Missionary Update: The Radfords on Furlough from Kenya [December 2013]

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 with premature babies.

December 2, 2013

Dear praying friends,

It is now the end of 2013, and 2014 is quickly approaching. It is hard to believe that another year has come and gone. It seems that it was just days ago that we were serving in Kitale, and the time has passed so fast. How we need to serve God with the opportunities that He gives us, before the opportunities pass us by. John 9:4 gives us this challenge: “I must work the works of Him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.” May we serve God while it is still day and He gives us the opportunities.

We wish each of you a great holiday season. May we not forget the true reason for the Christmas holiday, the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. It is easy to get wrapped up into many other things during this time of year, but may we remember His birth and celebrate it this season.

I am happy to report that our final need, the need for housing, has been supplied. We thank each of you who have prayed for us, offered to assist, or tried to help in any way that you could. We greatly appreciate it. We trusted the Lord to provide, and He is so faithful. Psalm 89:8 states “O LORD God of hosts, who is a strong LORD like unto Thee? or to Thy faithfulness round about Thee?” What a faithful God we serve. Now we ask you to pray for us in this upcoming furlough time of traveling, reporting to churches, and trusting the Lord. It will be challenging, as my wife is involved with homeschooling, but we trust in Him at all times.

We are thankful again to each of you so much for all that you do for us. In these times of economic challenges, we know that you give sacrificially to the Lord’s work in Kenya. We cannot say thank you enough. To those who pray for us faithfully, we greatly covet your prayers and we cannot say thank you enough. To those who have a heart for missions and His work in Africa, we cannot say thank you enough. You are all such a blessing and we thank the Lord for you. If any of you would like to schedule a time to come to your church to present the ministries in Kenya, I can be reached at: naterad[at]yahoo.com. I would love to talk with you if you would be interested.

Lord willing, we will be in the States until the beginning of June.
Have a great Christmas holiday with friends and family and also a great 2014.
May we serve Him faithfully until He comes. God bless you all.

Serving in Kitale,
Nathan and Carrie Radford
315 College Street
Youngsville, PA 16371

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