Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Urgent Needs


In my last post I wrote about the floods and how they affected the people of Rhoda Slums near Nakuru, Kenya.  I just got word that Jonah has been called home because his own mama has also been affected by torrential rains. Where she lives in a village near Kericho in the highlands it has been raining much more than usual.  Her kitchen hut has been badly affected (totally damaged by the rains and floods).  She has been cooking outside in the rain.  As you can imagine, this makes it not only difficult to cook but makes her prone to sickness.  Jonah has been called home from university studies and is trying to build a new cooking hut.

(Sorry for the lack of good photos but Jonah has lost his camera.  A new camera is another ministry need).

This is Jonah's mother's cooking area.

If you look closely you can see that the ran has gouged out the land where the corn is planted.

There are also other needs of the Missions of Hope at this time. We have been helping Elvis go to medical school in Kisii town but we cannot help to enroll him in his second year.

If you can pray and help with any of the missions needs, I'd love to hear from you.

Lord's Prayer in Swahili

Baba yetu, Yetu uliye
Mbinguni yetu, Yetu amina!
Baba yetu Yetu uliye
jina lako litukuzwe.
Utupe leo chakula chetu
Tunachohitaji utusamehe
Makosa yetu, hey!
Kama nasi tunavyowasamehe
Waliotukosea usitutie
Katika majaribu, lakini
Utuokoe, na yule, muovu e milele!
Ufalme wako ufike utakalo
Lifanyike duniani kama mbinguni. (Amina)

Our Father, Jesus who art
in Heaven. Amen!
Our Father, Jesus
Hallowed be thy name.
Give us this day our daily bread,
Forgive us of
our trespasses
As we forgive others
Who trespass against us
Lead us not into temptation, but
deliver us from the evil one forever.
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done
On Earth as it is in Heaven. (Amen)

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Diane said...

Poor Jonah as if he has not enough to worry about. I hope that he finds thing at home better than expected. My thoughts are with him at this difficult time. Diane

Joyful said...

Thank you Diane. It is a difficult time for Jonah right now. So many responsibilities.

Terra said...

I hope you hear good news soon, the flooding sounds dangerous.

Sr Crystal Mary Lindsey said...

The Lords prayer is the best one that can be said. I love it as it covers everything. I pray the floods reseed. Blessings. CML

Joe Todd said...

I almost didn't click on the video... I am so glad I did.. Thanks for posting

Joyful said...

I'm glad you did too.

Joyful said...

Thank you Terra. The people of Kenya has suffered so much.

Joyful said...

I agree Crystal Mary. Blessings. xx

Zindzi said...

Hey Penny! Thank you for standing with Kenya in prayer. Floods have wreaked havoc in many parts of Kenya, while some other parts still remain dry. Last night, there was a news feature on Baringo, where floods have meant that people need to contend with crocodiles and hippos, in or around their huts! May God's peace and sustenance prevail in Jonah's life and family at this time.

Denise said...

Praying my friend, love you.

Brenda Green said...

Dear Friend,
Thank's for keeping us informed on Jonah and the flood. The Lords prayer is beautiful! thank-you for adding that video on this Blog. Father, in the name of Jesus, I lift up Jonah, his studies, his mom, the flood. God I ask that you give Jonah wisdom, strength, and perseverance! Touch him, and his mom in this challenging situation. I pray that your peace which passeth all understanding will flood their hearts. Amen

Joyful said...

Thank you Zindzi, Denis and Brenda. God bless you for stopping by and keeping these people in your thoughts and prayers.

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