Missionary Update: Nathan & Carrie Radford in Kenya [February 2012]

Nathan and Carrie Radford serve the Lord in Kitale, Kenya. Their main ministries include indigenous church planting, a prison ministry, and a hospital ministry for mothers and premature babies.

Dear praying friends,

Another month has come and passed so quickly, and we thank the Lord for His care, protection, and guidance. What a great God we serve, and what a privilege it is to work for Him. God is so faithful, and we appreciate the opportunities we have to serve Him each day. This update will share ministry progress as well as prayer requests.

I realize that I don’t write a whole lot about our family, so I thought I would write a little about them. God has blessed me with a wonderful wife and two daughters that I love so much. Camille, Lord willing, will turn 1 year old later this month. Where has the time gone? She crawls all over, keeping us busy, and has even started taking steps when we hold her up. It is a joy to watch her grow and develop each day. McKenna is the typical 3 year old and she is also such a blessing. She turns 4 in April, Lord willing. She loves playing outside with our dogs and snuggling with her little kitten. She loves reading books and plans to start homeschooling in the future. Please pray for us as parents, that we would lead them in the ways of the Lord and be the example to them that we need to be. One of my favorite quotes is: “The family that prays together stays together.” How true this is.

The Annex prison ministry is continuing along well, and the Lord has provided good, serious Bible students who seem to be growing spiritually. I also am thankful for the administration for being supportive of this ministry and allowing it to continue on. We have studied several lessons of the course “Firm Foundations – From Creation to Christ.” It is a joy to minister to these men, when so much of society has forgotten them. The men seem to be enjoying the teaching and are also being challenged from the Scriptures. The Scriptures profit us in so many ways. 2 Timothy 3:16 states “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” We will keep you updated on this ministry and we thank you for your support and prayers.

Please pray for myself and my good friend Roger Tate, as we continue to work in Kitale in church planting. There are many challenges here and we would covet your prayer support. Please pray that the Lord would provide faithful servants to carry on His work here. We are working with different groups in their homes, teaching them the Word of God and challenging them from the Scriptures to carry it on to other villages that need the Gospel and churches started. It has been exciting to watch the Lord work in hearts and see men who want to take the teachings and reach others. In other words, reproduction. Please pray for us, that the Word would be taught with clarity, so that the Word of God would spread and many churches started in the Lord’s timing and plan. There are many challenges, but God is faithful and will help us each step of the way. I read a quote recently that I really liked. It said: “Nothing is too big for God.” What a great reminder this is, no matter what the task ahead of us is. Please keep this ministry in your prayers also.

We are so thankful to each one who writes us, encourages us, sends photos, etc. You all are so thoughtful and such a blessing. We appreciate each of you so much. Thanks also for your prayer support and sacrificial giving. We could not do this work without you. We will keep you updated of what God is doing in Kitale.

Until next month,
Nathan and Carrie Radford
P.O. Box 4150
Kitale, Kenya
East Africa 30200

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