Curtis returned to the States September 20, 2019, after spending 3 months in NW Kenya. He planned to go back to Kitale, Kenya in 2 weeks. He is still planning to return for another 3 months but he will be delayed for a week or two, if all goes well.
He was admitted to the hospital 10 days later after his health deteriorated. Symptoms: fever 103.7, pustules spreading on body (felt like glass shards), swollen feet, burning sensation in hands (very hot to the touch), in & out of consciousness, inflamed throat (even water burned).
He is under the care of Dr. Seeber, who has been his primary care physician for many years.
The group with whom I have been studying, got a gift of about 50 kilos of rice and 50 kilos beans to distribute amongst themselves. This was a parting gift from Pastor Bill.
The Sabbath before I head back to America will be devoted to the final 2 lessons in the 34-lesson Steps to Life Bible study guide series.
On Sunday, I pack up my things and move out of my house and head to the bus terminal in Kitale and take an overnight bus to Nairobi. I’ll rest at a friends place in Nairobi on Monday and fly out to the US via Amsterdam just before midnight Monday night. But I’ll be back.
I had to buy a new battery for my car, which cost me $75, wiping out what was left of my bank account! The battery that came with the car would not hold a charge overnight.
I’m pictured with some of my students: Humphrey Maganda and Gabriel Wangila.
Today in class, we discussed how and under what circumstances God communicates a message through prophets, what kind of message God is sending to the world today and whether we should have the expectation that there would be accompanying prophets.
We really got down to the brass tacs of how the Holy Spirit works, from both the Old Testament and New Testament. The students were so moved that I think if there were sackcloth and ashes available, some present would have made use of them! There was spirit of humility and gratitude for the Word rarely seen.
Some of the students came to a realization that they may have grieved the Holy Spirit and they were glad to now have the Truth! They got the message that we must worship in Spirit AND Truth to please God. I honestly believe they have joined the ranks of The Remnant!!
We actually did not speak at the Camp meeting we have been working with all week, but instead, I was invited to speak at Elder Elijah and Roselyn’s church – the Flyover SDA Church. (They are keeping us as guests in their home.)
The Lord blessed as I shared the whole Sanctuary message – at least what I could share in an hour and a half. They loved it and asked me to come back in the afternoon. I shared for another hour as the people soaked up God’s message!
Pastor Bill and Curtis went over to meet with Pastor Benjamin and his group, impromptu, and presented five pertinent messages in 3 hours and asked for decisions based on their convictions.
Pastor Dan and Elder Elijah came to the meeting near the end and gave very strong appeals to the group, encouraging them to follow the truth and the leading of the Lord in their lives. There were very positive responses. But they need our continued prayers so that each soul will make that final decision for truth! Thank you again for your ongoing support and prayers!
The Lord has blessed so abundantly! We could sense Him leading every step of the way as we shared the Sanctuary and prophecy messages. Second Apartment light is such a special message. Initially, it seems to be difficult to understand but it wasn’t long before the people were grasping the concepts! The nearness of God was palpable!
Sabbath was very special – there was a special Pathfinder/Adventurer program that was fabulous and so enjoyable! The audience was huge!
Our programs on the Sanctuary and the closing message of the prophecy seminar came first! Extra people stayed and heard the last step, the Most Holy Place experience of the cleansing. This message opened their minds to new light.
Later we found out that a government official, the assistant chief in the area, was in attendance and heard the whole presentation! The Lord is good!
I’m Brenda Zarska. I edit and produce this blog. I graduated from Andrews University with a classical music degree. I play for the church service at my little but mighty SDA church in El Dorado, Kansas (near Wichita).
I had my 3rd lower back surgery June 18, 2019. My recovery is going well; however, my sleep schedule is totally messed up! I’ve missed 6 weeks of church because I’m awake all night and get sleepy an hour before church 😴