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Muindi Family in May 2018

 May 2018

Dear Partners,

We agree with so many of you that ministry is difficult but joyful. If we keenly look at the scriptures, every successful ministry leader had unbelievable challenges to face. We have been reminded this month of the following: We need to utterly depend on God; we need to remember that we are dealing with people who are unpredictable and with overwhelming needs; we need to remember that we have our own struggles, fears, and failures; and we need to know that we have an enemy whose desire is to derail or make us stumble. With such understanding, we must set our minds and hearts focused on things above (Colossians 3:1) and keep on serving our Lord Jesus Christ (Colossians 3:23-24).

Our travels are going on well besides the occasional demands to have family splits for ministry effectiveness, school and work schedule for the kids. We look forward for the end of Ian & Regina’s Spring Semester this week until Fall Semester. Rena still has slightly over two weeks and we look forward to her to be home, too. Edna and I keep on visiting churches together whenever possible with the children but with much around their lives, we are trying our best to make adjustments with our schedules and family. We do thank God for His gracious care throughout the month of April 2018. We began the month at Faith Baptist Church in Fort Dodge, Iowa, with a sweet fellowship with the church family followed by our presentation and the preaching of God’s Word. Although without a pastor, we were truly blessed with their love, faith, and hope in the Lord. We also made it to Calvary Baptist Church in Webster City, Iowa. Pastor Davenport and Pastor John with the church family were so kind to us and blessed our lives. We delighted sitting together around a table for lunch and encouraging each other, even as Pastor Davenport made a contact with a man seated alone at a table in the restaurant. This meant that every time is an opportune time.

Did you know that I was geared to run 17 miles Zumbro marathon in Minnesota on April 14, 2018? Unfortunately, they cancelled. I don’t know if any one said there was a Kenyan. No. Truly, my schedule at Faith Baptist Church in Albert Lea, Minnesota, was in God’s hands. Pastor Seiler and I were not only ready for the ministry on Sunday but to run the race and finish well. The race was cancelled because of the terrible storm that covered the region and so were churches, schools, etc. All in all, God is sovereign, and we are subjects of His purpose to His Glory. From the north, we made it well to the southern Iowa, First Baptist Church in Bloomfield. We thank God for Pastor Matthew and the church family who been a blessing over the years and seeing the wonderful ministry they are doing. We had a wonderful time with Gary from Ankeny Baptist Church traveling with me to Hermantown in Minnesota. Pastor Brian Wiita with his wife Melissa and the church family were beyond measure a people to fellowship and minister alongside. The month of May 2018 was a blessed month, too. Beside one church in Michigan that cancelled the appointment, we began well in Des Moines, then Carroll, then Hudson, and finished well in Mt. Pleasant – all in Iowa. We truly thank God for the pastors and the church members who opened their homes and provided for us during the month. We thank you for amazing hospitality and care offered with prayers and financial support.

Our furlough ministry is beginning to spread out as we travel to the West to Washington and then to Indiana States in June 2018; to Ohio, New York, and Maryland in July 2018; and Florida, Alabama, and Kansas in August 2018. Our children will be involved with VBS at Ankeny Baptist and then going on a mission trip to Cleveland, Ohio in June 2018, and youth camp in July 2018. We covet your prayers on daily basis.

Pray for the church in Kenya as they continue to serve God and being faithful in ministry. Silvanus, Michael, and Simeon are doing a wonderful work besides Simeon’s wife Roseline being unwell with blood clot on the left foot. Pray for our aging parents. Stephen’s parents had been admitted in the hospital for high blood pressure and pneumonia, then later Stephen’s dad was readmitted, but doing pretty well now at home. We do trust God for His care and sufficiency in such a time of many needs.

Please make your monthly financial support for us or one-time gift toward our ministry to Baptist Mid-Missions. We trust that God will raise our support to the required amount with your prayers and giving for His name sake.  Please GIVE and PARTNER with us and SUPPORT Church Planting Ministry and the nationals in Kenya.

Please let us know if we can be able to share our lives and ministry at your church, if you have not connected with us. We would love your church family be exposed to what is happening around the world and specifically in Kenya. Someone in your congregation could be interested in missions and Kenya, or Africa could be their interest. Please call (515)7779312 or email stediarrem@gmail.com. We would be glad to have you visit our mission field as well and be part of us as God leads in ministry.

May God be our vision, our daily thought, and His presence be our daily light.
“Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart; Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art;
Thou my best Thought, by day or by night, Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light” (Dallan Forgaill).

In His Care,
Stephen & Edna Muindi
Ian, Regina, Rena

Philippians 1:12-14

The Enfingers’ Latest

April 2018

Volunteer Mobile Missionaries

Harvest Time Bible Camp

Lamar and Dian Enfinger, Coordinators
Ed and Mila Vailliencourt
Scott and Toni Peirce

We three couples had a wonderful and fulfilling time volunteering at Harvest Time Bible Camp. The purpose for volunteering at Christian camps is to help get them ready for the campers coming in for summer recreation. They also need spaces ready for the young counselors coming in for the summer to have a place to stay.

The men worked 4 days a week for 7 hours a day. We women worked half a day unless we needed to finish up a special project. Our day began at 7:30 a.m. with devotions together and then at 8:00 a.m. we went to work.

The men stayed busy making bunk beds out of beautiful wood. We ladies were so excited to see the first bunk bed finished. It was an amazing accomplishment. The men finished six bunk beds, made six closets, cleaned out a large swimming pool and put two coats of paint on it.

