Thankful for New School Opening in January

Nathan and Carrie Radford serve the Lord in Kitale, Kenya. Their main ministries include indigenous church planting, a prison ministry, and a hospital ministry for mothers with premature babies.

November 2, 2018

Dear praying friends,

Another month has come and gone, and we are now almost finished with 2018.  2019 will be here soon! God has been so faithful over the past year and we give Him all the glory and praise. He has answered so many prayer requests of ours, including a huge one regarding schooling for our daughters. May we enter 2019 with a spirit of service and gratitude to our great God.

In regards to our daughters, I have been updating you on the progress of the new school in Kitale. One of our biggest prayer requests has been for stable friends for our daughters. This is a huge challenge on the mission field as so many families come and go due to transfers, job changes, etc. I am pleased and so thankful to God to report that there will be a new branch of the school opening in January 2019. The new school will be called Milimani Christian Homeschooling Community. This will be an international branch offering Christian curriculum from publishers such as BJU, Math-U-See, All About Reading and All-About-Spelling.  We are beyond thankful for the 4 directors of the school and the vision they have had to start a school with a strong Christian, Biblical foundation in our small community. My wife and Julie Tate have been very involved in the planning stages of this and will continue to assist the directors with training the teachers and overseeing the implementation of this new curriculum. This will be such a good step for the school and we believe that once the school gets established in its new curriculum that it will attract other missionaries and nationals with their children from other parts of the country. This school is truly a miracle and a gift from God. We are in awe of God’s provision for our small community. I think of Luke 1:37, which says “For with God nothing shall be impossible.” God still does miracles every day and how we need to trust Him fully.

I (Nathan) am continuing in my teaching to a younger Kenya man in his home village of Rafiki. I have worked hard on the discipleship lessons and my goal is to get the men that I train grounded in their faith. I believe they need this foundation before they are sent out to start churches. Just recently we studied about our enemy, Satan, and how to defeat him. We studied about how he is very active, and how we wants to deceive and blind people to the truth of the Gospel message. (2 Corinthians 4:4) At the end we studied about how to defeat him-by prayer, knowing the Word of God and using it, and putting on the whole armor of God. Ephesians 6:11 says “Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.” How we need to do this every day, as it truly is a spiritual battle.

I am also starting to disciple another young man in Milimani, near where we live. He also seems to have a hunger for the Word of God and seems to be growing spiritually, for which I am thankful. We will see where the Lord leads, but I am very grateful for this opportunity as well and ask that you would pray with me for God’s leading and direction.

In closing, the new school has many start-up expenses, such as shipping costs for the curriculum from the States, additional teachers for the new branch, and the costs associated with needing new classroom space. If anyone would feel led to help contribute to these costs, please email us and we will give you the information.  God bless you for all your love, prayers and sacrificial giving.  May you all have a blessed upcoming holiday season.

Nathan and Carrie Radford
P.O. Box 4150
Kitale, Kenya
East Africa 30200

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Pastor George Sledd, Treasurer of BFM
P.O. Box 471280
Lake Monroe, FL 32747-1280
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