Report on Trip to Muunyini Kenya January 2014

February 10, 2015

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Arriving in the Nairobi Airport early Sunday the 19th of January 2014 after a 7 hour lay over in Amsterdam Holland and an eight hour time change we were taken to the Mayfield House, AIM’s guest house in Kenya. Monday morning we loaded up, bought a welding machine on our way out of town. After traveling for 3hours southeast of Nairobi through Machakos and Tawa we arrived in Muunyini part of the Kiteta District. Leonard the owner of this banana, mango and citrus fruit plantation generously gave us complete use of his beautiful home. While we may not see it as up to USA standards for kitchen and bathroom amenities it is well above the average Kenyan house in this area.
Our project was to design, build and erect trusses and install the metal roofing for the new Muunyini church building. They have far outgrown their existing facilities. Even though the town is very small 200-300 people attend services here every Sunday.
We were not only given the opportunity to help build the physical building we were also given the privilege of ministering the spiritual lives of believers in the surrounding churches.Each Sunday we divided up and ministered in at least three different locations. What a blessing to see how the local believers have grown and taken responsibility for sharing the Gospel in their surrounding villages. Local believers have built on the solid foundations left by the missionaries who departed the area some 50 years ago.
Due to extended daily power outages and other difficulties we were not able to accomplish our desired goal. The trusses were ready to go up, but only 3 of the main trusses were on the wall when our time was done. The gratitude of the Kenyans for what had been, by God’s grace, accomplished was humbling. While we were somewhat frustrated, they were praising God for sending the teams and the encouragement we were to them through the many difficulties encountered. Lost luggage, blown engine in the vehicle loaned to us, hand slic

ed open when motorbike carrier broke, shattered wrist and burnt up welder to name several. Still we saw God’s provision, protection and foreknowledge in it all. God made sure an American Orthopedic surgeon whose specialty is the wrist was at Kijabe Mission Hospital. And that he had brought with him the exact external device necessary to support the injury sustained. Praise the Lord for His goodness to us.
The Kenyan believers have moved forward since our departure. The roof is complete, the concrete floor has been poured and the dedication of the completed building is set for the 9th of August 2015. They are not waiting until the dedication, but have already started to meet in the new building. Praise the Lord for His Faithfulness.