Missionary Update: The Tates in Kenya [March 2015]

The Tate Family has served the Lord in Kitale, Kenya since January 2008. Their main ministry is indigenous church planting.

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

I want to send a special thank you to all those who have helped with the adoption process for Chloe.  Julie and I appreciate so much that so many would want to assist us in bringing Chloe into our family.  We are currently grieved at the moratorium the Kenyan government has placed on foreign adoptions.  This decision by the current cabinet is NOT taking into consideration the needs and welfare of the Kenyan children.  We are praying the Kenyan government will quickly lift this moratorium and allow us to continue on with the adoption process.  Please also be in much prayer for this as we truly believe God has led us to this decision in our lives and in our family.  Chloe is thriving and doing so well physically and mentally.  Her rapid physical development has amazed me and we thank God for taking such good care of her.

I thank God for my other children as well.  They are all such a blessing to me.  Emily is currently in Michigan where she would like to gain residency and continue her education.  The state of Michigan is being somewhat difficult and this has caused her some delay.  Amy is continuing at Rift Valley Academy where she is taking her eighth grade year.  It is difficult having to hear of her drama that she deals with on a day by day basis.  It seems all eighth grade girls have a lot of drama in their lives.  Josiah is our only other child at home besides Chloe.  He is still home schooled and will continue to be home schooled until September when he will also attend Rift Valley Academy as a boarding student.  He is growing fast (he is second tallest in the family now, behind only me) and his voice is growing deeper.  We don’t have a little boy in the family any more.

We pray that God will continue to bless the ministries in Kitale.  We have started a new home group that is progressing well.  Each week we have a good number of people who gather for worship, prayer and Bible study.  The host family is so faithful and generous in opening their home and in showing us love, kindness and hospitality.  We are trying to share the love of Christ with all who come.  You all can pray that we would have people who faithfully come each week to worship God and hear the teaching from His Word.  We do have some that come every week but many of the others are very sporadic.  We would like to see God capture the hearts of these people that they might know Him, love Him and serve Him with all their hearts.  What a blessing it is for us to be able to minister to these beloved Kenyan people and to teach them how to know Him and serve Him.  Thank you, Lord, for these new people to minister to and, Lord, we pray that many more would come to know you as their Savior and Lord and that your kingdom would spread in this world and especially in Kitale, Kenya.

Until next month, beloved.
May God’s peace and joy be with you.

For the glory of God in East Africa,
Roger & Julie Tate (and Emily, Amy, Josiah & Chloe)

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