NLBC: Prayer Requests (from August 27)

Sorry this is delayed, but I’m sure these people can still use prayer!  :o)

  • Mrs. Goodpaster- bronchitis
  • Barbara- Praising the Lord for conforming her and working in her life through everything!
  • Tom- invited lady at work to church; older lady at Amazon left and offered him her job!
  • Janna- cancer-surviving customer at Sherwin-Williams depressed
  • Daniel- job interviews
  • Sherry- pray she will be a help to her friend Sherry at work whose cancer is back all over
  • Kim- Madison was taken away by her mom; pray for Madison’s safety and encourage Kim!
  • Kim (Brenda)- surgery Friday at Doctor’s office; still not sold anything; pray her boss is more understanding
  • Logan (Brenda)- strep throat
  • Walker (Brenda)- sprained shoulder
  • Thelma B. (Carl’s mom)- had 2 biopsies done (1 head, 1 face)
  • Larry’s Dad ((Brenda’s co-worker)- heart attack on Saturday night, 2 stints Tuesday, 2 stints later
  • Dan H. (Carl’s brother-in-law)- feeding tube inserted Monday, went to Cardinal Hill Tuesday
  • Mary P. (Brenda’s sister)- went home from hospital Monday night, giver herself blood thinner shots from home
  • Ann A. (close friend of Becky R.)- diagnosed with cancer
  • Sammie- not feeling well; is hot; urgent treatment center
  • Nick and Brooke- pray the Lord will continue to guide them and be glorified in their lives

Weekly Announcements (August 24-31)

Monday, August 25
6:30 p.m.- Christian Counseling Class with Helen
Happy Birthday to Caleb!

Tuesday, August 26
Men’s Morning Meditations- Come by your pastor’s home between 6:30 and 8:30 a.m. this Tuesday for devotions and coffee (…who knows…there might be a surprise muffin or something now that I’m not in band camp 13 hours a day!).

Wednesday, August 27
7:00 p.m.– We will continue our series on evangelism and the kids will be learning about Nehemiah rebuilding the wall.
Happy Anniversary to Brenda & Carl!

Thursday, August 28
Happy Birthday to Dorcie and Kim!

Friday, August 29
Happy Anniversary to Kim & Anthony!

Sunday, August 31
10:00 a.m.– Sunday School (Jeremiah 50:1-52:34)
Devotion: nobody
11:00 a.m.– Sunday Morning Worship (1 Peter 5)
Ushers: Harry & Jason (alternates: Paul & Roger)
2:00 p.m.– Nursing Home Ministry at Thomson-Hood Veteran’s Center in Wilmore (see Bro. Wayne)
6:00 p.m.– Sunday Evening Worship (Exodus 20:14)

Missionary of the Month:
Mike & Pam Anderson
E-mail them a note of encouragement at mpandersonkenya [at] yahoo.com

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Praise the Lord I survived all three weeks of band camp!  Yay!  I only have one more year of band camp left…that’s a crazy feeling after doing it for 8 years!  :o)  I start school on Wednesday.  This is my lightest class load so far.  I went to the doctor this morning and everything is still fine there!  I meet with the diabetes nurse tomorrow at 1:00, so that should be interesting!

Enough about my life…I really enjoyed yesterday’s services.  I thought Steve Ludwig did an excellent job both presenting his ministry and bringing a convicting message.  It was really nice to meet him, Misty, Bryson, and Branson!  Learn more about Rock of Ages Prison Ministries at their website (but don’t be frightened by the 3-D man as I was!  haha!).

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Some Interesting Links for You this Week:

  • An article about how brutal the Olympics have been for Chinese Christians.
  • Meet John Piper’s new grandson, Morrow.  This is a beautiful story of God’s grace manifested in the life of his son and daughter-in-law, Molly and Abraham.  Their second child, daughter Felicity, was stillborn last year.  [Also interesting is how they name their kids…check this out!]
  • A great quote.
  • In honor of Caleb’s birthday, read a neat post by Daniel that reminds us to keep our focus!

