I have just returned from a mission trip to one of the poorest countries in the world – Africa. Extreme poverty is defined as living on $1.25 or less a day. Almost one in three people in sub-Saharan Africa go hungry, far higher than any other region in the world, with the exception of South Asia. Yet, in many ways Africans are wealthier than the late billionaire Steve Jobs. And the people’s contentment has nothing do with whether or not their stomach is full. On the contrary, their satisfaction has to do with their focus and attitude toward their Creator.
Our last time to have a meal with our hostess in Nairobi—Lucy (l) and Sharon (r) from Kitale—what a blessing to share with Kenyan women how God will strengthen them when they ask for help.
Dennis, our driver,
Sunday, May 1, we completed our business women’s training in Nairobi, Kenya, at Seeds of Hope Ministry.
The women were so excited to receive a certificate of completion for their efforts. This community will be transformed by application of
Thank you for your prayers. Our international women’s conference in the small village town of Kimilinni is complete. We are thrilled to report there were over 400 women and more than twenty pastors. Praise God with us.
Love Kenyan worship! Amazing, humbling, passionate, freedom in Christ! Praise God with all the saints. Pray for us as we minister to and with our brothers and sisters in Kenya.
Click here to watch some of our Kenyan worship!
Thank you for your prayers for our second pastors conference, which focused on finding freedom through forgiveness. God blessed us with more than 100 pastors and ministry leaders.
Here’s a testimony from Pastor Edwin, who leads a small village church
Dear Praying Friends,
Thank you for your faithful prayers. We’ve completed our very first event here in Kenya. Marnie Swedberg, Sharon Hurkens, and I are overjoyed to share—praise God!—the pastors’ conference in the Arruba region of west Pokot, just outside
Dear Friends and Family,
Thank you for your support of my spring Africa trip to Kenya. We count on your prayers, so here are a few specific details about how to pray for Chosen Women: Training African Women for Life, Business and Ministry with Marnie Swedberg and Sharon Hurkens.
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. For He chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. Ephesians 1:3-4
Sunday afternoon I’ll be headed on a plane to Kenya, Africa! Thank you for your support of my spring trip to Kenya. We count on your prayers, so here are a few specific details about how to pray for Chosen
Make a difference? Who doesn’t want to make someone else’s life better by their influence? Who doesn’t want to be a world changer? No one has made the world a better place through selfishness or by living a shallow