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January 2006
 
 
Dear Friends in Christ,
As January comes and goes, we're grateful for a new year of life in Christ and another year of working as Only a Servant Ministries. O.S.M. celebrates it's 8th anniversary this month! The Lord has blessed us tremendously through the years with faithful friends, prayer warriors and supporters who have encouraged and kept us going. God has used O.S.M. to bring so many dear friends into our lives, and we are so grateful for each one of you.
We started our month with a short trip to Louisiana. With funds the Lord provided through Vision Forum Ministries (www.visionforum.com ) and O.S.M. we had the opportunity to deliver more supplies. Our first stop was Calvary Baptist Church in Slidell, Louisiana. It was a wonderful time in fellowship with our new friends there. We delivered a commercial refrigerator and a steam serving table for the Church's Christian School. While there we also met a wonderful team from Florida who were helping with repairs on the Church. They were very kind and eagerly helped us in unloading the new equipment. Debbi and I shared with the Pastor about the new Christian school Paco is running in Nava, Mexico. Pastor Starnes told us that the Church had several child size desks that they were no longer using and they would love to donate them for the school. Santos and Fini shared with us that Paco had been praying for the Lord to supply desks & tables for the Nava school. It was exciting to see God's provision through the Calvary Baptist Church! Next we headed to the camp in Waveland, Mississippi. There we delivered a ventilation hood for the commercial stove given to them in December. It was an encouraging trip fellowshipping with other believers and we are looking forward to returning in the near future.
Sara and Kenny spent quite a bit of time in Mexico this month. Sara has continued using her sewing to minister to the ladies in the Nava community while Kenny spends his time assisting Pastor Santos with ranch projects. Sara teamed up with ex-mayor Carlos Osuna's daughter Sandra who is a seamstress. Sara and Sandra are providing work through sewing and embroidery for a few sisters in Nava. The two traveled to Monterrey, which is about 4 hours south of Nava to purchase fabric and supplies for the project. Sara was also able to restock the Dorcas House with fabric and notions for the weekly sewing classes held there.
Besides working on the ranches with Pastor Santos, Kenny also spent time in the Carpenter Shop. He and some other young boys worked on building small log cabins to use as lamp bases. The boys enjoyed the work and time with each other.
Sara and Kenny delivered 4 adjustable work tables to the kindergarten in Nava. As we mentioned before, Paco, Pastor Santos and Fini had been praying for tables so they were blessed by this answer to prayer. They were also able to deliver another heater. Becky and Dalia are sweet young ladies who, along with their Mother, have been very involved in the Church. Both girls have also attended the Purity Seminar with our daughters. They were grateful for the new heater.
We appreciate your continued prayers for our family and O.S.M. as we strive to serve Christ in our lives. As Only a Servant Ministries begins its ninth year of ministry, we pray the Lord will fill us with His Spirit and direct our steps in His paths of righteousness. We are grateful for His love toward us through each of you!
Because of Christ,
The Kennedy Family