Kraybill News – March 2019

Dear Prayer Partners,

Our trip went SO well.    Thank you for lifting us up in prayer and the ministry that we both are involved in.

Here are some highlights from our trip:

Kenya –

  • We were able to see all of our dorm daughters who are still at RVA, and many dear friends as well.
  • The time Rod had with the RVA leadership team was meaningful, insightful, and beneficial.
  • The conference for those working with Mu$lims from all around Africa went so well and we were able to connect with many coworkers.
  • Lori had a great time playing and spending time with the preschoolers of the workers at the conference.
  • We loved catching up with Lori’s brother and family who are serving at Rosslyn Academy in Nairobi, Kenya.

North Africa –

  • We visited the homes and shared meals with almost all of the workers with our company in this country. We could relate with the challenges of the work, and we pray we were an encouragement to them.
  • Rod co-facilitated a Life Coaching Skills workshop for 3 days and a training event called “4 Healthy Ways to Avoid Conflict.”  This was a highlight for Rod as he finds it energizing and rewarding to equip the saints for service, so that the body of Christ might be built up.  (Ephesians 4:12)
  • We received a LOT of positive feedback from the parents about the Third Culture Kids debrief that Lori was able to offer 8 kids in one of the cities we were in.

We feel like the Lord really directed our time on this trip to Kenya and North Africa.  We continue to be open to see where the Lord might be leading us next.  Thank you for your prayers for our time away.

As some of you might know, Mozambique just endured a very powerful cyclone.  Here is a report from one of the missionary families on the ground there:

We just received a message from Robert and Karis chronicling the events of the last 4 days. It is a truly heart rending account: mother in a tree with a baby and not reachable because of raging waters, people gashed from flying roofing sheets, cars overturned and submerged, expectant mothers giving birth in the midst of disaster, people terrified and immobilized by fear, people killed by collapsed walls, snakes swimming by while trying to rescue people causing more chaos, rescue rafts capsizing. Robert and Karis having to make life giving or the opposite decisions. And the rain continuing, and no end to the disaster in sight, no way in or out save by helicopter. So far none has shown up.  Do hold up these flesh and blood angels who are absolutely exhausted and without resources now, having given all they have.

Please lift up the AIM missionaries that are in Mozambique as they care for those around them with very limited and diminishing supplies.  If you would like to donate towards the relief work, just click on this link:  https://usgiving.aimint.org/project/famine-crisis-response

Until next time,

Rod & Lori Kraybill