From The Field-POM 12/08

Dear Prayer Partners,

Greetings to you in our Lord’s Name. We are all fine as a family, the “Murgorites”. Josephine is in ninth grade 15 years and doing well in school. She is well liked by both her teachers and peer group who swarm around her whenever I take her in from school breaks. We are trying to go to Michigan around Dec 15 for two weeks trying to see about the possibility of her going to school there for a year in the tenth grade.

Rebecca is in fourth grade and is doing very well in school. She is very bright in class work though she speaks very little. She is also well behaved and well liked. Both girls like memorizing scripture and singing.

Miriam 8, is still in the village school was thrilled to be moved up to the fourth grade, like her sister in boarding school. We are hoping she will join her sisters next year starting from third grade in boarding school.

“Jumboy”, or Jared, will be 5 in three weeks, will be in his final kindergarten year next year before joining the village school as a first grader. He is very hyper and does not really concentrate on his work. We thank God for our children and for good behavior.

Church Planting and Evangelism

Christmas time is usually a time that all of us have some anticipation both spiritual and physical in form of materials. Normally we would be feasting in some of the new places where we would be taking fellowships to, for our new ones to learn about Jesus.

But this year started with a lot of problems. It started with conflicts, chaos and even deaths that have haunted our country. Shortage of food has been reported all over the country and the Minister for Agriculture has ordered maize millers to avail the food commodity at an affordable price.

A bag of maize now goes for Ksh. 2,300 in Pokot, Ksh. 1,500 more than it usually is. Ed’s medical team planted a lot of seed for us in October. Siwa is already reporting a lot of abundance of fruit where the team distributed medicine.

We intend to follow up this seed with water projects by drilling boreholes in the generally dry area.

Water Drilling

POMUpdateDec08We had a day of prayer in Kapenguria on November 15. Among the guests invited for the great occasion was the Deputy Prime Minister of Kenya, Hon. Musalia Mudavadi.

There were nearly 10,000 Pokots who swarmed into the little town of Makutano in Kapenguria. They came on foot the previous day and through the night for one thing mainly. They heard that a new water drilling machine that drills very fast and will give water to Pokot people will be prayed for in Kapenguria.

It was an emotionally touching moment. People praised God for coming down to their aid. They called it an instant miracle. They expressed joy that stomach sicknesses from contaminated water, typhoid problems and bee stings which sting and kill children while they try to get sweat and even tears for water, will be a thing of the past.

Orphanages

Towards the end of every year, the orphans in 8th grade sit for a National Examination that allows them to go to high school. About 50 of them sat for the exam and we are hoping that they will pass it so they can progress on to the next level.

The ones in High Schools and Colleges bring us a lot of good and encouraging reports both academically and spiritually. Some of them have been made student leaders, which is a sign of leadership and responsibility in the making.

I would like to report here that between this year and next year August, it is going to be very difficult for us to feed these children because of scarcity of food in the country and the high cost when available. So we will be making appeals from time to time.

Please pray that:

  • God will meet our needs for safety as Josephine and I will travel to USA.
  • That God will provide so that the drilling machines will be kept busy – right now they are just in the yard.
  • That God will provide for the needs that we have to keep the Orphanages.

Merry Christmas And Happy New Year.

Sincerely yours,
Julius Murgor