Mission Outreach Blog

Day 5 - Dusk to Dawn in Awe

Our day began earlier than normal so that we could go to one of R.O.C.K.Bridge Ministries workplace Bible studies. The Bible study began at 7:30 AM at a business called Victory Furniture. It has three locations in Nakuru town. People from all three locations come for the Bible study. There were over 50 in attendance not including our team. Most of these in attendance were young adult professionals. One of Rock Bridge's staff people, Benson, is the pastor for this workplace Bible study. We began with a few songs and then he led into a study on the fruit of the Spirit. He was energetic, humorous, and completely engaging with everybody present. It was a job well done!

The plaque at the nursing school in honor of Lane. 

The plaque at the nursing school in honor of Lane. 

Inside the freshman class at the Nursing College. 

Inside the freshman class at the Nursing College. 

After catching a quick breakfast, we went to the Nakuru West Parish Church. There we met with the key church leaders as well as the leaders of the nursing college, the school, and the medical clinic. One of the most amazing things was how much they wanted to know our story and thank Roswell Presbyterian for all that it has done to help bring about this amazingly sustainable ministry. We tried our best to encourage and affirm the amazing work that God has done for them. It is truly a unique model for ministry in the majority world in that it is sustainable.

Ellen working with a patient.  

Ellen working with a patient.  

One of our team members, Ellen Grade,  a licensed speech pathologist, was able to spend the day in the clinic onsite consulting with patients with cerebral palsy, meningitis, encephalitis, and more. She was able to treat 25 patients. She did a remarkable job teaching parents as well as the nurses at the clinic simple ways to communicate with their children. How amazing!

Some of the ladies at the church prepared a most fabulous traditional Kenyan lunch. We sat around with the church leaders as well as lay leaders and workers and shared fellowship together. After that we walked over to the school onsite that serves H3 through 14 years old. Two of the classes had prepared special presentations for us. It was unbelievable what they had prepared. I hope to post the video when I return.

Lastly we went by another workplace Bible study at a very nice hotel in Nakuru. This was the day of the Bible study launching. We were fortunate to have Zablon give a brief charge as well as us offer prayers for this amazing ministry that just continues to blossom here. Currently Rock Bridge Ministries has 33 workplaces where they are doing Bible studies. God is so good!