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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Mombasa AGC and Retreat

     We were at our annual WGM Retreat this past week and were able to rest and relax for a couple of days.  We had some very good teaching on truth, justice and character.  Dr. John Patrick was our speaker.  We had meetings in the mornings and in the evenings.  The afternoons were free for relaxing.  This was the first time we've had to actually relax and get away since we've been here.

     While we were there we took a two hour car ride to Mombasa AGC to present the Baby Centre to them.  Some of the congregation had never even seen what the Baby Centre looks like or even knew there was an AGC Baby Centre.  The purpose is to enlighten and inform about the Baby Centre and let them know that this is their's to own.  The response was great.  We look forward to see where God will take this ministry partnership.  The church is doing great, we love Pastor's Gladys and Dennis Mutai.  They have a real fever for the Lord and service to Him on many levels.

     This coming weekend we will be going to Nairobi to present the Baby Centre to Good Shepard AGC.  This is a great opportunity to present the need for adoptive parents.  We will be in both services. Please pray for this great opportunity.

Dan with Beatrice, Titus, Josephine, Mary, David, their Grandmother and the clan leader.
     As you may have already seen on the Baby Centre Facebook page, the "Fab Five" left the Baby Centre on Friday morning.  They went to live with their grandmother in her rural home.  This has been an answer to many, many prayers.  It is always great to see children taken into a family.

    While we were away at Retreat we had another little one go home with his new mommy and daddy.  Titus seemed to bond quickly with his parents and we pray for their new family.

Kenneth Robert

     Right before leaving for Retreat we had an addition to our Baby Centre family.  Five month old Kenneth Robert joined us and is doing very well.  What a handsome little guy!


     As you can see from the pictures below progress is continuing on schedule.  The walls are already up and close to being completed.  The two small sections are for the fingerlings, the middle section is for the adolescent fish, and the largest section is for the adult fish.
     We are planning to stock the pond sometime in May.


     We will be receiving our first VIA (Volunteer In Action) next week also.  We will welcome Miss Stephanie Sands to the Baby Centre.  This is also the start of a busy summer of teams and visitors.  Please continue to keep our babies and our staff in your prayers.  Our Baby Centre Board meeting is also this week and we are looking for some new things to come out of that for the Baby Centre.  We are working on many things right now that we can not comment on at this time, but will be able to tell you about in the coming weeks.

     Thank you for your prayers and support as always you are very much appreciated.

D&D, and Carson

Saturday, April 6, 2013

6 April 2013--Babies, Fish, and Travel

     Greetings to all!
     It continues to be busy days here at the AGC Baby Centre and as we try to keep up with all that is going on, it continues to rain and rain and rain as the rainy season is now upon us.  It doesn't rain all day, but when it rains, it pours!  It is welcome though because it knocks down all the dust out of the air.
     Things continue to move forward here and there are many things going on.  We continue to speak at area churches and have more speaking engagements coming up this month and next.
     We received a new little bundle of joy today!  Little two day old Christine Catherine!  She is such a little sweetie and we welcome her.

Christine Catherine
     We also have some other wonderful news to share!  Our own Christine and her husband Ben are expecting their first child!!  The blessed event will occur sometime in September.  Remember to pray for them and their little one as they head toward motherhood for the first time.

     Work has officially started on the fish pond.  You will be getting regular updates from Carson as he is helping out in overseeing the project.  Then he will also help oversee the stocking of the pond and the caring of the fish.  We had to delay the beginning of the fish pond because of getting ready for the elections.  We praise God that everything was peaceful and we can all now move on with a new President who will be installed next Tuesday.
     The work is progressing well and we are hoping to have it completed by the end of the month.  As you can see from the pictures it is a good sized project.  We should be preparing to pour the floor by the end of next week.

Pond beginnings...


Almost there...

     This next week we leave for the coast for several days of meetings with WGM.  We have also set up a time to speak at the Mombasa Africa Gospel Church while we are there.  Mombasa AGC has already been involved with the Baby Centre by supporting us through prayer and financial giving, they are a great ministry partner.  So please pray for safe travel, good meetings, and a great time of fellowship with the church members in Mombasa.