“Every skilled person to whom the LORD has given skill and ability to know how to carry out all the work… are to do the work just as the LORD has commanded… every skilled person to whom the LORD had given ability and who was willing to come and do the work. They received… all the offerings… brought to carry out the work… And the people continued to bring freewill offerings.” (Exodus 36:1-3)
|Bert's view during devotions this week and|
through the end of the year - the view from
the porch glider at our home in Nairobi.
But, God has constantly shown us that He is with us and has given us the skill and ability to do what He asks of us. We’re continually astounded by how God provides and guides when we obey Him and allow Him to be the one in charge. More importantly, God also reminds us continually that we are not alone – KBTC’s current staff members are also willingly, joyfully and obediently using their God-given skills and abilities to do His work, even when pay checks are late, problems arise, etc.!
|A skill greatly appreciated in East Africa - the|
ability to make chapatis! These were served
at the KBTC Christmas Staff party.
|At last Saturday's Christmas luncheon for the staff and their families,|
beef stew, grilled chicken, rice, veggies and cake were also enjoyed.
|But before the meal and the special worship time together,|
all the kids received gifts. Some were a bit reserved at
first, but all were smiling before the end!
Why am I sharing all of this today? To thank you for your prayers, encouragement and other ways you support us as we serve in Kenya with the IMB, especially during the last two years. We say “we are partners working together for God” (1 Corinthians 3:9, GNT) because we know we could not do what we do without your partnership!
|As shared last week, my usual baking|
skills were not evident last Wednesday.
This is the 'extra' cake I had to bake,
but don't worry, we brought no left-
overs home from the cakes I took to
the KBTC Christmas party!
|KBTC staff are blessed with lots of kids!|
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Nudges to Action for SSAfrican Peoples at https://www.facebook.com/SubSaharanAfricanPeoples.
Kenya Baptist Theological College at https://www.facebook.com/KenyaBaptistTheologicalCollege.
More on the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering at http://www.imb.org/main/lottie-moon/lmcoatwork.asp?PageNavID=111.
|This little one slept through much of the worship time,|
as did the youngest resident of KBTC who is only a few weeks old!