Monday, September 22, 2008

Call for help for a family from Kenya

Dear Friends and Family,

I am writing, on behalf of a brother and sister in Christ, to let you all know of an urgent need. We have the opportunity to be the hands and feet of Christ.

We have come to know a pastor recently from Trussville, and have recently learned that someone is his congregation is in great need.

This family, from Kenya, arrived here many years ago to study theology and to learn so that they might return to their homeland to share Christ in the remote regions of Kenya. The wife, Jennifer, now has breast cancer and is very ill. They wish to return to Kenya in time for her passing so that she may be buried in her homeland. Her time is short. As well, they lack even the neccessities (food) here as a result of her illness and costs.

I want to encourage you, if God would lay it on your heart, to please help with this great need.
Ga 6:10 says, "As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith."

I would be glad to take any checks (made out to the church) to the pastor if you want to send them to me, or you can send it directly to the church at: Hillside Church for Jennifer and Charles; 6540 Trussville-Clay Road; Trussville, AL 35173. If you would prefer to provide them with food, I would recommend purchasing a gift card for Wal-Mart, Publix, or other easily locatable grocery chain so that they can have even their basic needs met while waiting to leave for Kenya. You may read more about this family here:

As well, John asked me to post to his blog for him because he's not able to do so right now. That post, to his own people, is written as he requested and can be read here

Years ago, many people once helped a young broke couple get themselves and their daughters all the way from Birmingham to Boston for an open-heart surgery, twice. I was the recipient of that great show of God's love through His people, and pray that you will consider doing the same for this family. No amount you might be able to give is too small.

Abiding in His grace,

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