Updates From Mombasa, Kenya

| February 17, 2015


The container sent to Mombasa, Kenya full of Bibles et al was greeted by many who came to help unload and unpack.  They laughed and cried when they saw the abundance of blessings God has sent through your generosity. While the book store they prepared is a bit too small, they have already begun the construction of more space and bookcases.3-book_store_too_small

6-the_childrens_programSimultaneously, the GAP Ministry’s work with homeless children has begun.  Bably wrote on February 2nd, “You can see how these homeless children’s are flowing to our church.  They were 22 in number…..We have also introduced the feeding program every Sunday.”  Garrett emailed us to say, “…. Everything is a work in progress.  But the kids are the ones from the slums we are trying to build a partnership with them and encourage them to come to church by providing free clothes and food.”

The word of this bounty and the invitation to the children to receive care has already traveled through the region making the prospect for success look very promising.  The success of the Bible Store will keep the GAP children’s program growing.  Thank you for helping make this possible.  We are hopeful for another shipment in the Spring.  We hope you enjoy the photos as much as we do.

Please continue to donate your Bibles, biblical study materials and literature (adult, teen and children) to us.  The MBS office is at the side door on the property of Divinity Lutheran Church at 1220 Providence Road, Towson, MD 21286.  For any questions please all Cathy Johnson at 410-685-4040 or email cjohnson@mdbible.org.

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