Greetings and Happy New Year!
We trust that the Lord is faithfully at work in your life as you enter into this new year… and decade.
It has been an exciting start to 2020 here at Communities of Grace International. In addition to launching our new website and sending out our first monthly newsletter, we were able to send a team to Africa for 10 days to spend time with our national partners building new facilities, serving meals and providing medical care, ordaining new pastors – and more!
Read below to see more about our work this month. And, as always, we thank you for your ongoing prayer and support for our ministry. Your generosity allows us to advance the gospel in Africa, as well as be the hands and feet of Christ to those in need.
Grace and blessings,
Founder, Communities of Grace International
Looking back over 2019, we had a great year in our church planting efforts. We had the opportunity to establish two new churches and re-vitalize two additional churches. Earlier this month, we had the privilege to dedicate the Mosoriot Church located in Kenya. This will be a huge benefit to the community and to hundreds of college students who call this community “home” for the two to three years while they work on their academics.
God was at work this month helping us teach followers of Christ the very word of God. Our partnership with the Community Baptist Church of Kenya has been a blessing. We continue to help fund their ability to teach in the local prisons and have helped to establish a bible school in a small community with 30 students.
Did you know that by the end of 2019 we have distributed more than 60,000 gospel booklets in the past five years? Praise God for His faithfulness in spreading the gospel to all nations, tribes and tongues.
Noel Academy in Kenya has opened for the new school year. There will be approximately 180 students coming from area communities to study at Noel Academy. We were also blessed to learn that three of our former students were accepted into universities, with one of the students receiving an offer to study at a U.S. university this year.
In January, we were notified that two of the older orphaned boys of the Noel Children’s Center were united with new parents. We will miss these sweet kids, and ask for your continued prayers for them and their new families during this transition.