I'll begin this lengthy update with my favorite 'photo of the week' which was captured on Monday as Jack taught at the School of Missions at the Nairobi Training Centre.
|Viewing this yesterday in our yard definitely led to praise!|
|Jack speaking on behalf|
of KBTC at Weswah's service.
There was sadness, but there was also much joy last Thursday morning as Jack and others shared their memories of Mwalimu Weswah. He was described as “A man God gifted to be a Mwalimu (teacher) and a man who blessed others through his God given gift! A humble man. A leader. A committed Believer. A trusted friend. A loving husband and father” (1).
|Nyeri Baptist High School choir singing at Pastor Thiuri's memorial service.|
|Spotted in the forest|
on Sunday in Nyeri.
|Pastor Thiuri (right) on a coastal tour of the|
leaders of the Baptist Convention of Kenya
(2007). At the memorial service his son-in-law
said he died with his usual smile on his face!
There are so many more stories, such as our praise for new Kenyan missionaries being trained this week at the School of Missions for local Baptist churches. I promise to share more next week of the story of the blessings God provided for KBTC after Jack decided on Monday, “Today I am going to let GOD handle everything. I don’t have to ‘do’ anything but wait on Him.” God is handling things in ways that are way beyond any of Jack’s dreams! And I almost forgot another blessing story of the past week - the incredible violin workshop at the college where it was said that "students learned in one week what it usually takes years to learn!"
|Jack teaching "Denominations, Sects and Cults" at the School of Missions.|
|Students smiling after their concert - many enrolled in KBTC's music program.|
|My very shy pew-mate|
during Saturday's memorial service.
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(1) KBTC on Facebook -https://www.facebook.com/KenyaBaptistTheologicalCollege(2) http://www.sfgate.com/science/article/Elephants-can-hear-through-their-feet-2593114.php
(3) Nudges to Action for Sub-Saharan African Peoples – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sub-Saharan-African-Peoples/100173880060607
Yet another story shared via three photos.
|This little boy smiled brightly as I began to take his photo|
on Saturday,. He then moved away, only to return with a
friend and asked for me to take a photo of the two of them...
|... before moving out of the photo so I could also take|
solo photos of his friend - A perfect story to capture at the
the memorial service of a man who cared so much for others.