Peaceful Months; Celebrating Holidays with Loved Ones

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 1, 2016

Dear praying friends,

It is hard to believe that 2016 is soon to be over and 2017 is right around the corner. Time passes so fast, and may we serve the Lord while we still can. Service is a privilege, and may we serve faithfully. It is so good to be with those we love for this holiday season. Perhaps the greatest sacrifice of missions is being so far from those we love, so we are thankful to be near this year.

Thanks so much to each one who has prayed for us in regards to our security. The past several months have been peaceful, for which we thank the Lord. There was one incident where someone was trying to steal the wood off the back fence to use for firewood, but this is nothing in comparison to how it was earlier in the year. God is answering prayer in regards to our security situation. Hopefully now things will go back to normal. We trust God through all these situations. John 14:1 says “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in Me.” What a wonderful verse to claim throughout our lives.

In family news, our daughters are both doing well with school. They are going full time to Calvary Baptist Academy in Hurricane, WV. This has been such a good experience for them, gaining friendships, having many activities, and the socialization that they have needed so much. We would appreciate your prayers even now for other missionary families to serve in Kitale with children, as this would provide much needed friendships for our daughters. God is in control of all these things and we trust Him. His plan is perfect and His timing is always the right time.

I (Nathan) am in the process of scheduling churches for our current furlough, so if you would be interested in me coming to share about what God is doing in Kenya, you can email me at:

We wish each of you a wonderful upcoming Christmas holiday and happy New Year. Wise men still seek Him. May we never forget the birth of our Savior and may we honor Him in our daily lives. God bless you  all.

Nathan and Carrie Radford
Furlough Address:
56 Lobo Lane
Culloden, WV 25510

For ministry donations:
Pastor George Sledd, Treasurer of BFM
P.O. Box 471280
Lake Monroe, FL 32747-1280
or click here to donate to BFM online.