2017 Sept Update

Posted by on Sep 22, 2017 in Blog, Featured | Comments Off on 2017 Sept Update

2017 Sept Update

Greetings and Salutations, For those of you who have not heard, we have been waiting for the government to ‘gazette’ our property for use to build the next leg of the railway system in Kenya. Within the past couple of weeks the railway officials have been to CMM and took full measurements of the land and buildings as well as regularly taking of pictures and putting survey stakes throughout our property.  Also an article last week in one of the Kenya newspapers strongly suggested that property owners in the path...

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Heartbroken but Excited…..

Posted by on Jul 17, 2017 in Blog, Featured | Comments Off on Heartbroken but Excited…..

Heartbroken but Excited…..

A few years ago, Kenya, along with funding and builders from China, began constructing a railroad to go from Mombasa (the coast port) through Kenya to Uganda. In June they dedicated the first leg of the project and it is now open between Mombasa and Nairobi. The first leg of the rail line ended about 1 mile south of CMM. All the planning, surveying, etc. has been underway preparing for the next leg. The routing for the rail line has been completed and it appears that the train will come through CMM. Needless to say when we first realized this...

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We need your help!

Posted by on Jul 6, 2017 in Blog, Featured | Comments Off on We need your help!

We need your help!

In less than 2 weeks we will have our annual marriage conference at CMM (Better Together) July 17-20. As usual we are expecting another powerful life and marriage changing conference. We make the conference as low cost as possible but due to a pastor bringing his wife, their transport costs, conference costs, leaving money at home while they are away, etc., it is very difficult for these pastors to have the funds to attend. Everyone so wants to attend but it is a great challenge. Pastors have written us letters asking for help and by faith we...

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What’s Been Going on with Ronnie?

Posted by on Jun 16, 2017 in Blog, Featured | Comments Off on What’s Been Going on with Ronnie?

What’s Been Going on with Ronnie?

Healed and Ready for the rest of 2017….. A few days after Debbie and I returned from Kenya in April, I became ill. After a week or so of no improvement, total fatigue and worsening conditions, I saw my doctor. After a few tests a journey began of trying to determine what was the cause of my illness. This lasted about 4 weeks which included seeing 3 specialists, ultra sound, CAT scan, MRI, liver biopsy and giving many vials of blood for tests. The probable diagnosis went from hepatitis, malaria, auto immune hepatitis, gall bladder to liver...

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Amazing First Quarter at Mission Barnabas!

Posted by on Apr 10, 2017 in Featured | Comments Off on Amazing First Quarter at Mission Barnabas!

Amazing First Quarter at Mission Barnabas!

We have just finished one of our busiest and best quarters to date at CMM. This year looks to be one of our most effective years yet. Here are some of the updates and highlights: March Conference….We had 500+ pastors and leaders that attended the March conference. During this time we introduced Evangelist John Magungi as the new regional director for CMM. We decided to experiment on Wednesday night of the conference with doing Facebook Live for the worship service. We had 989 views! Sea Container…..For the past several years we have sent a...

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It’s time to push the TURBO button!

Posted by on Apr 5, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on It’s time to push the TURBO button!

It’s time to push the TURBO button!

 There is no way I can put all that is and has happened the first 3 months of 2017 in one update. Over 500 pastors and leaders attended the March conference. During this time we introduced Evangelist John Magungi as the new regional director for CMM. We unloaded a 40ft. sea container full of thousands of books, sound equipment, computers, guitars and many, many more resources. Officially introduced and starting receiving applications for the Bible College opening this September. Organized all the books that we have been setting...

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Our New Dorm is Ready for Next Phase!

Posted by on Mar 21, 2017 in Blog, Featured | Comments Off on Our New Dorm is Ready for Next Phase!

Our New Dorm is Ready for Next Phase!

This year we have been building the new dormitory as the funds come in. Our goal has been that our fundraising would stay just ahead of construction so that we do not have to stop our building progress.  However, we have just spent the last of our construction cash to finish the first floor foundation and columns. The next step is to put the beams and floor in for the first floor and to do that the contractor needs to finish this phase without stopping! We asked our contractor what it would cost to not only to finish the...

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Back home in Kenya….

Posted by on Feb 15, 2017 in Blog, Featured | Comments Off on Back home in Kenya….

Back home in Kenya….

We arrived back in Kenya on Feb.1st and what a joy to walk into our new home! Everything worked and the CMM team had it all clean, groceries in the kitchen and ready for us to make coffee and begin our time here and no hot water heater leaks. Another cause for excitement was to see all the construction happening. When we drove in the required signboard that gives all the general information greeted us. This signboard means that we have all the necessary permits and paperwork and fees paid to build our structure. It also means any future...

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Big November Update!

Posted by on Nov 15, 2016 in Blog, Featured | Comments Off on Big November Update!

Big November Update!

Banquet Report What an awesome evening at the Mission Barnabas banquet. Once again the venue was over the top, the food was incredible and some said the cheesecake was the best they ever had (thanks Karen Gainey). The banquet room was full and we saw many new faces and now new friends.   The “spirit” in the room was so great and we could feel the love and support for the work in Kenya. All of the reports given as well as where we are headed was well received. The joy of what has been accomplished and the excitement of what we are doing in...

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Getting Ready to GO!

Posted by on Oct 21, 2016 in Blog, Featured | Comments Off on Getting Ready to GO!

Getting Ready to GO!

We are brimming with excitement to share with each of you all that has happened this past year at Mission Barnabas.  Seeing you at the banquet is a highlight of our year and now it’s just 11 days away! This is the Last Weekend of Ticket Sales so get yours now: TICKETS HERE. Plan to come early for our Curio Shoppe!  You will not want to deal with jealousy over what you could have had just 5 minutes earlier! This is also the last you will hear from me until the banquet and the last email in our GROW ~ GIVE ~ GO campaign! God has been calling...

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