Monthly Archives: September 2009

BTV Update 09.14.09



It’s always a blessing to share with you the joys and heartaches of our work in Kenya. With this email it’s our joy to share with you our newest addition to Noel Children’s Center, “little” MosesJ. He comes to us from a children’s home that was closed by the Kenyan government. James Esendi, our staff director in Kenya, reports he’s a loving child and is in very good health. As we plan to start him in the “Baby Class” at Noel Academy and as we comfort him in his new home, we would ask that you please include this little one in your prayers.

Additionally, events over the past couple of weeks continue to show the hand of our loving Father. We have been blessed by several generous donors who have now made it possible to equip a new computer lab at Noel Academy! God willing, we hope to have the new program up and running by the end of February 2010. Additionally, we are closer to raising the money needed to finish the 3rd school building. We have collected $11,000 in the past several weeks and trust that the Lord will provide the balance, $25,000, to finish the school building.

We plan travel to Kenya in October and will be working with several groups who will be involved in community outreach, teaching in the schools and community, teaching at Winchester Academy along with making renovations to accommodate for the computer lab. Additionally during this visit a group of us will be surveying several new locations for potential future expansion. Please be in prayer as we work to serve and bring glory to our God, Jesus Christ.

A quick report on the churches, we praise God as we report they are healthy and doing very well! The pastors have worked hard to organize the churches and develop weekly Bible studies and outreach programs, and they have seen many come to faith in Christ. Over the next couple of months the church hopes to identify a new “hub” location and establish a new district church (Community Baptist Church of Kenya). This effort takes tremendous prayer, planning and commitment of resources. We pray that God will raise up new partners for this exciting opportunity to go, making disciples and glorifying the risen One.

Tthank you again for your continued support of the ministry of Build the Village, for your prayers, your continuous words of encouragement and for your presence on the field. We also send a special heartfelt thank you to each one of you who help sponsor the 5 children at Noel Children’s Center as you continue to pour out your love and compassion to these special little ones. Our newest addition Moses is currently unsponsored, and we would like to ask if each of you would share with someone in your family, church family, or office setting this special opportunity to sponsor him. The cost per month is $65.00 but can be shared among a couple of families so not become a financial burden. Should you have an interest please email and let us know your intent, we would love to hear from you.

As God continues to work out His plan of redemption through each of us, we stand amazed at His goodness when yet we are so weak in our flesh. For this, give Him praise, and with us, thank Him for His mighty deeds. May all we do glorify Him, and God willing, change the life of just one…

To His glory we serve,

Damon, Randa, and the Kenyan BTV Team