Leadership transformation agenda
My son Timothy and I departed from Nairobi on September 28, 2016 to Atlanta, Georgia. From Amsterdam, we sat next to an Indian lady who lives in Greenville. We shared the GOA vision with her and she was thrilled and may be joining us in Greenville. Kitty Mitzger received us and took us to our first meeting . This meeting was to help prepare King Spring Baptist church for a trip to Kenya in April 2017. The meeting went well. Timothy and I enjoyed hospitality of different families for accommodation .
Our first meeting on Friday was with Brightpoint for children. We discussed strategies of improving GOA child sponsorship program . We also agreed there is great need to get more children sponsored to avoid GOA homes getting into food debts. We identified 148 children as having no sponsor. Our prayer is to get them sponsored in this trip. So far in Phase one and two of the trip, 21 children have been sponsored. Praise God. One was sponsored on Saturday the last day of the phase one trip which we spent in prayer, fellowship and leisure at the park with Gabe, Christy, Hudson and Caleb, a beautiful blessed family with lovely two boys.
Our friend Joy Griffin drove us from phase one to West Georgia for phase two of our trip. Timothy and I have been refreshed in this trip especially being accommodated by Richard and Patty for the three nights. We did not have to keep moving to different hosts carrying our luggage. A warm fellowship, warm food, and deep sharing of testimonies with Richard, Patty, and many friends in this area have encouraged us in the mission trip.
Sunday, October 2, which is the world communion Sunday was historic, prophetic and transformational for my son Timothy. It was his first time to be referred to and introduced as a pastor . He has always been referred to as a trainer in his role as History makers Director in Kenya. It was his first time to preach in two International services and to share time with me in Sunday School classes. At the end of the day he was so encouraged that he said God may be speaking to him to study more theological courses in future. 20 children were sponsored on Sunday at Carrollton First United Methodist Church. Our message of Serving God's purpose in our generation had an impact on the congregation . We appreciate the invitation, and leadership provided by Rev. Larry Patton and his team. They were all very warm, kind and hospitable to us. Their love, feedback and complimentary comments to Timothy greatly encouraged him, increased his passion for ministry and may influence his direction greatly. Larry challenged his congregation during the second traditional service to consider building the GOA headquarters church and offices with us. We glorify God for all things.
We spent our last day of phase two at the ILI office. Always a blessing to encourage each other ,pray and plan together to equip leaders to spread the gospel. Timothy enjoyed putting faces to the names that he always new. While at the ILI office,we were blessed to help a young lady understand GOA volunteer program. She seemed a very potential addition to GOA international Team . Pray that she finalizes all her preparation to be able to join us in Nairobi from January 2017.
Please pray with us concerning our major projects.
- - GOA headquarters church and office construction .The total cost is $530,000.We have raised $40,000 in Kenya. If we could raise $180,000,we would complete phase one of this project . We have not received any donation for this project in this trip so far.
- - History Makers support. We have not received any funding for this ministry in this trip.
- - The remaining children who are yet to receive sponsorship.