TIME to GtGtG

 Each annual meeting we celebrate what the Lord has accomplished through Grace in the Heart of Penticton.  It’s been an amazing year!  More than 100,000 visitors have come through the doors at Grace.  Most through  our virtual church.  Our congregation has pretty well stayed the same size in Penticton.  About 100,000 people have stumbled across […]

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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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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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UNDERWATER

ALOHA! back at home, unpacked, but still floating in memories and movies and 8815 photographs!!! (aren’t you glad i only selected a few to share ;-)) I had been soooo prepared to take fun underwater photos, but the little 2nd hand camera packed it in on the first oceanic adventure, so we rented a nice […]

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leaving maui

Goodmorning….. the air is soft, the breeze is light, the VOG (volcanic fog) makes things hazy, but last nights sunset was a special color of red/orange as light refracted through the dust.  It is a learning curve for sure,  i had hoped to see some volcano flows and the lava sea entry, and we did […]

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Highway 31 MAUI

This one is way toooo much fun not to share.    The high south east winds cancelled our kayak trip today, so we went for a drive instead…. along highway 31 wandering around the east end of Haleakala as far as the car rental insurance would let us go, then we turned around.    You […]

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Gail’s AMAZING volcano tour

Goodmorning!   well, i learned something yesterday…. VOG…..  volcano fog…… when the wind shifts away from NE  to SE all the smoke and steam  from the active volcano on the big island drifts over the Hawaiian island chain and sits low on the land and sea like a thick gray blanket.  When we took off […]

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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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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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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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Friday PIKIPIKI Day

After a long week of medical clinics, preaching and teaching and building we had our second Kenya play day.  Pikipiki is the name of the motor scooters available for hire in Kitale town.  Jimmy and Lorna have a few regulars they call on to transport guests, relatives and church folks.  5 of the guys showed […]

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Machewa Wednesday

Frogs and more frogs!! first they croak outside all evening. by 11:00 they are quiet and settled for the night…until the big squeak comes…”there is a frog in the bedroom!!!” sure enough, a lithe gold/green critter is meandering its way up the outside of the mosquito netting: posing nicely for pix he was then escorted […]

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Nakuru National Park

Today was Safari day …a day to get use to the heat of Kenya whilst looking at Gods handiwork. Pastor Gail treated the team to a safari park landrover and guide. Each team member was responsiible for their own park fees. Cost for park entrance was $80 for non kenyans and 12 for Kenyans. We […]

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