0829151309aBill Sharpe, of the North Dakota District, Karl Webber, vice President of Minnesota North, and Josh Reimche, secretary of the North Dakota District are visiting in Kenya as part of the first Project 24 forum.  These forums are a big deal and a huge difference between how Project 24 operated in the past.  We will explain all of that in future blogs.

I believe that this is a center at a place called Kisumu ( please forgive my memory if I am wrong) but when I was there the place was complete but not painted.  Then there was a tornado that tore it down.  It was redone and flooded and then delayed in opening because there was no water.  These kinds of situations were par for the course and we will talk about that in other blogs as well.  Anyway a new day has dawned and here is Bills remarks (I always knew he was English)

This forum is going well. They are reporting and discussing well. Planning
to open 4 centres next year while improving existing sites. Kissinger has
introduced cost sharing with ELCK. There are two new dioceses. Diocese
staffs very active Kissinger (Kenyan Project Manager) is really poking these site manager’s for
accurate financial info. He’s finding the errors in their reports and
being very direct seeking clarification.

We need to remember that the churches work is the same as Paul’s work – “to make all see what is the fellowship  of the mystery, which from the beginning of the ages has been hidden in God who created all things through Jesus Christ; 10 to the intent that now the manifold wisdom of God might be made known by the church to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places, 11 according to the eternal purpose which He accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord, 12 in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through faith in Him.”  (Ephesians 3:9-12).  We will be talking about the spiritual struggle that takes place as we seek to do mercy work and witness in future blogs.