Dear Ministry Partners,
“Sanctification involves the concentration of thought, of interest, of heart, mind, will, and purpose upon the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus and the engagement of our whole being with those means which God has instituted for the attainment of that destination” (John Murray). The Apostle Paul noted to the church in Corinth, “But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:” (1 Corinthians 1:30). May God help each one of us to grow in Christ who is “all in all.”
We had wonderful and well attended ministry activities during the month of February: Sunday School Teacher’s training on February 2, 2014, Youth and Children Fellowship on February 16, 2014, Men and Ladies Fellowship on February 22, 2014. During the month, four adults did share their testimonies and communicated their desire to be members of Elgon View Baptist Church. We do continue to receive new faces on weekly basis and we pray that God would minister to their spiritual needs through the preaching of the gospel truth by the power of the Holy Spirit. We praise the Lord for the opportunity to air the word of God through a local Radio Station and this has been one of the reasons for visitors as we reach out individually from house to house. Please pray for the church growth as well as spiritual maturity as we reach out to the unsaved and teach the saved. It is our prayer that we all “press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:14).
Please pray for effectiveness in reaching out to children and their families. Pray for our family to be strengthened in doing ministry and meet family responsibilities. Pray for our parents and the special attention they need in life. Pray for wisdom and knowhow to meet financial challenges needed for such special demands besides final touches on our ministry home which has been an experience in life. Rena was privileged to be part of their School tour to Kitale, which is to the west of Eldoret and they had a great time and experience in a zoo and an animal orphanage farm. Ian and Regina too were part of their school hiking and camping tour for three nights in the Kerio Valley. They have been a blessing to see these kids learn and take responsibilities in their lives. Please pray for us “For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance” (Romans 11:29).
We have been working hard with the architecture and the builder in making sure that all due process is up to speed in regard to the Church Building Plans. We believe that most part of this year will be spent mainly in the building program. Pray for the success of project and effective summer ministries this year. We do trust God for His will, even our sanctification as Apostle Paul states, “For this is the will of God, even your sanctification…” (1 Thessalonians 4:3).
Thank you all for your ever present support in life and ministry.
In His Work,
Stephen & Edna Muindi
Ian, Regina, Rena