It has been a bit over a month since our last update, and we have some great news to share this month!
Over the past couple months Jaime had been going to the doctor about an abnormality found with her heart. As of last month’s update we were not sure what actually was wrong, we just knew from the doctor that something was not perfect. So Jaime was referred to a Cardiologist. After meeting with the Cardiologist we found out that the abnormalities found are not anything for us to be concerned about. The Cardiologist basically said “You are fine, there is no need for you to be here.” So we want to thank everyone for all of their prayers!!! God has heard and responded!
Having this lifted from our shoulders is great, and now we can focus with confidence on our goal to serve in Kenya! Speaking of Kenya, we will be in Kenya for most of the month of October with NMSI. We are excited about being there for three weeks.I (Jeff) have not yet been to Kenya so I am extremely eager to see where we will be serving and begin to have a better grasp on the scope of the ministry we have before us. One of our major plans is to begin a Foster Care program in Narok, placing children into caring Kenyan families. So being able to see first hand the challenge before us is going to be a great blessing. We will be in Kenya this October with 150 NMSI Missionaries from around the globe. We are meeting for our Triennial Retreat (cleverly named since it happens every three years) . We depart Fort Myers for Kenya on October 4th at 9:00am so we are busy packing and getting everything ‘in order’ to be gone for three weeks.
At the end of this month on September 30th, we are traveling to Washington D.C. for the launch of a new Church in Waldorf, Maryland. We are excited to be a part of this Church as they begin ministry in Waldorf and globally in Kenya through AfricaHope. We return from D.C on October 3rd late and ready to depart the following morning to Kenya! So we have a lot of traveling packed in the end of this month.
During our time in Kenya we won’t have email or phone access on a regular basis or possibly not at all. So we will be out of touch for a few weeks. We will send out another update when we return, the next one with more pictures of where we will be serving!
Travel to D.C. and to Kenya
God will increase our passion for the people of Kenya
Financial Support Partners (we still have significant funds to raise prior to our February departure)
Jeff & Jaime Bristow
New Mission Systems International