Giving Tuesday is one day that reminds us that we are called to be the hands and feet of Christ in our churches, neighbourhoods and around the world. Deacons are a vital part of that relief, development and transforming missional call as they join in the work of God our creator. As Christians, we can partner with God and other ministries such as Global Mission Possible to make an impact on our world, specifically in this case, in Kenya.www.globalmissionpossible.com Please read the story below, the files provided as attachments at the end and their website for more information. Agriculture is a huge industry in our area and a passion for many in our Classis. This is a way to connect and be involved with those passions in mind.
One of our CRC members, Hillie deJong, from Faith Fellowship CRC in Fairview, AB, has been leading teams in Kenya ministry for many years with the group called Global Mission Possible. NADC too has had partnerships in the country of Kenya in years past and while we may not be currently engaged in any one project, the memory and gratitude of past service can still inform our giving, sharing and commitments today. Consider how you might be moved to action, or support our dear sister in Christ, as you read these words from Hillie.
On December 29th, 2018 till the 28th of March 2019 we plan on going back to Kenya (our two daughters, Jorden age 19 as a teacher and Shilo age 15, and our two sons Nico age 14, Christopher age 13.)
We, as Global Mission Possible, have been in contact with World Renew and they have helped us with the community development plan. Stephan Lutz got Patrick to give us a tour, and he taught us a great deal on how to get a project in this Kenyan community off the ground, to be a success and a value to the community as we build and work with them. After preparing, we are going to begin in January 2019 to build the Agribusiness Training Centre near Kisumu. We hope that people of the CRC churches will be willing to donate towards this project. Anyone who would like to be apart can also come to Kenya.
We know from past experience, many people in our Classis have a heart for Kenya and the people there, so we wanted to make sure people know about the work that is ongoing from our area and have the opportunity to share a gift. Who ever can’t give may know a friend or a neighbour who would love to do so, it is tax deductible. Most important is prayer. We would be so grateful if people keep us in their prayers. For travelling safety and wisdom through out the project.
2 Corinthians 9:7 Each of you should give what you decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
If the information you need is not found here or on one of the files, please be in touch and I will happily connect you with Hillie. Jesse Edgington, NADC consultant, firstname.lastname@example.org