Scott was able to draw up plans for the closets. Much was learned after they finished the first one. Ed did finishing work on the bunk beds to make them look more inviting. Lamar stayed busy working with Scott and Ed and made sure all the necessary equipment was in place where it was needed.

We ladies sewed a lot of curtains. Toni was good to cut out the material and iron it for us. Mila sewed most of the curtains. I had to leave the second week to stay with my daughter, Sheree, who needed knee surgery. She only lives an hour away, so it was perfect timing for me to leave the camp and go help her. God knew we would be close by at the time my daughter needed help. His timing is perfect.

We ladies also did some cleaning in the snack shop and the store where all the shirts and hats and etc. are kept.

The camp is beautiful and watching the horses run around was a delight. The campers are allowed to ride the horses. The horses are trained well and are very gentle. Our dog, Nick, enjoyed walking in the woods and running with the horses. The horses would go nose to nose with him and seemed to enjoy his company.

The camp is in the mountains of North Carolina and close by is a beautiful waterfall. Those who could walk the one mile to see it said it was worth the trip. I enjoyed the pictures.

I had just had hip surgery a couple of months before so my walking was limited. The head of the camp allowed us to use one of their work carts to get back and forth. The road to work was very hilly and walking was not a way for me. The cart was greatly used and we are thankful for their thoughtfulness.

We could tell by the attitudes of the Staff how much they love the campers. They do all they can to make sure as many campers come and have fun and learn more of God’s love.

It is truly a pleasure to travel and do this kind of volunteering work. Our next project is in Oregon hosting a camp. We have been asked to be there for six weeks. This will be a new experience for Lamar and me as we have never just hosted a camp. We’re looking forward to seeing what God has planned for us as we travel way up to the Northwest. Lamar and I are retired and our retirement is a busy one, but we must keep going and serving our Lord in what He has planned for us.

Thank you for your support and most of all for your prayers. We believe in the power of prayer.

How blessed we are to be a part of Burgess Road Baptist Church with our wonderful Pastor and the people there. It is like our second home. We’re blessed beyond measure.

Lamar and Dian Enfinger

Acts 16:31  Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved.

Muindis’ April 2018

April 2018

Dear Ministry Partners,

Because of his obedience to God and his faithful efforts to rebuild the temple, Zerubbabel was truly “a servant” of the Lord. The Lord gave Zerubbabel a place of honor and authority and referred to him as a valued “signet ring.” As a governor, God had “chosen” Zerubbabel for a unique and noble purpose (Haggai 2:23). Pray that our God, whom we serve, who chose us, will make us “A Signet Ring” on His finger.

In February the month begun with “Refresh Conference” at Faith Baptist Bible College. It was a good time for spiritual nourishment and touching base with many friends and students. It was good to speak at the Seminary chapel and interact with the professors. We were able to visit the following churches: Murray Baptist Church, Murray, IA; Calvary Baptist Church, Rochester, MN; and Adelphi Calvary Baptist Church, Runnells, IA. We thank God for safety in storms and on slick roads, and blessing the churches’ ministries. Thank you all for your hospitality, financial support, and prayers.

In March we had the opportunity to fellowship in the following churches: First Baptist Church, Yarmouth, IA; Oakland Baptist Church, Oakland, MN; Calvary Baptist Church, Forest City, IA; First Baptist Church, Monroe, IA; and Faith Baptist Church, Cambridge, IA.  We truly feel honored to present ministry updates regarding our ministry in Kenya so as to rejoice together in what God is doing. I give thanks to the pastors for opening their pulpits for me to share God’s Word, too.

It was also a blessing to attend the “Men for Christ” rally at IARBC camp in Clear Lake, IA and there after attend the IARBC annual conference at Calvary Baptist Church in Mount Pleasant, IA.

In this month of April, we look forward to meeting some of you from the following churches: Faith Baptist Church, Fort Dodge, IA; Calvary Baptist Church, Webster City, IA; Faith Baptist church, Albert Lea, MN; First Baptist Church, Bloomfield, IA; and Faith Baptist Church, Hermantown, MN. Please pray for God’s guidance and help for faithfulness, boldness, and effective ministry throughout our furlough.

Pray for our family as we keep adjusting to the weather, travel schedules, school and work schedules for the kids until they get their driver’s licenses at the end of September 2018. It is one of our main challenges that we long to overcome. We shall be forced to split the family sometimes so as to meet the challenge and sometimes Stephen will have to travel alone. It is not our best desire but, we will have to accept it for now. Keep praying for good health and for our extended family back in Kenya. Pray for God’s work at Elgon View Baptist Church, Eldoret, Kenya. We do desire to finish up the Church Building Project, but finances are challenging. If you would like to give toward the church planting Building Projects in our ministry, please, send through Baptist Mid-Missions and make a note, “Muindi Building Projects.” Just imagine if 100 churches gave a one-time gift of a thousand dollars. We would have enough to finish the work and move on. A one-time gift of any amount would be a blessing to our ministry.

On the other hand, our “Monthly Support” is at 88%. This is the first time we are experiencing this deficit in our support. We do ask you to partner with us in prayers and financial support. We want you to be part of what God is doing in Africa as you participate with us in the establishment of Biblical churches that each truly preach, teach, and reach the world with God’s Word. If you have not been able to hear about our ministry let us know how we could make contact with you. Even Wednesday prayer meetings could be of great opportunity to know what is happening in Kenya, Africa. We gladly want to spend and be spent for saving and edification of souls (2 Corinthians 12:15).

In His Care,
Stephen & Edna Muindi
Ian, Regina, Rena
Haggai 2:23

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