December 2, 2019
Dear praying friends,
Another month has come and gone, and we are now in the final month of 2019. May we commit the upcoming year to God and serving Him. The days seem to pass by faster and faster, and may we serve while there is still time and opportunity. This update will share current ministry progress as well as prayer requests.
I (Nathan) am continuing to disciple/train men in the Wiyeta area of Kitale. Wiyeta is a big area about 20 minutes from Kitale and is in need of many men to teach the Word of God there. My goal is to ground the men in their faith, and then to pray that they will go out and teach others, with the ultimate goal of establishing churches. I have received good feedback from our current teachings, for which I am thankful.
We have been studying on prayer for the past few weeks and recently we got to that which will hinder our prayers. Of course, sin hinders our prayers. Psalm 66:18 says ” If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me.” Also, Isaiah 59:2, which says “But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.” We looked at other things that will hinder prayer (1 Peter 3:7, Mark 11:25-26, James 5:9). The men responded well to the teachings and I pray that they will have that desire to go and teach others what they have learned. Please continue to pray that God will raise up the right men in His time and plan. I am trusting Him for this.
I also have been continuing to teach at the Annex prison. We recently studied about the 10 commandments and the men received it positively. Please be praying for the prisoners, as this is a difficult time of year for them, as they are separated from loved ones. I thank the Lord for this opportunity to serve there as well.
Our daughters are currently on break from school. They were tired from their exams, but they did well on them and are getting a much-needed rest. Please be in prayer for the school, for the administration, and that even more new students would be able to join.
We are thankful to have my wife’s sister here with us for the past few weeks. She has been a blessing and a help at this difficult time of year. Being across the world at this holiday time is not easy, as we miss our friends and family, but God gives grace and peace. We are thankful for the missionary community here in Kitale that has many activities during this time. God is good. We wish each of you a great upcoming Christmas and happy 2020. I will close with Matthew 1:21, which says “And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.”
Blessings to each of you.
Nathan & Carrie Radford
Nathan and Carrie Radford
P.O. Box 4150
East Africa 30200
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