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What we do best! Christmas Reflections

Posted by on Jan 22nd, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” “I came that they may have life and have it in abundance.”                          Jn. 3:16, 10:10 God’s sacrificial love expressed through Christ has been spreading quietly but exponentially since that first Christmas, bringing abundant life into dark places. Our sincere thanks to you. You are part of the Christmas miracle, for far away in an impoverished and hopeless district of Kenya, your loving kindness too has been transformational, like Ebenezer Scrooge on Tiny Tim’s family after the ghosts’ visit! Following are stories of changed lives impacting others for good through this ministry.  Congratulations! His love through you goes on and on! Here are several different S.E.E.K. staff comments on what we are doing best at S.E.E.K., and how people’s lives are being influenced. J.P. writes, “For quite a while I have felt that SEEK’s best and unique feature is our Environmental Camps. When we combine our talents, knowledge, professionalism, love for God and the natural and unique campus that SEEK offers, it is one of the most effective ways of not only teaching young people environmental stewardship, but pointing them to the Creator. Curt adds, “Many of their lives have been transformed by the Word of God while attending camps. Through the wilderness trails and the many experiential learning activities, the children become more aware of their environment, and this affects how they treat it. They get three very nice meals a day and a snack, and many comment that they did not know people can eat like this. The children leave energized, and we hear from many parents that their children have been educating them at home on what they learned.” Nick Odhiambo writes, “What we do best at SEEK is The School Environmental Clubs where pupils are trained in environmental stewardship. The way we do this is unique and found with no other organization since it is Bible Based Environmental Conservation training. I recall that when World Vision (a Christian NGO) wanted to engage school pupils in their Integrated Climate Protection Project funded by BMZ, they came to us and said that we are the only organization doing this with school children. They said they had to have us involved to ensure success!” “This project has had a great influence in the lives of the children involved and their families. A specific example is Michael Marinda in Mbita Primary School. His father Boaz Luke came to me to thank me for inculcating environmental stewardship in his son. He said that the boy has completely changed the attitude of the rest of his family members towards the environment and their role in caring for it! He went on to explain that the boy had taught him new ways of tree planting and care that he had never known! He said that all the trees that the boy planted at home were better that those planted by his siblings and dad. Mr. Boaz wanted to take us to his home to witness this impact but we had no time as we were already late and had to travel back to Mbita after a very successful session on alternative sources of income under Conservation.”  ...

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Thanking God for good News…May 2016

Posted by on Jun 18th, 2016 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

  “I am the Alpha and the Omega,  the originating cause and the One who brings to completion.”Rev.22:12 Tremendous Thanks for 14 New SponsorsNew Sponsors for Magnificents! Tony Blair, newly sponsored, as an 8th grader had been named , as an 8th grader had been named Children’s Governor for Homa Bay County. He is a good leader and a God fearing younCounty. He is a good leader and a God fearing young man, but without a sponsor, his mom who washes clothes for a living would not have been awould not have been able to pay for his High School. Hezron writes that the government Children’s OfficHezron writes that the government Children’s Officer gave $30 to add to the $70 that had come in from Tony’s new sponsor so that they would have the $100 sponsor so that they would have the $100 needed to get him started. The Officer overflowed with praise tooverflowed with praise to God. Magnificent  Orphans*: Sam Agunda, the first Magnificent graduated, from Meru University with a degree in Actuarial Science! We are so proud! Thank you to those who helped him pay for the stolen laptop he had borrowed, thus enabling him to graduate. He now has a job with the Kenya Revenue Authority. Tremendous Thanks for 14 New Sponsorsfor Magnificents! Tony Blair, newly sponsored,  as an 8th grader had been named Children’s Governor for Homa Bay County. He is a good leader and a God fearing young man, but without a sponsor, his mom who washes clothes for a living would not have been able to pay for his High School. Hezron writes that the government Children’s Officer gave $30 to add to the $70 that had come in from Tony’s new sponsor so that they would have the $100 needed to get him started. The Officer overflowed with praise to God. Hezron came back from the USA fired up, reaching out to more and more.  Even the nursing school at the excellent Tenwek Mission Hospital where  one of the Magnificents is in school is asking for CPR (see explanation of CPR on page 2,#4) teaching for its students. SEEK asked God to be able to reach out to 120,000 youth  and children in Suba District which includes over 50,000 orphans, and we thank Him that He is enabling us. TELS** CAMP FOR ORPHAN SCHOLARS: a CAMP for 37 young people, including the Magnificents, was held last week at SEEK in preparation for their return to school first week of May. Hezron, Lillian, Paul, Walter joined forces along with grads of Compassion International program. Environmental Clubs SEEK runs in the Schools have been teaching about waste management and have helped  implement clean up in several fishing villages and communities. David Okeyo reports that cases of Cholera, Typhoid and Amoeba have been reduced in these areas according to the assessment of January 2016. Way to go kids! In January when David approached each school where SEEK has run environmental clubs to see if  they want to continue, the results were overwhelmingly positive, driven by the 2015 K.C.P.E. test results  in which club members excelled. In most schools the top ten I scoring students were SEEK Club Kids! Nick continues to be asked to share on GREEN ENERGY with BIO GAS as an effective as an effective solution for both bringing health to Lake Victoria and as a source of...

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December 2015

Posted by on Jan 12th, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Behold we bring you tidings of great joy which will be for all the people! Glory to God in the highest, and upon earth, peace among men of good will. Luke 2:10,12 Thanks to you, people of good will, joy has been brought to many people because of your kindnesses.–know this Christmas, at Jesus’ birthday, you have given expression to the love of God. BECAUSE OF YOU His kids have experienced and then they themselves have spread abroad His HOPE, LOVE and JOY! Such as the tenth graders above at Character Camp, which wouldn’t have taken place at all without the kindness of those who gathered at Calvary Chapel Rivergate. Friday night November 20th. Tim and Myles Thompson played, and the $1100 raised enabled Character Camp that began the next Monday. Whew! Just in the nick of time! Hezr Hezron reported, “It was a great camp in which many students were helped. Their stories of suffering were touching, and we realized the camp was at key timing in their lives! We had 1 counselor for every 5 students, and the counseling went very well. The Officer in Charge of the Police Station came to talk to the students and his interaction with them was excellent.” “To serve others, the students dug a trench to lay pipes to connect the Widow Damaris’ property to water, allowing her to grow food in her garden.” Concerning the project, JP writes that Damaris’ water is now connected, completing her chosen project. The students helped and the Ogal family contributed pipes and labor so that it was a community effort; they will also benefit having the water connection much nearer to their compounds. (SOUNDS LIKE CHRISTMAS!) “At the end of camp the students did not want to go home saying it felt like moving from the presence of God back to terrible situations. They commented on the love and peace they felt while here.” MORE JOY The five Isaiah 61 Widows are implementing methods of land restoration and helping each other succeed. We still need to purchase water tanks and gutters for Beatrice and Pamela. Roseline’s and Benta’s gardens will wait til the New Year. We are proud of Nick Odhiambo’s completion of his second degree in Community Development and Governance from the MS Training Center for Development Cooperation in Tanzania. He reports,” It was quite a joyful moment at graduation as I witnessed how wonderful our God is! Of the 39 students enrolled for the course, only six graduated! Fortunately, I was among them and topped the list in performance!” $$$ Another Business Training was just held. Participants received official Kenya business certificates and SEEK staff will do follow up. If they implement what they learned, they will be eligible for small business loans. What pleasure they receive as they become successful business people, able to care for family. This year 20 Magnificents, wonderful young orphans, have gone to school who wouldn’t have otherwise been able to, because of your generosity. One writes to his sponsor, “It is still in my memory how it was not well with me as the only boy who remained in the village when the others joined high schools of their choice. I thank God for the hope and joy restored through you when I was able to...

