Kenya Trip

October 31 – November 16, 2016 found Larry and me in one of our favorite places. We were able to go back to Kenya this year. The leadership school in Nakuru completed their classes and we were able to go and do a graduation. Our first graduation in Kenya! We graduated 8 students in the charter class at Calvary Restored Church in Nakuru, Kenya.

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Congratulations!

Charter Class of Word Fellowship Bible School International Kenya of 2016

These students have a very special assignment in Kenya!

God has called them to be missionaries He is going to send throughout Kenya and all of Africa. Jody Baker, founder of Word Fellowship Bible School International, went with us and commissioned them to do just that. As Larry and I have been a part of and watched this class grow through many struggles to continue the school there, they have faithfully fulfilled all the requirements and received their diplomas on November 13th 2016. It was a wonderful celebration of what God has done for these students and we know they will continue to be faithful to their call and continue their work for the Lord there. A new class will start on December 3, 2016 with an estimated 25 students this time! Praise God! Special thanks to Jody Baker, Pastor Henry Nyamweya of Calvary Restored Church and James Akenga our National Director in Kenya.

2016 Pastors and Pastors Wives Conference

While we were there we also held the second annual Pastors and Pastors Wives Conference. Rev Jody Baker, Word Fellowship International from Chouteau OK and James Akenga, LDT Ministries National Director from Nakuru, Kenya were the guest speakers. The theme of the conference this year was “Enlarge Your Tent.” There were a total of 63 pastors and their wives and some guests who attended. It was a great time in the Lord. We thank God for the Word that went forth, and the Praise and Worship was fantastic! Thank you to all who had a part in that! We were able to introduce the school to the pastors and many are interested in putting a school in their churches. There will be one starting in Nairobi in February. We are very excited to watch God move through these pastors to fulfill the plan of God in Kenya! We look forward to next year’s conference.

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Jody Baker teaching on Caring for your Garden

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James Akenga teaching on Enlarging your Tent

For LDT Ministries “Enlarge your Tent” meant to visit other ministries and to move out more into other areas of Kenya. We are so proud to introduce two other ministries that we were able to visit and we look forward to sharing more about them as well as helping them with some of their projects.

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Please meet Pastor Julius and his wife Tabitha!

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And their children! All 75+ staff and orphans of Quest for Happiness Orphanage and Christian Academy in Nairobi… I look forward to introducing this ministry more in my next blog. There is so much to share of this amazing couple and how God has used them to rescue and take in these orphans over the past 10 years. We are so excited to partner with them: Pastor Julius will host a Word Fellowship Bible School beginning in February. Larry and I felt a bond with them immediately and God grew that bond in the short time we had to visit them. We look forward to all that God has for us to do together for Him. Welcome Pastor Julius and Tabitha!

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Please meet Rose Bugusu; founder and director of Tumani Miles of Smiles Children’s Home in Malava, Kenya.

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This woman! How do we even describe this woman of God? We cannot wait to tell you more about her ministry. We thank God for the opportunity to meet Rose and help tell her story! It was a beautiful but very rough 5-6 hour drive from Nakuru, but so worth the trip! We can’t wait to go back. Her story is nothing but a testimony of God’s direction, her willing and obedience to hear and follow Him. I couldn’t help but to think of Mother Teresa’s ministry. We had such a wonderful, tearful and humbling visit of only 2 short days but what she filled us with will take many posts to deliver to you.

I look forward to the task God has given me to share more about all these ministries in the New Year, but for now we want to wish you a Very Merry Christmas, and as we head into this New Year may God “Enlarge Your Tents!”

Larry and Debra Titsworth

 

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