Tuesday April 3, 2018
Sunday Frank and I traveled to Matete to preach at the church there.
Matete was the first church built by the Brad Pederson Memorial Building Fund several years ago. We found them first meeting under a tarp.
The first structure was a temporary mud and stick construction that served the congregation well for a few years.
But as the church grew, expansion became necessary and so the church began to make bricks and a few weeks before our arrival on Sunday, a new and permanent structure had been built that is about twice the square footage of the original.
Pastor Moses has also built some housing behind the church for some orphans and vulnerable children the church is helping to house, feed and school.
Pastor Moses Biketi and his wife Judith.
Frank and I traveled back to Nairobi on Monday, broken up by multiple police traffic stops, produce shopping, and wrecks.
Frank always stocks up on veggies to take home to his wife and family when we travel.
This semi took a hard left into some shops along the highway.
Fortunately we didn't get arrested this time, but we did end up paying some traffic fees for made-up charges. It must have been payday for the police because they were out in force.
Tonight I fly back to the U.S. and I'd like to thank all of you whose prayers and gifts made this mission possible. Special thanks go to Pastor Rich Hamlin and his wife Lynn, Ben Edwards, and my wife Kim who together with Pastor Shadrack, Pastor Reuben, Frank and John, came togther as an incredible team to minister to the church in Kenya.