"And if you SPEND YOURSELVES on behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness and your night will become like the noonday."
"The Lord will continually guide you. He will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail."- Isaiah 58:10-11
Monday, February 1, 2016
Sunday, January 3, 2016
We’re still looking for their mama. She also needs help. Further investigations are also ongoing to determine if there is other family who could or should be involved but until then, they will remain safely at the Oasis home.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Relational time with people in the US
The connecting power of the internet
Rick's ability to scare monkeys and baboons out of the house
Seeing children's lives changed
|Domino's! We welcome you to Kenya!|
|He'll probably hate this some day...but he's just SO CUTE!|
“Do you feel like Kenya is home or the US is home?” she asked me with a quizzical look on her face.
|Ann's Side of the Family|
|Rick's Side of the Family|
|Katie's Graduation from RVA|
We love Kenya. It’s the second greatest country on earth. Our friends and family and church are here. Our way of life is here. People deliver milk, flowers, meat, and other helpful things to our door who stop to chat. Time is under us. Friends pop in unannounced and stay for chai and work gets pushed aside for relationship.
It’s also hard to be in Kenya. It’s impoverished and slow. The customer is never right. Excellence is hard to find. Everything is done by hand – road construction, excavation, foundation work, etc. Corruption in leadership and government impacts everyone. It’s under efficient at the expense of progression.
Saturday, August 22, 2015
We are beyond excited to be back home this summer! We are in need of a break and can't wait to enjoy people and places we miss deeply! Although we come home tired, we also come home committed and excited to share with you the God-sized, expanded vision stirring within Oasis. The goal of this newsletter is to briefly share that vision and our needs trusting that it will lead to fruitful conversations when we are with you. Enjoy this video that briefly explains this vision.
|Michael, the US Managing Director, his wife, Kathy, and the boys in front of |
one of the structures that collapsed during a rain storm at The Valley.