As often as we can we try to have the leaders of our churches meet together to discuss their problems and needs in their individual assemblies.

The discussions really seem to help as they come to see that all churches (not just their own) have difficult areas and times they must deal with.

They are learning to utilize the gifts that our Father has given various members not only for the benefit of their own individual churches but also in assisting other sister churches as well.

Tuka Pamoja (we are in this together). Although this is very beneficial … focusing on difficulties can become hard to look forward to and a be a bit discouraging.

Caroline and Joshua — leaders of the Churches in Njoro, Piave, a subsistence farming community.

Yet, such was not the case last Saturday!

David and Lucy Rigogo fellowship.

As you can see on the faces of these precious saints the whole day was filled with hearing and discovering the wonderful things that our Father has been doing in all of the churches.

Wangui and Njeroge leaders of the churches in Miti Mingi.

Everyone present really needed that encouragement. I know that Cynthia and I did.

Beatrice and James — leaders of the “Church under the Tree” in Ponda Mali.

As the global situation worsens and future struggles appear on the horizon, stories of members rising up and helping each other lifted up our hearts.

Lucy and James — Brother and sister and leaders of the Church in Engashura.

As the leaders spoke of their people maturing and taking stands against godless cultural traditions.

An almost visible desire for aligning their lives to scriptural precedents and not cultural norms could be felt.

Thank you, Father … we are free, growing, and unafraid of the future for we have turned our eyes on You! As one saint so beautifully proclaimed …

O soul are you weary and troubled

No light in the darkness you see

There’s light for a look at the Savior

And life more abundant and free

Turn your eyes upon Jesus

Look full in his wonderful face

And the things of earth will grow strangely dim

In the light of his glory and grace

His word shall not fail you he promised

Believe him and all will be well

Then go to a world that is dying

His perfect salvation to tell

Sospeter and Lillian — Church leaders in Kibera, Nairobi, the largest slum in Africa.

Joann, the lady in the dark head covering, broke down in sobs of joy as she listened to the reports and then began telling of her long and painful journey in finding brothers and sisters of like heart.

Her sisters gave comfort and rejoiced with her.

Her desire is now to see the corporate Life of Christ in her house and for the Kingdom of God to expand. May her desires be fulfilled.