T minus 82 days!

We are now less than three months away from our anticipated departure to Kenya. A lot has happened over the last three months since my request for sabbatical and leave was approved by our church council, but there is still a lot to be done.

As you can see from an earlier post, we have been busy support-raising. We are grateful for all those who are partnering with us in prayer and for those who have contributed financially to our support. While we are not quite halfway to our fundraising goal, we have enough funds to secure our airline tickets. We are grateful for the guidance of Lisa from CRWM and the travel agent with whom she works.

As you can also see from an earlier post, our passport application process went smoothly, for which we are very thankful. Once we have our airline tickets, we can begin the process of applying for our Kenyan visas. Please pray that that process also goes smoothly. We are very grateful for Lisa from CRWM who handles those applications for us.

We are currently in the throes of doctor appointments as we all need a medical release form completed for CRWM and travel immunizations. We are still processing the CDC recommendations and our doctors’ advice on which immunizations we should get. We appreciate prayers for wisdom.

I have been in contact with Dr. Lee, principal of Bridgeworld College. Their first semester is well underway, and things are going well at the College. I anticipate teaching a New Testament course, The Synoptic Gospels, a theology course, Christology to Eschatology, and an elective in preaching or worship. Please pray for Dr. Lee and the staff and students at the College as they complete their first semester in mid-May, and for myself as I prepare for the courses I will be teaching.

I expect that in the coming weeks or months we will learn more about our accommodations in Nairobi. We appreciate prayers as we begin to think about packing and preparing for daily life there.

I will be attending the CRWM Volunteer Orientation in Grand Rapids in early June. We deeply appreciate CRWM and its assistance and support. This trip would not be possible without such a wonderful missionary sending agency. As you pray for our family, please also pray for CRWM and the invaluable staff that supports its missionaries.

We are grateful for God’s guidance and provision as we prepare for our family’s African adventure, and for your love, encouragement, support and prayers.

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