Miriam Makes Purses

Miriam has been coming to my classes for the past five months. We have spent many hours together studying God’s word. Her commitment to finding truth is unstoppable. She is equally passionate about charity work. She has created a line of women’s purses – the proceeds go to the community center.

Miriam lovingly designs and makes each purse with the help of her friends. The inner lining is cotton and the outer is woollen yarn or thread.

I have limited space in my luggage for my return trip December 24, but I will try to get as many through customs as I can.

Suggested donation for the black purse size is at least $10, for the purple size $15. I’ll need help with the shipping, once I get back to the states. Use any of the multiple ways to send donations by clicking here – DONATE

Thanksgiving in the U.S.

Thanksgiving is a federal holiday in the United States, celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. It originated as a harvest festival.

According to legend, the pilgrims and the Native American Indians celebrated the first Thanksgiving with a feast.

Today, most Americans celebrate with friends and family. A turkey is at the center of the table along with stuffing/dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, and pumpkin pie.

Happy Thanksgiving, from your American family to our brothers and sisters in Western Kenya and around the globe!!!

Video Time

Here are 3 videos I thought you might enjoy! They give you a brief glimpse of my life here in Western Kenya.

This is elder Elijah’s compound. The recent campmeeting was held here. (1:02)

The next video is of the Pentecostal church were I’m holding Bible studies in Kibagenge. (2:53)

The final video is another Bible study location, Kongoni. (1:36)

I had to slip in a photo of my buddy, the Resident Cat.

We Need Bibles!

It has come to my attention that some of the students that are attending the classes I teach do not have Bibles. The Gideons used to do their thing out here – but not anymore. It just never crossed my mind that in a country where half of the people and businesses have Biblical names, many do not have Bibles.

Someone took Miriam’s Bible when she wasn’t looking the other day. It is a shame that some of my students are just sitting in class and hearing the teaching and the reading but not seeing it in the Word themselves.

A Bible costs between $10 and $15. That’s a lot of money for people who live on less than a $1 a day. It is cost prohibitive to send Bibles from the US. The best way to help is to send money so that we can purchase the Bibles here in Kenya. Click Donate for a variety of ways to send money.

Car Troubles

The clutch in the car quit working on the way to my first class. The rest of the day was tricky but I managed to pick up people in 2 different locations on the way out to the furthest of all the studies I do. I got the car parked on a hill so that we could have a rolling start after class.

Kenyon Camry

Halfway home, I got stopped behind another car at exactly the wrong spot. We weren’t able to move again without a clutch. Fortunately there was a place nearby that I was able to buy fluid and it stayed in the system long enough for me to get moving, drop everyone off and start on the way home again before I lost the clutch again.

Toyota@ Afrikana Yard

I managed to get the car into Afrikana Yard and parked a little crooked because a dog was sleeping in the dark on the ground where I normally park.  My truck driving skills syncing engine RPMs with the gear box came in handy today. I thank God for His goodness!

Pastor Curtis in Kenya 2.0 Power Out

Ten minutes after I started the movie TELL THE WORLD, we heard a loud crash and the power went out.  The projector I borrowed from the SDA Church, went dark. We all went out front and saw a distressing scene.

Electric Pole Down

A straight truck lost control, went down through the grass and plowed over a pole carrying the main power supply to the town of Simatwet.  Thankfully, no one was hurt.

Kibagenge Penticostal Church

We prayed for the drivers on Kenya’s roads, announced the continuation of the movie next Sabbath and dismissed the group. We had about 15 people in attendance, 10 were children.

Income Crops Around Church

Next Sabbath, we hope to be able to view the entire movie, which is a history of The Seventh-day Adventist Church. I highly recommend it for your family to watch!