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August 2009
Dear Friends in Christ,
"How lovely on the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news."
We praise the Lord for the opportunity to minister in central Mexico this month. Kenny was privileged to work alongside Pastor Isidro's family and 50 members of his church in Reynosa as well as Pastor Lorenzo and his wife from San Louis, and Pastor Santos and Fini.
The team traveled 13 hours south and spent 4 days ministering in Dr. Mora and San Louis. During this time, the group purchased and delivered food to the local people. Teams went out and did door to door witnessing throughout the cities. In the afternoons, Bible schools were held for the children. Between the two cities, approximately 350 children were in attendance. In the evenings they held evangelistic services. Bibles were passed out during these times to about 450 people. They all came forward at the end of the services either praying to receive Christ or rededicating their lives to Him. We praise the Lord for many hearts and lives that were changed as a result of the work of the Holy Spirit through this excited group of Believers!!
We thank the Lord for a wonderful week in Nava with Mark and Linda Kay Taylor and their 7 beautiful children from Iowa. During their time with us, they purchased, bagged, and delivered over 60 food packages for needy families from the John 3:16 Church. This gave the Taylors the opportunity to meet Pastor Santos and members of the church. They visited the Carpenter Shop and the Dorcas house where they delivered supplies for Lety and played with the girls in the sewing class. The Taylor children enjoyed distributing toys and playing with the local children in the colonia. One evening we were able to visit a Bible school that Santos and Fini were hosting. After Bible school, the Taylors served 100 hotdogs, chips, and drinks to the children and parents.
We enjoyed our time with them and were grateful for the love they expressed to us and our friends in Nava.
Thank you for your part in allowing us to represent you in Mexico and Haiti. Many lives have been touched through your prayers and gifts. May the Lord pour His love and blessings into your hearts and lives.
Because of Christ,
The Kennedy Family
~Praise and Prayer Requests~
The John 3:16 Church is finally in need of another van for transporting church members to and from all 4 churches. Many people don't live close enough to walk and some are not able to walk for various reasons, therefore the van is used a lot. They have used our old family van for several years along with the bus, which is continually going as well. But with almost 400,000 miles on it, the van owes no one another mile. It has served the church well. Please pray about donating a 15-passenger van or money so that we can purchase another used van for the church. We are praying for $4,500-5,000. Please pray with us and consider how you might help.
We would like to purchase a piece of property in the colonia for $900 to build a home for a sweet Christian family. Please pray with us that the Lord would meet this need.
Lussade called to remind us that school begins in Haiti on Sept. 7th. Pastor Petty Noelle needs $500 to rent his school building for another year. Also, for $800 each month we are able to feed about 300 children in two schools. Additionally, Lussade's support is $250 monthly. Please pray for the Haiti ministry as it has not been sponsored since January.
Ken and Micah visited with dear friends, Pedro and Olivia. You may remember that they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last year. A couple of months ago Pedro had an auto accident, in which he was broad-sided by a car. As a result, he suffered a stroke which has left him somewhat disabled. Please remember to pray for this precious couple as he recuperates.
We thank the Lord for the great response for Bibles. Nine cases were purchased! Thanks to all who were involved in giving the Word of God to many people who may have never owned their own Bible.