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September 2015

Posted by on Oct 2nd, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

These things I have spoken to you in order that in Me you may be having peace. In the world you are having tribulation. But be having courage. I have come off victorious over the world with a permanent victory. Jn 16:33 God has solutions for every tribulation, every challenge. We must step out in courage: The Magnificents: “God is your Father. Just go believing,” Hezron told the Magnificents, several teen orphans with no family and no school fees, five years ago when it was time to go to secondary boarding school. They went in faith, and God provided for them. We remember Samson saying, “I feel like the son of a King” when money showed up for his school. Five years later they are on partial scholarships in some of the best universities in Kenya. The subsidized cost per semester for them is around $325. Again they stepped out in faith and traveled to their universities without their tuition. Two gracious ladies have given a start for them which has been applied to their university fees. Syprose and Samson had used loans to start small businesses from which they were able to pay some of their fees. Syprose owes $90 for her first semester, and Samson owes just $50. Maxwell owes $180. A great investment for the future of Kenya. These are young people of awesome character. In Suba, degraded land and climate change from deforestation have made hunger a killer. Farming God’s Way We asked for sponsors for this and you responded! Creation Care in Kijabe hosted a Farming God’s Way training and with your help it was funded for four of our staff. This kind of conservation agriculture came through an answer to a Zimbabwe farmer’s prayer. With FGW, the same land that once bore 2 sacks of corn now produces over 50 sacks. Nick wrote, “Praise God! I can’t thank enough for the experience we had at the FGW training! It was a life changing experience. The course involves giving your whole life to Christ in everything you do. It entails striving to meet the needs of the poor and combating poverty through helping the poor attain food security in agriculture that gives God glory as the first farmer, the first gardener and forester! ” The Isaiah 61 Widow Agriculture second phase is underway, with the ladies out working on projects on each other’s properties. Again, widows with land: Benta, Damaris, Pamela, Roseline and Beatrice are finding ways to restore their land’s productivity for agri-business. SEEK Agricultural Head, Paul A’bongo writes, “They are lively, active, interactive, teachable and committed to learning; They have been committed to transformative Bible study and spirit building devotions every morning. This increasingly left positive marks in the lives of the widows. They have developed a communal attitude to work with each other and face the challenges in their communities with innovative remedies.” Please pray for God’s solution to their water challenge. We know He has one! ACC Rwanda- Thank you so much to those who funded Hezron’s participation in the African Christian Camping training in Rwanda, where he served on its board in support role. As always, he returned with enthusiasm for implementation of ways to work as a team, disciple and to bring in money needed to keep the...

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February 2013

Posted by on Feb 16th, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Dear Friends, Charity Pros is running an online auction for Suba Environmental Education of Kenya/ ministry of Kenya Islands Mission, Inc. !!! Go to http://charitypros.com/?cat=74 The Auction runs from the 10th through the 18th of February. The proceeds will be used for ministry to the orphans and widows of Suba District, including their involvement in restoring the degraded environment and improving their communities with health, agriculture, reforestation, etc.. Charity Pros takes a small percent just to cover their costs. Crafts are already here in Tennessee. Items of the auction include handcrafts from Margaret Nyangi’s Bananas of Hope Crafts and those from other artists. Margaret, a wonderful woman who did much to improve the plight of widows, died in November and this will be the last chance to purchase her classic crafts. Also being auctioned is an afternoon guitar session given by John Carter Cash in his father’s, Johnny Cash’s, cabin recording studio in Hendersonville TN where many legends have played and many new artists continue to play with a backstage tour of the location and grounds. A 4 Day Fishing Trip for four for Nile Perch and Tilapia on Lake Victoria from the luxury Rusinga Fishing Camp for June 2013. Guests will be staying at SEEK and going to the lodge each day for fishing, lunch and relaxing by the pool. Trip includes visiting local beaches and enjoying orphan presentations. This will be followed by a one night safari to the beautiful Nakuru National Park (below) home to millions of pink flamingo, who provide a breath taking sight as they take flight. Nakuru also is home to rhino, lions, giraffe, zebra, leopard, hippo, hyena, monkeys, baboon, many antelope species, wild pig, etc. A stay at one of Nairobi’s finest hotels and visits to crafts and places of note in Nairobi will end the trip. The auction also provides a way to donate from $25 to $100. COSTA RICA Don and I have just returned from Costa Rica with a blessed time of working with Youth With A Mission, Heredia’s Environment and Resource Stewardship School. The students and staff in the school were wonderful, mature Christians, full of fun and devoted to God. It was a privilege to share there. We witnessed supernatural abundance from the gardens where organic farming techniques are being implemented. Terry and Donna Keith, the leaders of that base, treated us so hospitably. They took us to Ballena Beach near Panama, located in a marine reserve, where jungle meets the brilliant blue of the Pacific. We were overwhelmed with the intricate detailing and amazing wisdom of our God in this part of His creation. Hermit crabs, howler monkeys, a whale and noisy parrots entertained us. We thank God for the outstanding DTS team from YWAM Ozark Arkansas who have done much fruitful ministry at SEEK for the last six weeks. The staff report they were a great blessing. The team leaves this week. Picture: DTS students working on apiary. • Please note our new E MAIL address: MissionwildPs241@aol..com PRAYER: “Whatever you ask the Father in view of all that I am in His estimation, He will give it to you.” John 15:17 Wuest • For the success of the auction. • For the upcoming elections in Kenya…peace, righteousness and truth. • For the many terrific orphans,...

