I arrived in Kenya last Wednesday, and immediately went off to check out a possible safari site for our next group trip next March. It was in an area just north of the equator called Samburu, and it was desert-like conditions. A river flows through the game reserves or no life or vegetation could survive. It was a good time to get away and seek the Lord in part of His amazing creation, and I am back in Nairobi, ready for a busy week. How busy? Well, let me tell you.
Sunday I attended two services at Harvest Centre Fellowship in Kangemi, then came back to the hotel for a meeting to plan another meeting later in the week, for a one-on-one profiling/purpose session, and then a meeting with an author whose book I will publish.
Today (Monday), I will be a guest on Kubamba radio with my friend Tina Nzuki from 7 to 8 AM. Then I will visit our library project in Banana. I will have with me an acquaintance from the States who has started a micro-lending economic development program who asked if he could tag along to learn more about my work in Kenya that may help his work.
The rest of the week, I have a meeting with two companies with which I have done some team-building work, I will visit our friends at Upako Centre in their new venue, have several more one-on-one profiling sessions, have an important meeting with my publisher, visit the children at Each One Touch One, have meetings with several more contacts and ministry partners, and possibly take a trip west to visit one of my dear friends and fellow pastors. I fly out on Saturday night, so God has to help me make the most of every minute while I am here.
I have already discovered an urgent need among one of our partners here, and I will be launching today a special effort to raise $1,000 before I leave my hotel this coming Saturday at 6 PM Kenya time, 11 AM local time where I live. I urge you to give to this work, even if it is $5! I promise you that every penny will remain here with the orphans. You can give through PayPal or by sending a check to PurposeQuest, PO Box 8882. Pittsburgh, PA 15221-0882.
If you send a check, please let me know so I can keep a running total of what has come in. Remember, this must be completed by this coming Saturday so I can leave the money here and avoid any transfer fees.