chase him on the motorbike and was keeping up with him. However, God protected Joseph as the leopard suddenly veered away from him and went into the bushes. We along with Joseph praise God for His protecting hand over our workers.x
I am excited to share with you that we received our first donation for the “Tractor Fund”. Please don’t forget this special project. You will be investing in feeding our children and helping to keep them safe from the dangerous snakes found in the tall grass.
Thank you for all that you do to keep our children safe, our pastors in the field and our programs continuing.
In Christian Love,
Maasai Development Project