Monday, January 28, 2008

More Kenya

Thanks to Glenn in Sudbury for responding to my Kenya blog entry with news from medical missionary friends of his family who work there. Please read their thoughts.

What are we doing in the midst of these trying times? Our prayer throughout has been to model Jesus' response, and to be Jesus to those in need. Our entire family has been involved in this:

-The boys helped build a shelter for displaced persons (IDPs) in nearby Mai-Mahyu;
- Dita has been challenging our Kenyan workers to chose Christian love over tribalism;
- Dan has led a small BethanyKids team to the Nakuru IDP camp, where they delivered food and clothing, dispensed medicines, and evacuated>untreated patients to Kijabe;
-Together with the Nairobi-area Rotary clubs, Dan participated in a city-wide collection of goods, to be sent in a large convoy to the more>remote IDP camps.

Can you please pray with us for.

Next week's (Wednesday-Friday) 16 "peaceful" rallies organized by>the opposition throughout the country - can we pray for the miracle of no>more violence?
A large planned food and clothing convoy to Western IDP camps,>possibly next week-end. Dan hopes that the BethanyKids ambulance will join>in with a medical team. The camps we have in mind have fallen between thecracks of the humanitarian efforts, but security in those areas remains>precarious.
Funds to sustain the relief efforts, probably needed for months to>come. For those interested, we have opened a special "Kenya relief" account>with AIM Canada (; 1641 Victoria Park Ave., Scarborough>ON M1R 1P8).

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