Dear Praying Friends,
me begin by asking you to pray for Joe Rains. Joe is a close
personal friend and the father of our co-workers Michael and
Stephen Rains. Joe had a lung removed several months ago and was
recovering very well until the bitter cold weather hit Wisconsin.
He is now in the hospital with a severe cast pf pneumonia. Joe and
his wife Lenna have raised sight godly children all of them serving
the Lord in full-time ministries.
Our week started week with many friends over on Monday to
watch a couple of NFL games. As usual we made way too much food and
were able to eat leftovers most of the rest of the week.
College modular classes began n Wednesday. Both Aaron
and Daniel are taking a course on "The Book of Galatians" taught by Dr.
Jim Van Gelderen. Wednesday was also our first mentor meetings for
the term. I have three pastors in my mentor group this year. I also
have Pastor Karanja and Stephen Rains as assistants - should be a
nice mentor year.
On Saturday, after getting the church room organized
for SS Sue and Daniel did some visiting in the area behind the
church building. There is a maze of pathways going out through
banana plants and maize fields and many people to meet and minister
Today George was back at church with his son Peter. We
again had a good group of children for SS, several teens and George
(plus three men sitting on stools outside) for the morning service.
I have included several pictures and also took videos of Daniel
playing a duet and Aaron preaching. I don't have time to get the
videos ready before sending this but I will try to get them ready
for next week.
This week, Tuesday through Friday will be our annual
Bible college Spiritual Life Retreat. Tuesday will start
with a goat roast and special celebration as we get out tenth year
of Independent Baptist College of Ministry started. Please pray
for God's blessing as we begin a new college year.
Sue, Aaron and Daniel Simonsen