Skip to main content

Pray for Kenya

Please pray for Kenya and specifically the Assemblies of God, there. I have been watching in shock as the news unfolds. I woke up this morning to a personal e-mail that there was a horrible attack urging me to pray. I am in regular contact with the missionaries there and just heard from them a few hours ago.

An AG church was attacked and at least 30-40 people burned to death. The death toll with the overall attacks today in Nairobi is at 250 so far. The pastor of the attacked AG church is badlly injured and they re trying to airlift him out to get treatment.

This is very personal to me as I know the people involved and the buildings/streets involved. As I'm watching the news, I recognize things.

By the way, I still have plans to go back to Kenya! Please pray that the unrest there ends quickly - that our precious people there are protected and that peace will quickly come. Selfishly I also pray it all ends soon so that nothing would hinder our going back there sooner rather than later...

Thank you for praying. If you want to read one of the newspaper articles about it, go here.


Anonymous said…
Thank you !its a shame that supporters of the losing candidate who also has the support of islamists are doing what they are doing including burning churches under the pretence that the election was stolen
Angie said…
I read about the attacks this morning, however I didn't realize that it was an AG church. It hits close to home. Praying for all involved.
Melissa Davis said…
I saw on the news (some of it) will definately keep in my prayers. Be encouraged all will be well. lots of love, lady sutton
Tara Sloan said…
I thought of you when I saw this... we are praying...

Popular posts from this blog

Relevant Church doing something...

incredibly RELEVANT!

I just heard some news today that really inspired me. A church here in Tampa, Relevant Church is doing a new thing this month called the "30 Days Sex Challenge." (I've never visited the church but Pastor Trinity - our children's pastor - has visited or has met some people from this church and he was very impressed.) Realizing that this is a major element missing from some marriages (the frequency factor) their lead pastor, Paul Wirth, has issued a challenge for all the married couples to have sex for 30 days in a row. At the same time he has issued a challenge for all unmarrieds to completely abstain from sex. Of course we know the Bible says that those who are unmarried should not have sex in the first place but the point is, a lot of unmarried's aren't obeying the Lord's command to abstain and this is just one pastor's way of trying to get them to see that indeed, there is a better way! (God's way!) At the same time, many married couples are no

This Could Have Ruined Everything... (But It Didn't!)

 No one would ever guess what happened to me this weekend in Jacksonville, I'm going to tell you. :) As I was preaching at the Fearless Tour at New Hope Assembly of God this weekend,  I got choked up, literally. For probably 2-3 minutes I coughed profusely and greatly struggled. Then I drank some water and kept preaching. Everyone was gracious to give me a few moments to get my bearings. If you were there, you'll remember it! What no one realized at the time was that I swallowed a bug that flew right in while I was preaching! So disgusting! I said nothing because I was at a point in the sermon where I was really connecting and I knew if I said, "I swallowed a bug," everyone would either laugh profusely or be really concerned, or start feeling sorry for me.  And at that point whey wouldn't be thinking about the message anymore, but the fact that I had just swallowed a bug. They would then imagine what it would be like, and feel grossed out which

Why You Should Never Hijack a Comment Thread
Social media etiquette 101

One surefire way to kill your influence in social media and wear out your welcome fast is to become involved in derailing somebody’s comment thread with your own agenda. Networking and hijacking aren’t the same thing. It’s surprising how many people don’t understand that this is a guarantee for tearing down a platform as quickly as you build it. Passion is good, even necessary. I appreciate people's zeal for their personal core values. What is not appreciated is the attempt at a redirection of a comment thread when the comment has little or nothing to do with an original post or is twisted at best. Social media provides ample opportunity for all of us to share what’s important to us on our own platform. Eliciting others’ responses and developing connections largely depends on our ability to communicate and compel. Some people are open to receiving private communication from others although they aren’t always able to answer personally or at length. But hijacking a comment threa