Weekly Announcements (August 17-24)

Monday, August 18
Pray for Sis. Anita Stanton, missionary to Peru, as she has surgery today.
Happy Birthday to Pastor Steve!

Tuesday, August 19
Men’s Morning Meditations- Come by your pastor’s home between 6:30 and 8:30 a.m. this Tuesday for devotions and coffee.

Wednesday, August 20
7:00 p.m.– We will continue our series on evangelism and Sis. Becky will be teaching the kids about Nehemiah (“God Restores Us”).
Happy Anniversary to Wayne and Sherry!

Sunday, August 24
7:20 a.m.– Bro. Kevoy will be returning to Jamaica. We thank God for strategically placing him in Kentucky the past two summers to encourage those of us at New Life. (1 Thessalonians 3:12-13)
10:00 a.m.– Sunday School (Jeremiah 32:6-23)
Devotion: nobody
11:00 a.m.– Sunday Morning Worship (1 Peter 5)
Ushers: Tom & Roger (alternates: Harry & Jason)
6:00 p.m.– Steven Ludwig of Rock of Ages Prison Ministries


Missionary of the Month:
Mike & Pam Anderson
E-mail them a note of encouragement at mpandersonkenya [at] yahoo.com

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Another Blogless Week
So by God’s grace, I survived the past two weeks of LCA’s band camp and I know His grace will sustain me through UK’s this week.  It will be hard to switch from being staff to being the student again.  Unfortunately I have to miss church on Wednesday evening for practice…I go from 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m. every day.

Yay band...
Yay band...

Be sure to check out the posts preceding this one with an update from the Tates as well as pictures from Donnie’s baptism.  We’re so glad he’s a part of our church family!  What a testimony God has given him!

I just wanted to remind each of you how blessed I am to have you all in my life.  I love the way God has placed us together to edify one another and glorify Him!

Mission Update: The Tates

Roger, Julie, Emily, Amy, & Josiah
Roger, Julie, Emily, Amy, & Josiah

Rain, Cold & Lack of Electricity
We are currently in the rainy and cold season. That’s right, the cold season. I know we are only 100 miles north of the equator, but it’s chilly here at 6,000 feet of altitude. Also, it rains everyday through the months of July and August so the roads are a mess and the electricity goes out just about every day for at least a little while. That being said, the rain, cold and lack of electricity isn’t going to stop us. Our goal is still to bring joy in Christ to the Kenyan people.

Right now, however, there is still so much to try and get set up. I’ve been working hard to get a reliable internet connection and I think I have the most reliable setup I’m going to get for at least a little while. At least it keeps us connected to the rest of the world. Julie’s also working hard to get a homeschool schedule set up for the kids. She wants to start homeschooling the kids August 4th. Right now her biggest challenge in this arena is figuring out how to homeschool three of them without any materials or curriculum. You see, she’s having to do this because our container with all of our homeschool material that we spent months collecting while still in the States is currently stuck in Mombasa (coastal city in Kenya). First, it got delayed because the Port Authority was moving towards using a computerized system and things were not going well. Then it was delayed further because of a railway strike. And right now it is being delayed again because of a strike in the office of the Port Authority. Julie’s doing a great job with alternative options, though. The arrival of our container is probably our number one prayer request right now. Please keep this matter before the Lord.

Involvement in ministry is coming along slowly because of all the other things that we’ve needed to do to get set up.  We’ve been in Kenya for almost two months and have moved four times already.  Even though stability is nonexistent right now, we’ve been getting to know church members, I’ve been meeting with the Pastors and even made my first house visit (that was an experience).  In the month of August, I’ll start teaching in the Bible institute and working more with the Pastors, as well as trying to get a week-long Bible club for kids set up with Amos, the young Kenyan man who works with the youth here.  So, the month of August should prove to be exciting and challenging.  Please also pray for our ministry opportunities and that we would reach many, many Kenyans with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Blessings,
Roger

Updated Contact Information:
Address: P.O. Box 761
Kitale, Kenya 30200

E-mail:
Rojuta [at] gmail.com

Website:
http://www.TatesInAfrica.com