We started a Life Group with the people in our neighborhood that want a deeper walk with Jesus. Our first night was about five weeks ago, and we went over Acts 2:42-47
"They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. 44 All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45 They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. 46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.That night one of our group members was having a baby, so we all gave to their need. We had people give food (bananas, posho and rice) and money for cloth diapers, and soap. It was so awesome to see the group give freely to someone with a need. Since that night we have had other opportunities to bless people in our group and is has been AMAZING!
Kevin and Becky Ann are doing well! Small Kevin left, then Kevin's cousin Susan moved in. Not long after her arrival they had to move into a new house. She isn't right next door anymore. but we still get to see them. Kevin and Susan come three times a week to help with cleaning and laundry. Susan usually washes, and Kevin cleans. I am still getting used to having someone in the house andtrying to find something for her to clean.
Originally Kevin was comming by herself everyday (five days a week) and she did cleaning on some days and laundry on others. But trying to do school with some one around, and having Becky Ann as a distraction was too much for my introverted self, so we decided to have BOTH, Kevin and Susan come on three days and I pay them both. It is a win-win situation. I have two days "free" and they earn more money and have two day they don't have to "foot" (walk) to my house. YEA!
Kevin led Concy one of our neighbors to Jesus two weeks ago. Concy's husband John gave his life to Jesus a few months ago, and he has been praying for her to receive salvation. Concy comes to our Life Group and is doing really well! Kevin's sister Miriam also gave her life to Jesus and was baptized a few weeks ago. Things are really hopping around here.
We are praying for a new church building. Each week our building looks more and more like a dance hall... which we don't mind other than there is also a restaurant right out side, and they are open on Sunday mornings and we don't want to disturb Frank who has been SO kind to let us use the building for free! We need something that will accommodate our 30 adults and 70+ kids.
Our village church is doing REALLY well!! Remember my Shall We Gather At the River? post. Well that group has turned into four groups, and last week there were over 15 people that were baptized in the river!
They meet every Monday and are planning on meeting together other days during the week as well.... trying to follow that Acts 2:42-47 model!
I'm sure there is WAY more that is going on with Kent and all his guys..... but I will leave that for him to add. He is considering adding his own two cents to the blog as well, so soon you may get a second perspective!