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Racefield News: Prayers and Progress

News from Racefield School:

Nov 27th:

Thank you so much for your continued prayers. The KCPE exercise [national testing for 8th graders] ended successfully, we are now thanking God for the wonderful results. The results came out and we managed to score the highest 393 marks and the lowest 352 marks with a m/s of 375.13 [out of 500.] This was an excellent performance, we were ranked 2nd in our entire county, and position 1 in Mwingi large [area], thanks again for your prayers and the Crossing Church. Our son Mark was among them and he scored 388 marks out of 500, this will get him a good national school. Peter our 1st born will also be doing his 2nd year in college next year.
Kindly continue praying for us, because it has also been confirmed by our government that the new curriculum of education will start rolling from January next year which requires us to have the facility for the junior secondary school that is class 7, 8 , & 9. Failure to which the school will end at grade 6 and parents will b required to transfer their children to schools which can cater for those classes. It’s a big challenge to us among other needs but we keep trusting God.
The solar system and the computers are perfectly working, thank you so much for your partnership, love and concern towards this ministry, God bless you all.
Give our best regards to The Crossing Church.
Yours in the service of the little ones.
For Racefield children’s Ministry.
Sammy & Felistus

Christmas Wish: Clinic Docs for ASELSI

ASELSI: Christmas Wish: GIVE NOW!

ASELSI is raising support to fund Drs. Gabby & Orlando, a pair of doctor-spouses who have started serving at the ASELSI Clinic. This will help care for thousands more sick and needy patients in the clinic and in communities across the region. Please consider supporting the clinic at ASELSI with your end-of-year giving.

ASELSI, located in Chichicostanango, is the partner ministry for The Crossing’s yearly Guatemala Missions Teams. Watch the video to learn more about their needs and read more about their history and the work of our missions teams below.

Racial Reconciliation: Perspectives from Kenya

Sunday Nov 5th: We are excited to host missionaries, Joe & Elfi Muutuki. They serve in Nairobi, Kenya, a diverse and challenging city where they share the love of Christ and seek gospel-centered racial reconciliation. Joe is senior pastor at New City Fellowship, a church with longstanding ties to The Crossing. He also leads the

Missionary Meet and Greet: Sun. Nov 5th

On Sun. Nov 5th, we are excited to host missionaries, Joe & Elfi Muutuki. They serve in Nairobi, Kenya, a diverse and challenging city where they share the love of Christ and seek gospel-centered racial reconciliation. Joe is senior pastor at New City Fellowship, a church with longstanding ties to The Crossing. He also leads the Kenya Advisors, the council that monitors all of our Kenya Projects. Elfi leads women’s ministry. Stop by their table in the lobby to extend a warm welcome and find out more about their work. During the 11am hour, they will be speaking and taking questions about their Racial Reconciliation work. See EntryPoint and your worship folder for location.

This post details some of the work they are doing in Nairobi:

Muutukis Visiting Soon from Nairobi

Pray for Kenya to find a way through to peaceful election of their President. They are still awaiting the new election after the one earlier this year was nullified by their Supreme Court. They are still having riots and street violence: Protests Banned After Presidential Opposition Candidate Withdraws

Sources:

  • ESI archive
  • Joe & Elfi Muutuki
  • PBS.org/newshour/

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Habitat for Humanity

­­­­­­­The Crossing routinely sends volunteer teams to build houses with Show-Me Central Habitat for Humanity. Habitat has built 146 homes for families in Columbia since 1988. Current Habitat projects can be found here. All our Crossing Habitat work Saturdays are wrapped up for this year. If you are interested in volunteering starting Spring 2018, contact Mary Boese: Boese693@gmail.com. If you would like to volunteer in a general Habitat work day this fall, contact the Habitat office: showmehabitat@yahoo.com

How Habitat works:

Muutukis Visiting Soon from Nairobi

Our missionary partners, Joe and Elfi Muutuki, will be visiting The Crossing in October. We are still working to nail down the exact timing of their visit and wanted you to watch for the upcoming announcement. Here is the profile Keith Simon wrote about their gospel work when they last visited The Crossing in 2011. Since then, Joe has completed his PhD from University of Stellenbosch’s graduate theology remote-learning program. UofS-T is located near Cape Town in South Africa.

Learning the Gospel From Joe and Elfi

Joe and Elfi Muutuki visited Columbia early this week. Joe is a native Kenyan who pastors New City Fellowship in Nairobi. He speaks several languages, has a two masters (one from Germany and one from Covenant in St. Louis), and is writing his dissertation to finish his PhD. The Crossing and KCLP have partnered with Joe and others to work in Kenya helping orphans, educating children, planting churches, and training local pastors. There is much happening as a result of our partnerships but instead of focusing on that, I’d like to share some ways that they showed me the gospel.

1. New City Fellowship is unique among Kenyan churches in that it focuses much of it’s attention on the 200,000 Asians (mostly Indians) who live in Nairobi. This Asian subculture is mostly isolated from African culture and there are lots of suspicions that each group shares about the other. Because New City is committed to share the love of Christ with cultural “outsiders”, the grace of the gospel is magnified. Africans befriending and worshiping with Asians in the name of Christ is a demonstration of the power of the gospel to triumph over cultural divisions. It shouts, “Christ is supreme not racial and cultural heritage!”

In heaven when we worship Christ with believers from every “tongue, tribe, and nation”, we will see the glory of Christ shine. Every Sunday at New City, one can get a peek into what heaven’s worship will be like.

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Update: Kenya: Racefield Computer Room

Donors from The Crossing helped provide matching funding for Racefield School to complete their computer lab in order to comply with national educational certification mandates. Thank God with us for his provision! Below is the letter we recently received thanking the church and sharing photos: