Muindis in July 2013

July 2013 

 Dear Ministry Partners

“When the rod of Moses became the rod of God, it was the rod of judgment for the Egyptians, the rod of deliverance for the Jews, the rod of healing for the Jews, and the rod of supply for the Jews. When the rod of Moses had simply become the rod of God, the giver of judgment became the giver of life. We too are not only to speak a word of judgment to our lost world, but are also to be a source of life.

Each Christian is to be a rod of God in the place of God for him. We must remember throughout our lives that in God’s sight there are no little people and no little places. Only one thing is important: to be consecrated persons in God’s place for us, at each moment” (Schaeffer). In this regard, may God use us for His purpose and glory today.

We thank you all for praying and support in the last busy months. We are excited for the many who are visiting with us in recent days for the first time and the increased numbers in our various ministries. Our services and the weekly Bible studies, along with monthly fellowships, continue to be a source of maturity. Please note the following highlights to thank the Lord for. The Finke family from Lagrange, Ohio, was able to take the 2013 vacation and spend 12 days with us and be part of our ministry. We are thankful for them taking that time to share their lives in the form of visitations, testimonies, music, Scriptures, and fellowship. We were able to take a couple of days off for an African Safari and safety was of great importance. Several challenges concerning food, climate and some culture-shock gave us worries. As they were learning new things, we were also learning some important precautions for our future mission teams. We sincerely appreciated their Christian spirit and understanding of what it means to be and to do ministry in Africa. In the past month, our theme has been on “Successful Marriage and Family” in relation to the African context. Please pray for the African Church. As liberalism is taking root from all directions, more needs to be done in the field of Biblical counseling. We thank God for the opportunities to share the gospel this month in a funeral and an engagement ceremony. Pray for our family as we serve God here with the gifts and the abilities He has given us. We do desire to spend some time with our kids who are home on vacation until September 2013. We do need co-workers, helpers, and fellowship with like-minded Bible believing, fundamental and separatist believers who stand where we stand theologically.

On specific issues, Elgon View Baptist church continues to strive in reaching out to the community with the gospel and also financially doing her very best to purchase a ministry vehicle and prepare for some foundational and legal processes for the building of a permanent facility which you have been part of. Remember that some of you will be joining us next summer (2014) to help in the building of this facility, particularly, Ankeny Baptist Church, Ankeny, Iowa and Faith Baptist Church, Hermantown, Minnesota, who have communicated their desire to assist. If you have a desire to be part of this building process which we hope to begin next year, please let us know so as to lay out a schedule that will work for us and hopefully for you, too. Your visit is important for participation, support, assessment and advice. Pray for the working of our home to be completed soon. This will be a very vital asset to us in regard to summer ministry teams, short-termers, MAPers, and our family needs. Pray for Ashly McMillan from Harvest Baptist Church in Williamsburg, Iowa, as she joins us on August 10, 2013 for a year. We are looking forward to her ministry in music, with children, with youth and ladies. Pray for our 2013 VBS that it take place on August 20-24. We do desire to mobilize a large number of kids this year. Our facilities have been a challenge but we have the duty to reach out to the children and their parents in the city of Eldoret. We thank you all for the support toward the church facility and toward the desired church ministry vehicle. We are thankful for Faith Baptist Church in Fort Dodge, Iowa, for the funds provided for the much needed copier worth Ksh. 80, 000 (USD 1000). Send your support through Baptist Mid-Missions for accountability reasons.

“We now commit ourselves again to Thy Keeping, O faithful Creator; to Thy Keeping, O Savior of the pierced hand; to Thy Keeping, O eternal Spirit, thou who art able to Keep us from falling and sanctify us fully that we may be made to stand among the saints in light” (Spurgeon). Please note Jude 24-25 and let this be our daily prayer.

In God’s Hands,

Stephen & Edna Muindi
Ian, Regina, Rena

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