The Gift Shop
Our Hope Coffee is sourced locally and is some of the best coffee you will find anywhere. We are hoping to find a viable means to get it shipped back to the US to churches and business owners who would love to have access to some great coffee that serves a great need.
Peggy, Dennis and Renda and our sponsored child, Fatuma!
Sandy and her sponsored child, Cecelia
Renda’s Health Needs and Prayer
We were recently reminded of how little control we have over the circumstances of life, and of how good our Lord is in caring for us. Renda had been experiencing some occasional abdominal pain so we visited with a great doctor here in Nairobi to find out what the cause may be. Less than two weeks later, on July 19th, we found ourselves in the operating room of a local hospital. Ren had a large ovarian cyst removed and a complete hysterectomy. The post-operative pathology report showed that cancer was discovered in her uterus. We don’t yet know if all of the cancer was removed or if there is more treatment needed; we are trusting those decisions to the oncologist we will see in the US in a few weeks. On September 8th we will fly back to our little mobile home in Florida for a more thorough diagnosis and treatment plan. We don’t know how long we will be home, what Renda’s treatment may consist of, or any details at all, but we are mentally and spiritually prepared for whatever our future holds. As Christ-followers, we write the plans for our life in pencil, knowing that it is God that holds the eraser. Please know that your prayers for us are greatly treasured during this faith-building exercise. Let us strive to glorify God in the midst of our circumstances.We will do what we can to keep you informed of our progress.
Place your life before God…..
“So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.” Romans 12:2 from the Message (MSG)