Giving thanks for what God has done!

July 17, 2015
Dear partners in Christ,
God is mighty to save!  As the team is now safe and sound back in America, we cannot help but reflect on and give thanks for all that GOD has done through STORM 2015.
Hundreds of Turkana people were brought into His Kingdom during our time there. God also used STORM to encourage the pastors, churches, and believers who are already in the villages.  Our prayer is that the churches would continue to grow both in their walks with Christ and their spiritual maturity.
Our last day in Turkana was very bittersweet.  We began with another wonderful day out in the villages sharing God’s saving message with hundreds of people.  The church was on fire for the Lord, and it was so encouraging to praise the Lord together — as one body in Christ.  It was also a blessing that Gary and Graham could also join us that day in the village.
Later that night we had a closing Share banquet.  It was so wonderful to have this time to celebrate with and say goodbye to our Turkana and Nairobi teams.  We had a time of worship, entertainment with traditional Turkana dancers, and we enjoyed some Kenyan cake together.  It was incredible to see two nations, two languages, and two cultures coming together to praise the same God.  We truly became united as one.  What a beautiful picture of the global church.
The American team was then able to go to the lower region of Kenya to have time for reflection.  It was a good way to debrief and try to apply and process all that God had taught us.
Although the American team is now back in the states, we return as a different group.  God has given us all a new perspective — of life, prayer, identity, and what truly is important.  We praise God for the amazing opportunity we had to share the Gospel with the people of Turkana. God has opened our eyes and helped us to see more of His character and His love, and we are overwhelmed with all that we learned.  We return to America with a love for missions and a deep love for God’s people, especially in Turkana.  The things we have experienced and learned are indescribable. And we PRAISE THE LORD for all He has done in Turkana and in our hearts.
Please continue to pray for the spiritual growth of the Turkana people,  Share International, and for the team that just returned from STORM.  God’s work does not end here!
Thank you for all your prayers and support!
ALL GLORY BE TO GOD ALONE.
God bless you all,
STORM 2015

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