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December 2012

Posted by on Dec 30th, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

“My peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled neither let it be afraid.” John 14:27 December 14, 2012 Dear Friends, The mystery of Christmas – in an obscure setting a teenage girl from an insignificant town delivered a vulnerable infant, God’s Salvation and Answer to every human need. While a cacophony of political and religious business carried on, only a few who focused on God knew what was happening and entered His peace: a blameless priest and his wife whose endless prayers were supernaturally answered; red neck shepherds out in the country who saw an angelic host and decided to follow up; a devout old man earnestly praying night and day for the Consolation of Israel; a very old widow spending her days at church, interceding; scholars who studied antiquities and stars intently and followed their findings And it carries on similarly in all our lives and at S.E.E.K. In an environmentally degraded, rural, poor, AIDS infested 1055 square km. district of 210,000 people, Suba District. Kenya, God brings His amazing Solution humbly, quietly, graciously, and effectively moving in love to bless and guide all who seek Him. The miracle of Christmas continues. Don and I were concerned because the money that was donated in November did not even cover salaries. (Actually I was panicking.)We felt terrible that staff would be short of money, widows would be laid off, etc. right before Christmas. BUT God is so faithful. This test brought us joy as staff continued in faith, wrote us consoling letters because they were worried about us! and carried on accomplishing much. We praise God that several people have now sent in enough money to cover the month. Nick, S.E.E.K. Assistant Manager wrote, “We are appreciative of what the Lord is doing and we cannot thank Him enough for it all. He has been good to us as a Base and we have mightily seen His able hand upon all our activities down here.” Curt Bryson wrote on Facebook concerning the Life Skills Camp held end of November: “God put on my heart that the theme should be “Lead by Example” from 1 Timothy 4:12/ God used this verse to bless their lives and to empower them. We also taught them how to be good stewards of the environment, how to stay healthy, how to remained focused, how to make good career choices and how to work as a team. I wish you could have seen how hard they worked when they completely built a house for a widow. It really blessed me. At the beginning of the camp, no one would talk to each other and by the end, they did not want to leave each other. At the camp fire on the last night, many gave their lives to the Lord and rededicated themselves. Also, many said they did not expect the camp to be this great. All this happened because we dedicated ourselves to prayer prior to camp starting. Teens lives were radically changed because of the power of prayer and Jesus Christ. ” (a bit abbreviated) Later, sponsored by Bobby Johnson, a missionary from the U.S.A., Hezron, Jenny, Curt and some of the ten went to Mfangano Island to teach...

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November 2012

Posted by on Nov 29th, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Be standing fast in the faith. Be mighty in strength. All that you do, let it be done in love. 1 Cor.16:13-14 Dear Friends, We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Don and I are grateful to be back in Tennessee, gazing at the autumn glory in the peace of the Smokies with time to soak in God’s Word. We are writing to thank you for your participation in KIM / SEEK and to give you some updates. We made a commitment to God that we are looking to Him alone, and so we give Him the glory and thanks for you. We hope you experience the same kind of joy Jesus felt when the disciples returned to Him when he had sent them out, as you hear the reports of what God has been doing through you. Margaret Nyangi Many of you know Margaret and will grieve her departure to be with the Lord along with a great number of us. Margaret was like Tabitha in Acts 9 whose life was full of kindnesses, especially to widows and orphans. After her husband died, the Lord gave Margaret a scripture that she should work hard with her own hands so that she could provide for her family and be able to share with others. Since that time, Margaret has followed this mandate faithfully, showing kindnesses to many, caring for orphans, training widows in crafts, and making the plight of widows an issue that churches in Mbita are now addressing. We miss her so much. Pray for the children who were staying in her home. Our last week in Kenya—- Don and I visited Christopher Opiyo’s farm. Chris received the Lord at SEEK years ago (then YWAM Mbita). We sent him to do a DTS. He did his EARS school here, a Foundations of Community Development in YWAM Uganda, staffed these schools, etc. Chris has bought 4 acres nearby and in the fence post holes put many scriptures the Lord gave him about land. An example, 2 Chronicles 7:14 concerning healing of the land. He is demonstrating how a good income can be made from farming in a place where no one had thought that possible. Local farmers call him “the preacher farmer” because he disciples as he shares techniques. We saw something funny on our visit- stalks of corn scattered randomly everywhere. When we asked Chris about it saying hadn’t he already had a great harvest? What was happening? Chris told us more corn keeps popping up and producing many ears though no one has planted any and though the season is over, and so he is just letting it grow. It looks like the farm had a will of its own and just won’t stop bearing. Meanwhile tomatoes and kale are thriving in between. Miraculous! SEEK partnering with the local Chamber of Commerce under Nick and Bob’s oversight held a 3 day workshop on business. They taught two of the topics: Biblical Principles of Business and Environment and Business. They joyfully reported that participants were flabbergasted that God wanted to be involved in business and that the Bible had anything to say about it. They requested a workshop totally on this!! In Mbita, typical business is run on the idea that cheating and magic charms are the way...

