...the harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few
The team of ten from various local churches set off on 31st July en route to Kenya. The purpose of the trip was to carry out painting work on the school in Kapenguria. For eight of the group it was their first time in Africa. Having heard so much about the work in Kenya from various deputation meetings, viewing photos and videos, it was nothing in comparison to seeing the work firsthand. The insight into the country, the lifestyle and witnessing the work of the Lord there was an experience that will not be forgotten.

On arrival at the school a special welcome was extended to the visitors from Northern Ireland. We were given a tour of each class and then enjoyed the end of term assembly. The following day, with the pupils now on holiday, the painting work commenced. A vast area was covered, including the front gate and entrance, the reception area, three classrooms, the large dining hall, dormitories, as well as exterior painting. The industrious team certainly made a tremendous effort and covered much more work than was first anticipated, using up 65 gallons of paint in the process and plenty of white spirit too! A group of ten Kenyan young people, and some teachers from the school joined in the work; some of them had never held a paintbrush before but they quickly adapted and enjoyed learning their new skill.

During the trip the group visited some of the Bible Christian Faith Churches in Kitale, Makutano, Siyoi, Kacheliba, Ortum, Karenger and Bendera. Some of these works were in remote locations but the journey was worthwhile as it proved a blessing to fellowship with God’s people.

Thanks must be recorded to those who supported the trip not only prayerfully but also practically, including those who supplied tools and equipment which greatly assisted the project. Click here to view more photos of the trip.

Pray that all involved in the work in Kenya will be encouraged and strengthened by our visit, and that the Lord will use the efforts of the group to His glory.
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