Dear Pastor and Cornerstone Baptist Church,
Psalm 1:1 “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.” Everything must begin with God and everything must end with God. Psalm 1 gives us the Lord’s roadmap of life. It begins with the word “Blessed”. This is really what we all want. The sad thing is we are living in a world where everyone wants a shortcut. Everyone wants the product but nobody wants the process. Everyone wants the blessings but they don’t want to be obedient to the God who gives the blessings. Psalm 1 brings us not just to the blessings but to the Blesser. It brings us to God. May we desire to get closer to God in this New Year.
In the last two months, a lot has happened in the life and ministry God has given us. I was in Kenya for two months as Tracie had medical appointments here in the USA. In December we held a graduation at the Bible college we help teach at there in Nairobi. It was a happy moment as we watched the students we had taught, step out in faith to do what God had called them to do. We later traveled to Kisumu on the western side of Kenya, where I was on an ordination committee for one of the national pastors who wanted us to witness and to be a part of his special day.
In the previous prayer letter, I had mentioned that I was able to meet with the owner of the property we have been considering. It is still available. If this is to be the property God wants us to have, He will provide the money necessary to purchase it in His timing. Please continue to pray that the remaining funds will come in. I am returning to Kenya and I will be looking at another property that I have been told about as well as teaching another modular at the Bible college.
In December I was sworn in as an American citizen, so I will also be working on government paperwork for Tracie and I while I am in Kenya. We are still working on Tracie’s Kenyan ID. Tracie will remain in the USA to continue her allergy desensitization shots. She is down to two shots once a week but as the doses increase, she struggles at times. It probably did not help that she came down with the flu, but she is almost over that. She is on course to being in maintenance mode by May and then she will join me in Kenya. We also have an unspoken prayer request that is very dear to us.
Thank you for your faithful support! You all are near and dear to our hearts and we pray for each one of you!
Eustace and Tracie Kariuki
PRAYER REQUEST AND PRAISE
- Medical concerns to be resolved before we return to Kenya.
- Pray with us that the Lord will provide the remaining needed funds for the church property. We are at 58%.
- The new students that have joined Bible college and as I help teach them.
- More opportunities to reach our neighbors with the Gospel.