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June Calling to God

Posted by on Jun 25th, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

“Call unto me, and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things that you know not.” Jer.33:3 I am sitting in our little savannah bungalow, listening to Lake Victoria waves crash , the fish eagle crying overhead and numerous birds chirping in the bush. My dear 81 year old husband, his feet propped on the little table across from me, sips moringa tea (the leaves of the moringa are loaded with vitamins, calcium and zinc, great for people with AIDS).Though Don and I gratefully don’t have AIDS, the moringa helps in the challenging African equatorial climate and crazy schedulse. 3 Day Pastors Seminar in Progress- practical helps, unity, joy describe what Pastors from >13 denominations are experiencing. We have a list of God’s special promises for widows. One day a widow came by in deep distress, having no place to stay because she had been cruelly evicted by a man who said to her, “You are nothing more than a mosquito, and I am going to squash you!” We shared a verse with her. Her response of simple faith changed her demeanor. She got up, praising God with a smile on her face. We had to reassure ourselves that God would really respond to such childlike faith for we had nothing to offer. This year her need has been met way past what we could have thought. A beautiful home has been built for her, better than any local widow has seen. What a great lesson on the power of simple faith in God’s promises. We called to the Lord for young people to carry on the vision. Bob DeGroot from Holland, a 22 year old YWAMer from the Environment and Resource Stewardship School in Costa Rica showed up. He loves people. He has taken on a pilot of the Multistory Gardens, launching Helen Akinyi into the business of these intensive small veggie gardens for widows providing food and income. BOB Curt Bryson and Jenny Biggs are coming in a six weeks. Curt has raised most of the money for his house, which is being built now. He has made a two year commitment to S.E.E.K. Thanks, God! And in answer to major whining to God, He has sent Chris White, who is the opposite of technologically challenged (what we are) to help get the word out about S.E.E.K. is doing, web paging, video ads for conservation, sanitation, etc. Chris is a wise, kind, humble genius, employed by God on behalf of truth. We are a bit in awe of him and wonder that God would send us someone so wonderful. Some, but not all of June Goings On: • Dairy Goat barn & goat for widows. • Pastors Seminar • Mibta Town Clean Up • Construction of Curt’s Home • Proposal Writing for Conservancy • Hosting CGA Team • Movie Showing at Nyachebe Beach • Children of Destiny Friendship Evangelism Movie (40 kids asked to receive the Lord 🙂 • Making Presentations on Suba Education Day • Environmental Teachings by Don to Field Staff • 2 Suba Lakers Weekend Stays with us • School Clubs & Projects -10 a week • School Clubs Patrons and Principals Meeting • Christian Youth Thursdays Cleaning Mbita Clinic • Purchase of Mattresses and Generator, Curtains, Plates, Cutlery, Solar Lights-...

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January News

Posted by on Jan 30th, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

 To glorify God by bringing good news to the poor, freeing widows and orphans to restore the land through Biblical Environmental Education  WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING!  Since the December news, briefly the following has happened–     Orphans from Mfangano Island came to An Adventure in Christ Camp in late December. Some had never been off the island before, while for others showers, dinner, a movie were new experiences. They were taught about Nature and God, having a Quiet Time and how to read the Bible. They played games that taught Life Skills and Teamwork. The camp was funded by the First United Methodist Church of Chipley, Florida, which is giving ongoing support to school these children. Ken and Nancy Omalla oversee this under S.E.E.K..  Friday before Christmas 160 orphans on Mfangano Island received a blanket, 2 lbs. of rice, 2 lbs. of flour and 2 quarts of oil enabling their families to have food and them to sleep well for Christmas. A group from Gallatin Baptist Church who had been to Mfangano Island with Mission Discovery sent money for these destitute children/ JP, Hezron, Pastor Gombe, and David took the gifts to the island, working with the local Baptist Church to see the children received them..  On Christmas Eve seven Chinese accompanied by three Kenyans came to SEEK for a night. In their cabins, they read the Bibles placed there. One who was in Kenya for the first time told the group he had taken a Christian name, Steven, signifying he had become a Christian. Through Nick and Willis who are Gideons, they were given the 10 Bibles they requested. They loved SEEK and vowed to bring a big group fromChina next year for a longer stay. Hey..we are sending Bibles toChina throughAfrica!  Environmental Camp for Nyamanga Primary Runners Up in the EE Clubs 2011 Competition was held this past week. It ended with a day attended by 160 students in a Kick Off for the ten 2012 School Clubs.  We heard it was tremendous fun, life changing, with several children giving their lives to Jesus. Staff relate well with these students they have come to know through clubs. Young people in despair found hope. In Nick’s words, “It was wonderful and I do not think I have the right words to explain exactly how we experienced God through the event. Grace, the deputy Warden of Ruma National Park, came with a team from Born Free Foundation (as part of our partnership activities.)  We used their Land Rover to show conservation films to schools yesterday and today to all our club members in our Education Centre.  It was wonderful seeing how successful our upgraded solar system was in providing their heavy equipment with power.” Thanks to the foundation who provided two more solar panels enabling this.  We are grateful that Samson, Syprose, Judith Brenda, Maxwell, Julius, our magnificent orphans, are back in secondary school and doing well, thanks to your generosity..  Last Saturday a Benefit Concert was held for Curt Bryson, a terrific young man, who is making a two year commitment to S.E.E.K. Curt will be coming out with a team from Springhouse Worship and Fine Arts Center inSmyrnaTennessee. Curt is doing a year’s internship under Bruce Coble. The team comes in August.  Jenny Biggs, from N.E. in Hendersonville Tennessee...

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December News

Posted by on Dec 30th, 2011 in News Posts | 0 comments

 Our mission: To glorify God by bringing His good news to the poor, freeing widows and orphans to restore the land through Biblical Environmental Education  “For no word shall be impossible in the presence of God.” The angel Gabriel to Mary. Luke 1:38  Dear Friends,  This has been a year of miracles, and we stand in awe of what God has done. It is not our doing but His. You are part of this miracle. We bow before the Father in gratitude for each of you.  MIRACLES– Here are a few samples, though almost every day has seen others. January_ Staff had identified seven orphaned students they had encouraged in the school clubs to go for it, though there was no evidence of any finances to enable them to go on to High School. These students of good character and top grades who had given their lives to the Lord dared to trust Him. Miraculous provision came at the last minute. They have all had successful years in school and have served God and grown in their faith. One said, “I feel like a son of a rich man.” He is indeed. God is the father of the orphan. February_A team from Calvary Rivergate, by faith God was directing, made a decision to come out to SEEK. They had little more than a month to raise their trip money. Their impact transformed much, including the Education Center’s main hall. Anyone, child or adult, who walks in is drawn to the art and teachings which glorify God. March-Nyachebe Beach known for immorality, drugs and filth, with no functional toilets for over 1000 people, saw impressive transformation: revival, changed lives, clean water, sanitation. April-With inflation soaring in Kenya and touched by staff’s hard work, we asked God to enable us to raise staff salaries. As a sign we asked for an unprecedented amount to come in. It did miraculously. We raised the salaries. May-Hezron, head of SEEK’s children’s ministry, went to Tanzania to present cows to Mary’s family to seal the engagement. Only problem, he needed $600 for the cows and had nothing. He went by faith. The money arrived at the last hour.  Family who had thought he was crazy glorified God. June-God told Don we would have favor with government. Several staff were invited to speak at large functions_ World Desertification Conference and a United Nations Conference on Climate Change. As they spoke on God’s perspective, there was significant response.  Pastor and Don were put on District Development Committee and to lead a government task force for Ecotourism. July-A young teen broke into the house of one of our staff. This young man, who lived with a widowed mom, had been kidnapped as a young child by a witchcraft cult, and missing for a week. As our staff talked and ministered to him, they found out that voices in his head kept demanding him to criminal action. As this teen received the Lord, he was freed from the voices into a new and wholesome life. No charges were pressed.  August- A children’s March for Jesus and local pastors’ days of repentant prayer led to climate change. Mbita went from 10 months of desert conditions with loss of crops and cattle to lush. September- A free lance journalist wandered onto...

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