The following words are from pastor Paul Onyango in Kisumu, Kenya. Paul is ministering alongside of Sam Oluoch at Grace Baptist Church-Kisumu and is helping both the church and its ministries in teaching the Scriptures. Pray for Paul and his wife Seline.
We are glad to share with you the following for your information and sincere desire so that you may pray with us. As you know, one of the visions of our college (RECFOK) is to give quality and recognizable reformed theological knowledge for the local Kenyans at an affordable cost. We are looking forward to the start of classes on 28 May, 2013. We sincerely thank our brethren from Zambia who saw the need for partnering with us Kenyans so that this dream can become a reality. Our Lord brought in HeartCry Mission Society, as well, so that we can both train our men for the ministry and obey the great commission (Matt 28:16-20) through Kisumu Reformed School of Theology (KReST).
On 5 May 2013, I was able to go to Eldoret to preach at Grace Baptist Church while our dear brother Naphtali was on UK and USA visits. The following Sunday I was in South Nyanza on the border of the three countries Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.
On Sundays, after our normal service, we always go to our Milimani service that begins at 4:30 pm. We are still looking forward to start a Milimani morning service, though not now. I am still preaching through the book of John on Sunday mornings and we meet in our house twice a month for a home group fellowship from 6 – 7.30 p.m. on Wednesday. Lastly, we meet twice a month for a prayer meeting at Saint Stephen Cathedral at 1 p.m. for one hour on Wednesdays.
My wife Seline is doing well in Kisumu where she works. Continue praying for us, they have not been getting their monthly pay as usual. This has been a real problem because we have two sons in high school whose school fee must be paid. We have little Grace who is in standard three to be taken care of, as well, when the boys have gone to school.
The last two months have not been good to us as it has been raining heavily. Though rain is a gift from God, many families have been left homeless because of floods. Please do pray for them. The Kenya Red Cross is trying but the situation is overwhelming. Thank the Lord for those who are giving so that the victims may live.