Pure Love Now – 1 Jn. 4:11

11 Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 12 No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.” (1 Jn. 4:11-12). Sunday Oct. 5th, James & Lorna Mugwe, Kenyan Directors of Pure Love Now, – […]

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T.I.M.E. for Nzoia to Exist

Nzoia Church and School is located in in a beautiful and fertile portion of Trans-nzoia county. With the rainy season the river that runs through this part of the rift valley has swollen to capacity. And we are only at the beginning of the rainy season. With no where else to go should the water […]

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T.I.M.E. to Demonstrate Unity

Pastor Blake would you come and share with the Pastors on Saturday? I was getting used to short notice requests. But Saturday already had a trip to the police station followed by some mentor time with Kitale’s newest church planter. And this request came from a Mazungu. Did I mention that he was from Kelowna […]

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Macutano T.I.M.E. to retool

Back to School. In this case Bible College. It was a small one room Bible College lead by a keen teacher whose love for The Lord and His Word are plainly evident. But it’s Monday, and its suppose to be a day of rest for those who Pastor, preach and teach all week long. The […]

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Yuya – Question T.I.M.E.

The roads, if you can call them that, are clouds of dust as the rains have held off for a day. But the signs of the rain were certainly evident as the ruts were deep enough to bottom out the van. Somehow the drive seems much farther this year than my first visit to this […]

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Fafarol growth in T.I.M.E.

A gentle giant swings his arm back to slap a welcome to your hand but suddenly Pastor Isaac reaches in and slows the momentum. Pastor Patrick’s hand dwarfs mine and as he pulls me in for the customary chest bump I have no choice in the matter almost losing balance. But the warm smile and […]

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A Forest on Fire for God – BF

I was excited to come back to Burnt Forest and to see if the reports I heard throughout the year were correct. As you’ll remember from last years visit to this region this was the ground zero of the ethnic post election violence. And much of the evidence is still visible. Or should I say […]

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Grace to Faith where T.I.M.E.

My home for the next couple of weeks: Arriving after midnight asleep by 1:30am…compression…hmmmm!  Up at 6:30am for two morning services at one of Kitale’s largest churches. I’m a small church kind of guy!  I love the close interaction that comes in the smaller churches.  Everyone knows each other by name and you feel a […]

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Nairobi blurs and bumps

This year I had to compress my mission to Kenya between the wonderful things going on at Grace and family commitments.  So every part of the journey other then the painfully long flights and layovers were compressed into as short a time as possible.  That of course means things become a blur. Nairobi..was a day […]

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2012 to L.I.F.E.

Pastor Blake’s Report on the L.I.F.E. of Grace in 2012 “By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another” (John 13:35). With each New Year comes a new word from the Lord.  2012’s word of L.I.F.E. will stick with us because it is, according to the Bible,  what […]

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Nzoia – Little church with a big vision!

A tired but satisfied Catherine says Tuesday was fullfilling, completed!! Another hectic medical camp…over 200 patients attended, and the team included the same Dr Bromwell and the student nurses. The van left the house at 7:00 am and returned after dark at 7:30pm! Tuesday for Lynda was special as she was able to minister to […]

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Kisarean – Church under a tree

This was my second visit to this wonderful and joyful congregation under a tree. They have such big hearts! Five large Maasai families have come together to form this vibrant church. Pastor Jackson Kierie leads this group who are building a church/preschool a ways over the hill. You can check out the videos here after […]

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Suswa-Jumping for Joy with the Masai

From Nakuru we had an early start and headed for Suswa. This was a small village in Maasai territory. And the church was located about 8-10kms into the bush from Suswa. View Larger Map The heavy rains have wreaked havoc on the trails between the village and the church. We had some great off-roading to do […]

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The Long Road Home.

Every great adventure has to end sometime but ours will never be over on this side of eternity.  Monday was slated as a travel day.  Betty asked what time do we leave and what time do we arrive in Nakuru? The answer for both questions was “Monday”. The van made an early morning appearance at […]

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All in a Friday

We started off this balmy friday morning with what was supposed to be a quick trip to the doctors for Ashley and Lorna. The Doctor was late…the lab took longer than usual…(but Catherine had a neat experience of peering into the microscope to see the malaria cells swimming about!!!) …the meds for malaria took a […]

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Pure Love Youth -Birthday Blessings!

THIS IS THE DAY THE LORD HAS MADE…LET US REJOICE AND BE GLAD IN IT! And that’s EXACTLY what we all did today. Our usual gang breakfast was followed by team devotions and then the plans started falling into place…..get the goat (butchered but in quarters), send the van several times to collect youth…run errands […]

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Older should teach the younger…….

Scripture tells us that the “older should teach the younger”( Titus 2:4). Today, Betty Ouellette and I had the great privilege of speaking and teaching at a Christian Nursing School. This school is only about 5 years old and the nurse who established it is called Sister(British for Nurse), Freda.  Students come from all walks […]

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Simatwet- Devotions Matter

“Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the LORD that will stand.” (Proverb’s 19:21, ESV) Today we got a late start and missed our morning devotions.  This is never a good thing when on a mission trip. Everything from that point on went late.  We ended […]

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Car Jockies and Little Angels

Sitting in the van waiting for the assortment of car mechanics to do what they do. I’m using blakes iPod. And for those who know me that’s a miracle!….Im not sure how to post. Need to stop to pix a sunset…i pushed a ‘publish’ button and it seems to have worked 😉 It’s ok Gail, […]

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All in one Sunday – April 29

WOW, just survived close to 24 hours without any electricity! Water still runs in the house even when the power is out (unlike some homes) but that means cold showers, no tea, and no baking, no refrigeration. Also, no reading in the dark, no computers, no internet, no recharging camera batteries, and if the cell […]

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Getting Married in Kenya – a Big Deal!

Preaching, music, preaching, music, preaching and finally the preacher said it was time to make the main thing the main thing!!!   Getting these two lovely young folks married!!  Jesus was definately the center of the festivities as bold, loud praise music vibrated throughout the huge church.  Wedding sermon was Genesis and a scattering of […]

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Odds n ends

A long time ago in a land far away we had some planning meetings and one team member was concerned…WOULD THERE BE PEANUT BUTTER IN KENYA???  the funny thing now the question is…”Will there be any peanut butter left when we leave Kenya???”   Yes, generous amounts of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches follow the […]

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Road Trip- L.I.F.E. to BUSIA

A 2 hour travel trip managed to take us a little over 4 hours as we had some challenges along the way.  The first encounter was a very unfortunate head on accident that had  just happened on the highway.  Our team sprang into action, nurses assisting injured, men providing traffic control and helping to extricate […]

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MATUNDA building project

Monday April 16 was the ground breaking ceremony with Pastor Isaac and Pastor Patrick./p> the crew at Matunda Baptist Church.  Building at Matunda is a learning experience for Mike, seeing how the local folks use tools, and they are very competent and skilled with limited tools.  for example the level they use is a hose […]

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