Shelby family & Kenya 🇰🇪 Update:

The kids & I attended church here in Kisii, & We had a really good service. Pastor Andrew preached on bearing one another’s burdens. The alter was full.2018 seemed to get off to rough start for our church here, but the trials are drawing all of closer together in a spirit of unity that we have not experienced here before. When the leaders were discussing the theme for our new year & chose “Striving
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March-May 2017 Prayer Letter

Printable Version (PDF) Dear Supporters and Friends,                                             Thank you for your prayers and gifts for our girls while they have been in College. Abigail will be graduating on May 12th with a Bachelors Degree from Providence Baptist College in Elgin,
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January-February 2017 Prayer Letter

Printable Version (PDF)Dear Supporters and Friends, January - February 2017JAMBO!!! From the Shelby Family in Kisii, Kenya. 2017 has kicked off with lots of things happening; it’s been VERY busy. We thank the Lord for the opportunity to serve Him another year, and also thank you for helping to make that possible. Thank
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A time of singing at Camp!

A time of singing st Camp! This was the time of singing together before closing out the week of Camp.Link to video BELOW: Camp singing
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Last Day of Camp

Last Day of Youth Camp in Kisii. And the teens were getting up & giving testimonies about being thankful that the Lord allowed them to attend this week, and also about how the Lord had made some changes in their hearts & attitudes.We ended up with over 90 in attendance for the week, and we have had 19 young people come to know the Lord as their Savior this week!Link to video BELOW:Last Day of Camp
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Camp Fun!

Youth Camp fun!Link to video BELOW: Camp Fun
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Our 1st Service Back Home in Kisii

The series of blog post that you will see over the coming weeks will show a current date, but due to the FULL schedule that we have had since arriving back in Kenya; we have not had time to post regular blog updates. We do apologize for that! We will post the date at the top of each of these new posts showing when the event(s) took place.June 5, 2016Our first service back at Calvary Baptist Church
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Tragedy in Kisii

One week ago today, a 12-13 story building here in Kisii Town completely collapsed, covering a main road around town. There were people trapped inside for several days. The last survivor was rescued 5 days after the rescuers began going through the rubble. They called off further search & rescue efforts yesterday. We have heard some differing reports concerning the loss of life and injuries, but to
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September-December 2014 Prayer Letter

Printable (PDF) VersionDear Prayer Partners,Happy New Year, 2015! We want to thank you for your prayers and support over this past year. God has enabled us to get so many things done this year. We are excited to be in our new building in Kisii. We have been using the new building since the first week in November, and we have already seen around 30 saved in services and during Youth Camp. We were
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July 2013 Prayer Letter

Printable Version (PDF)Dear Supporters, Praying Friends and Family,Greetings from Kenya! Thank you for your faithful prayers and support for our family and ministry in Kenya. We had a good time visiting with other missionaries for the 4th of July. God bless America!!!Orphan Ministry:We are currently using much more money to help meet the needs of the children than we have coming in. We have received
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4th Anniversary

During the months of March and April, we were evangelizing as much of the area around our church in Kisii town as possible. Kisii has a population of over 100,000 people, and we were able to get into the homes of about 3,000 people who live around the church. We passed out a total of around 10,000 John and Romans and 20,000 tracts to people all over town. It seems like just a small amount compared
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Bring Them in Campaign

We want to thank all of you who have been praying for our "Bring Them In" campaign. The Lord is truly blessing everyone's efforts.Today was Children's Day. We gave out bags of popcorn to every person who came today. (We popped 5 kg. of popcorn yesterday evening!). And we had our Annual Baby Dedication Service too. We had 5 couples who came to dedicate their young children today. Please
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Church Planting

We are church planting missionaries; and we strive to plant indigenous Baptist churches that are self-supporting, self-governing, and self-propagating. God has allowed us and some of our College graduates to start 18 such churches since we arrived in Kenya in 1999.We believe that the purpose that God has given us (as Christians) in the “Great Commission” is to witness and see souls saved by the
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