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Hope Missions
Hope Missionary Current News and Events
Each Month the Hope Church Missions group meets to review news from our Foreign Missionaries, to communicate with them and to develop updates  
Sue Choquette will start the trip home from a 5 week trip to Kenya on March 13. Please keep her and the Africa Connect team in prayer for safe travel. The following is her email update on March 7. It was sent to Hope members along with pictures of the children they are working with. 

Africa Connect Website 

Every day, every hour, you are faithful, Jesus!"    -   Kenyan worship song
In the last 5 weeks, we can say He is indeed faithful! It’s been a great trip, with a great team. One of our primary goals was to see God’s healing work in the midst of broken hearts and relationships, for understanding and insight, and for His Grace as the Kenyan team adjusts to new situations. God has been SO GOOD to do that work, and we are honored to be in the midst of it. The staff is hopeful and gaining new vision, and adjusting to the loss of community they shared when they were all at Graceway. Our fellowship has been very sweet; we feel closer than ever to them. We have focused our schedules on visiting the IMS sponsored students, but also old friends, to reassure them of our love and desire to continue working together, with really positive results. By God’s grace, we are established and on the road to greater things!
It has been encouraging to see Pastor Steve’s vision at Ebenezer KAG church. Though he planted the church only last July (building it with his own savings!), he has 40 solid members, all of them new converts. His passion is teaching the Word of God, mentoring these new converts and raising them up into future leadership, and leading them into the community to reach others with the gospel. He envisions the preschool as a wonderful tool to do just that, which is exactly our hope!
We’ve also been encouraged as God repeatedly brings people to us that have been touched in the past by this mission, and to know they are going forward in the Lord, and in life. Your prayers over the years have been a conduit of God’s grace in many lives, and we’re so grateful to partner with you in Kingdom work.
  1. We are asking for God’s clear direction in the last few days of our trip (we head home this coming Thursday!), to know His priorities and to follow Him well. We’d like to have some loose ends tied up before we leave, specifically:
  • We have identified certain motivated, industrious mamas of IMS sponsored students who have already initiated small businesses, but need a small boost to increase profits in order to sustain their families. We intend to pilot a program whereby we sponsor these mamas for a small monthly amount of $30, or potentially, a one-time amount, to help them attain self-sufficiency.
  • Eliud still requires a final operation, which has been repeatedly delayed. We are taking a fresh look at how best to facilitate the completion of this process, so he can eat solid foods again!
  • One of our newbies, Joel, appears to have a profound hearing loss, and we are looking for a local audiologist who can test his hearing.
  • We have contacts (including street boys) looking for Kepha, an IMS student who went AWOL from home and school to the streets. We want to find him before we leave, secure safe housing, and re-engage him in school.
  1. We have a deficit of $2400 for the wire for March to fund program operations on the field - mainly salaries and the feeding program. Pray with us for this need to be met, and for an expanded regular donor base.
  2. We are concerned about the safety of our pre-teen and teen girls, particularly those who live in very unsafe areas. There is a high rate of pregnancy in high school girls; often it is through rape.
  3. Continued strengthening of relationships between the staff and all those involved in the vision;
  4. To fill up the preschool classrooms with new students! To increase the current 32 to at least 60 by the end of this year!
  5. Growth of the Ebenezer KAG church, in numbers and more importantly, in maturity in the Word;
  6. To be able to facilitate resource connections between medical ministries here and medical organizations in the U.S., such as Hope to Walk (low cost prosthetic limbs) and Liberty University nursing students.
  7. Start praying now that we can get more Bibles next year, and get them shipped to Africa – the need is great! We have given out 15 Study Bibles this trip to rural pastors who have serious new believers in need of a Bible. (Attached is a picture of Pastor Godfrey, mentored by Apollo's teaching on Amani Radio for years (sponsored by Africa Connect), and now has planted a church in rural Uganda; and Pastor Paul's Bible study group in Chalicha - now with Bibles!)
  8. Oh yes! Pray for a safe and smooth journey home, including sleep on the plane, no sickness, and easy adjustment to being back in the US. Lillian has a particularly long journey, returning to Kansas City from Boston.
Thank you so much! We love you! We plan to send out a newsletter soon after arriving home.
LuAnn, Sue and Lillian
for the Africa Connect team
Dr. Russ & Beth White, Kenya 

We Treat, Jesus Heals
is the motto of Tenwek hospital in Bombet, Kenya.   Tenwek hospital is a ministry of World Gosepel Mission and Africa Gospel Church.  From its humble beginning as a single-nurse dispensary in 1937, Tenwek has grown to a 260 bed hospital offerning specialty care to patients from local and regional areas as well as from throught the country. 

   Russ spends the majority of his time teaching and discipling young Christian doctors who are studying surgery at Tenwek Hospital. He is also actively involved in the life of the local church. Specific ministry roles include: Chief of Surgery, director of Residency Training Program in General Surgery, director of Medical Education, director of Cardiac Surgery, and director of Surgical Research Program at Tenwek; lay leader at Bethesda Africa Gospel Church; and board member of Kenya Highlands Evangelical University.
   Beth: One of Beth’s main roles is to support Russ in his work from home. She is also actively involved in the discipleship of some of the female doctors in training and hosts a number of Bible studies for the wives of doctors in training. She takes care of their family; homeschools their youngest child, Anna; and teaches in a homeschooling coop. Additionally, Beth hosts and entertains visitors who come to serve at Tenwek and is involved in care and outreach to the indigent in the Tenwek area.

Below is a Video of their work, family and lives in Kenya and a new 
Hearts for Children - Tenwek Hospital Video that describes some of their work. 
     Mike & Janet Hencher,  
    Mike was born in London and with his wife Janet, raised five children. Before being involved full-time in Christian work, Mike was a civil engineer. In 1972 he joined the office staff of the Movement for World Evangelisation and then worked with the Don Summers Evangelistic Association as an evangelist. For nine years he worked in fellowship with Counties, working mainly in Gloucestershire. In 1978 the Christian Television Association began its work in his home town in Bristol and this involvement with the media led to being asked to broadcast on Trans World Radio and local radio stations.
From 1995 he studied at The University of Gloucestershire, obtaining a BA (Hons) in Theology and an MA in Biblical Studies. Recently, under the auspices of The Missing Peace Trust, he has written books and produced DVDs and Online videos working with Foxvideo Productions. He is now devoting as much time as possible to assisting the work of Western Way Chapel Dymock and working on the Tom Roberts Adventure Centre project.

    Western Way Chapel is a Christian Fellowship who believe the Bible is the inspired word of God and base our lives and worship on it's teaching.We believe that faith and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ brings eternal salvation and a living relationship with God our heavenly Father through the Holy Spirit. Messages are often recorded, are in series and can be listened to on the Western Way Chapel at www.westernwaychapel.org

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The Associates for Biblical Research exists to serve the global Church of Jesus Christ through ministries that affirm and promote the full authority, reliability and inerrancy of the Scriptures.

  Dr. Bryant Wood became a Christian while an undergraduate in college. After working as a nuclear engineer at General Electric for thirteen years, God called him to serve in the area of Biblical archaeology and he returned to school for training in this field. After earning a Master’s degree in Biblical history from the University of Michigan, he went on to the University of Toronto where he received a Ph.D. in Syro-Palestinian archaeology.
 Dr. Bryant’s work demonstrates the truth of the Biblical account of the capture of Jericho (Joshua 2–6) and received international media attention. ABR is open for participation in excavations.  Roy Anderson often works with them in some of their excavations.
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