Monday January 18, 2016
This morning we are in Bungoma where I finally got a good internet connection. I'm meeting Pastor Leonard Ekea to plan our trip to Mt Elgon. Stan, Frank and Pastor Moses are in town to purchase supplies for our projects. Since we last blogged, we left the Hampton House in Nairobi and traveled to Matete.
Along the way we met one of our API School of Ministry students, Pastor Stephen Lobolia. Stephen left the pastorate to become a full-time missionary to the Taposa people of South Sudan. They are a largely oral culture with very few who read and write, so we brought some resources Stephen can use in his ministry there.
One of the devices we brought is called a Saber which has a series of Bible stories and gospel presentations in their language he can use with flip charts to share the gospel. It is also loaded with worship songs in Taposa. This device can be recharged by conventional electrical current, or by solar power. (Stephen is holding the solar charging unit.) It also has a hand crank option if there is no electricity or sun.
We brought two other devices, the Proclaimer and the Envoy S. Both are also solar powered and loaded with the New Testament in their language. Stephen was overwhelmed with the generosity of those who gave for this project and says that now he will be able to evangelize and disciple more effectively, and the small churches he has planted will grow. Pray for Stephen and his family as they go back to South Sudan and continue to proclaim the gospel.