Asante Sana!

Just a quick note to say a big Asante Sana! (Thank you very much!) to everyone who contributed to my upcoming trip to Kenya or who contributed to provide an Africa Study Bible for a student at Bridgeworld College. I am thrilled to report that I’ve met my fundraising goal with Resonate Global Mission (formerly CRWM), and that I’ve received commitments to purchase approximately 100 Bibles (more than twice my goal!) for students at Bridgeworld College.

It’s hard to believe that in less than a week I’ll be boarding a plane for Nairobi (or, actually, for Chicago, then London, then Nairobi – it’s a long travel day!). I greatly appreciate your prayers as I finish preparing the two courses that I’ll be teaching, as I travel to Kenya, and as our family is apart for slightly more than two weeks. I’ve never been away from Jody and our children for such a long period of time before, and I’m sure I’ll experience some home-sickness and loneliness, even as I enjoy reconnecting with friends in Nairobi.

Speaking of friends in Nairobi, I’m delighted to announce that Rev. Dr. Waihura (Peterson) Wang’ombe, the pastor of Deliverance Church-Kahawa Sukari, where I’ll be preaching on September 3 and teaching from September 4-7, will be in Pella in early October. Peterson is enrolled in the distance M.Div. program at Calvin Seminary in Grand Rapids. He’ll be coming to the States for a class in October and visiting Pella between October 1 and 8. Come hear him preach at Faith Church on October 8 at 9.30am!

Along with his work at Deliverance Church, Peterson is working with Resonate Global Mission (formerly CRWM) in Eastern and Southern Africa to establish the Nairobi Transformational Network. If you’re in Southcentral Iowa and would like to meet Peterson to learn more about his work and how you can support him, please “drop me a note” through this blog. (Click on the images below to see Waihura’s brochure.)



2 thoughts on “Asante Sana!

  1. Dear Ryan:

    How wonderful that you are going back to Kenya even though it will be to some extent overshadowed by your loss the last time you were there.  May God continue to bless His work through you as you endeavour to help develop and encourage local church growth and leadership.  I had wanted to write to you much earlier but sometimes as you might know – thinking without action does not get very far.

    I am sending Moses & Judith (sister)  a copy of this email so that they know that you will be arriving in Nairobi this week. FYI  little Ute – a Kizito granddaughter now lives in Nairobi and has been accepted at a University for medical training.  If there is any way Moses and Ute could meet you and you could take a photo of them or any other Kizito who might come along that would be absolutely wonderful.  I have not seen any Kizito family member since 2003 – last time we were in Kenya.

    May God keep you safe and healthy there and bring you back home safely.

    With affection and love



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