Pastor Curtis Gets a Car! Finally

For over 2 months, I have depended on others to take me to my Bible study group (30 minutes), grocery shopping, and Sabbath services. Public transportation is cost prohibitive.

We tried to buy a local car and Karen, Pastor Bill, Benjamin, his dad, and I made the trip to nearby Eldoret to car-shop at the used car lots. Nothing worked!

Today, I bought a mid ’90s Toyota Corolla. With me were pastors Bill, Benjamin and his dad. Used car standards here are different than in the USA but I think the Toyota will serve my purpose.

Ben’s dad, Bill, Ben, Curtis

Today unfortunately, my students and I had a flat tire as we headed home. I was wearing my best suit and the road was a mud field from the rains!

Fortunately, we were near the paved highway so my students hailed public transportation. Pastor Benjamin and his dad took charge of fixing the car.

The Toyota is a 5-speed manual transmission and has the operator controls on the right side. In this case, being ambidextrous is a huge advantage. Everyone was surprised to see how easily shifting with my left hand comes to me. I’m driving on the left side of the road like I’ve been doing it all my life.

Pastors Curtis & Benjamin

But roads and drivers in Kenya are treacherous. Please keep us in prayer. Karen, Benjamin, Dan and I had a close call Friday night as we got a ride from the shuttle terminal in Kitale to our homes. We just barely avoided a head-on collision with an oncoming car that veered over into our lane. Our shuttle driver had to leave the roadway. Fortunately there was a clear shoulder, so everything turned out okay.

Author: Kitale Kenya SDA Mission

We are a group of mission-oriented people. Pastor Benjamin found us on YouTube from one of our sermons. He oversees a number of churches. They seek biblical truth and have thoroughly enjoyed Karen Zarska Styer's sermons about the experiential aspect of the heavenly sanctuary. Meg Smyth and Denetra Gary continued Karen's work for the next 10 days. Denetra focused more on the science of the brain and how it processes information while Meg focused on the experiential side of a walk with God. Curtis Delzell, an experienced missionary and evangelist, is currently with the lovely people of Kenya. They want continued Bible study as they seek a closer walk with Jesus. Funding comes from personal finances and private donations. Click on the Donate page for ways you can help.

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