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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Home Sweet Home

Dear beloved:  Thank you prayer warriors for all the prayers and well wishes as the Africa trip winds down.  The last few days have been a whirlwind; missed my connecting flight in Amsterdam, so had the pleasure of spending the night in the airport, then picked up a respiratory virus on the flights that has really taken the fight out of me.  I am feeling better today, am resting up in Topeka after spending the first two days with my other daughter in Kansas City.  Finally put a few hours of sleep together in a row last night, so things are definitely on the upswing.
Looking back on the situation in Nairobi, I think I was somewhat traumatized by the terrorist attack, as I am sure most in Nairobi were.  The city is rapidly becoming a battle zone, lots of police and army around. Our car was searched Tuesday when we made  trip to a local mall to meet someone for lunch, so this is just a harbinger of the security measures that will be instituted in the days ahead.  Why does the enemy want Kenya and Nairobi so badly?  It is because Kenya is 80% Christian and many exciting moves of the Spirit are taking place there.  In addition, Kenya is the financial and business hub for all of East Africa, and has close security ties with Israel.  It is Kenya that has stood in the way of the Somali pirates and terrorists from becoming a runaway monster of destruction and chaos.  So you can see all that adds up to a Kenya in the crosshairs of the enemy, with Nairobi being the focal point.  Keep lifting those dear people up in your prayers, the battle is just beginning.
Isaiah 59:19  So shall they fear the name of the Lord from the west, and His glory from the rising of the sun.  When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him.   That is why the Lord had me in Nairobi during those days, to lift up the standard against the enemy.  The students that I preached to will be the ones who will carry the battle on into the future.  It is theirs to win or lose, so keep them lifted up in your prayers as well.
I will be posting more pictures in the days ahead when I get back home and get better organized.  Thank you again for your prayers and blessings sent my way.  In Christ, Jim