Scheduling Furlough Visits; Daughters Start School in the States

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.

August 30, 2016

Dear praying friends,

We are now all safely back in America, for which I (Nathan) thank the Lord. Many of you have been interested to know what has been going on with our safety/security issues in Kitale, so I want to take some time on that in this update, as well as share current ministry opportunities.

Believe it or not, just a few days after I left Kenya to start our furlough, two thieves tried again to break in. I don’t know all the details, but from what I have been told, they were trying to cut the barb wire on the back of our compound. Our guard dogs were following the problem closely and barking loudly, which led our day guard to find the thieves. He somehow managed to restrain them and tie them up, and the police later apprehended them and they were taken in. I have been told that one thug was jailed seven years in prison.  It seems there was swift judgement, for which I am thankful.

We are really praying that this all stops soon and things will go back to normal. Since this incident around a month ago, nothing else has happened and all has been quiet. We have been informed that our third guard dog we recently acquired is excellent and very protective. We are trusting the Lord for all these matters and know He is in control. Psalm 9:9 says “The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.” We trust Him with all these things.

I am now back in the States and am in the process of scheduling churches for our furlough. Lord willing, we plan to be in America until at least around end of April next year. If you are interested in scheduling me for a meeting to share what God is doing in Kenya, you can reach me at: Please let me know and I will try to get back with you in a timely manner.

Our two daughters are now attending school at Calvary Baptist Academy, the school that I attended for 12 years (Kindergarten through high school). The school has come a long way and is a blessing to many students in the area. This is very different for our daughters as they are home schooled while in Kitale, but it is also very good for them. They need the socialization with other children their age and to learn some independence and skills such as time management. Socialization is one of the major challenges while on the mission field, as many families come and go, move around, etc. Please pray with us that some families with children their age will come and stay in the Kitale area, if it would be the Lord’s will. This would help greatly with the socialization issues while on the field.

Each of you are such a blessing to us and we appreciate you so much. We will be sure to keep you updated. Thanks so much for your heart for missions and servant spirit. Please note our new mailing address.

Serving Him,
Nathan and Carrie Radford
56 Lobo Lane
Culloden, WV 25510

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