Sunday, August 19, 2012

Transitions and Moving on...

Certain revelations concerning our work with Amazing Life fellowship and its leadership have compelled us to move on to other areas of ministry that our Father has opened up for us here in Kenya. These issues have become so problematic that we believe space and time are now needed to allow the 'emotional dust' to settle and see clearly the facts. We will leave this situation and all concerned in God's capable hands. Should a more detailed explanation be needed, information on a need to know basis can be obtained by emailing a request to Doug Chamley.

Moving on… Since moving to our bigger house many doors have opened to begin teaching and demonstrating the life of God that He revealed to us in Rose Creek Village. 

 We are currently living with a wonderful Kenyan family of seven that God placed in our lives about three years ago. Every year we came to Kenya our hearts would go out to this ultra poor family living in the slums of Nakuru. Two years ago we almost lost their youngest (Todo) to sickness. Had God not led us to visit them when we did she would have surely died.  We love them so much. So let me start by introducing all of them to you.

At the head of this wonderful family is a very hard working man named Patrick. When we met his wife Christine four years ago I noticed that she and her children were always at church alone.  One day I asked her if she had a husband and if so where he was. She politely smiled and said; “My husband and I have five children and he works seven days a week over eight hours a day so we can eat.” He only makes three to four hundred shillings a day. That’s about four American dollars. I told her I wanted to meet this man. The next week I met Patrick and our relationship has really grown over the last three years. We fell in love with their family and consider them part of ours.

Next is Mama Christine. Christine is a devoted Christian mother with a heart for people. She and Patrick have raised five children whose hearts and lives are a testimony to what can be accomplished by parents who live in abject poverty, follow God and don’t feel sorry for themselves. Christine is also a brave woman. During the atrocities of the post election violence back in 2007, Christine went out in the thick of the killing (which centered in her neighborhood) and took care of the injured and dying. Her stories earned her the name ‘warrior queen’ we gave her after listening to her stories. Christine is helping us help people back in her old neighborhood.

Then there is Flora. Flora is a bright, seventeen year old young lady with an incredible smile. Like any teenager she has dreams of making something of her life. Yet living where she lived in Lakeview there was never any time or even a place to do homework. 
She and her siblings slept on a mattress in the living room and cooked meals in her parent’s bed room. There was no indoor plumbing in their ‘house’, no bathrooms or available drinking water. Taking care of her brothers and sisters became a full time job leaving no time for studies. Both parents spent most of their time trying to pay the bills and providing the kids one meal a day. Had it not been for the LEARN  (Letting Educational  Adoption Reshape Nakuru) program she would not have even been able to attend school. Today Flora has hope.

Next in line is Diana. Diana is a shy, intelligent young fifteen year old. Like Flora most of Diana’s time was spent watching and taking care of her younger siblings. Living where they lived in Lakeview was to be constantly exposed to the danger of rape and or serious diseases. Like Flora her life in Lakeview was constantly in jeopardy. She too has been enabled to go to school through the LEARN program. Like her older sister, Diana now has hope for the future.

Then there are the three youngest. Lynn, Lewis, (the only boy) and last but not least is Todo. Amma and I have had a special place in our hearts for these little guys for over three years. This year LEARN has added it’s assistance for their education.

Our two families are learning a new symbiotic way of living together. They are helping us take care of our little compound and we are helping them with resources. I can tell you that we are experiencing the promised blessings of what the bible teaches concerning those who live together in Christ. Together we want to show all who come to our house for teaching, counsel and fellowship that this blessing is for all who share their life together in Christ. It is as He said….

A Song of Ascents. Of David.
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious oil upon the head, running down on the beard, The beard of Aaron, Running down on the edge of his garments. It is like the dew of Hermon, Descending upon the mountains of Zion; For there the LORD commanded the blessing— Life forevermore.  (Psa 133:1-3)

It’s been a rough couple of months and we have been feeling kind of low, but I think that we are coming up again … perhaps that’s why those who sing (live) this song and experience it's reality call it …. A Song of Ascents!
Next week…. ‘The Word’ is getting out.           

 P. S.   If any of this touches your heart please consider helping us carry the financial burden of this work. Patrick and Christine’s family is just one of several ways we are laboring to demonstrate the reality of the Kingdom of God here in Kenya. Our work with home bible studies and teaching pastors in other local churches is growing stronger. Yet we cannot do this without the help of our brothers and sisters. The spiritual battles here can be really tough. It so helps to know that God’s family is standing with us. 

Much Grace,  David Noah and Team


  1. I loved this post, and seeing the faces of your new Kenyan family. Please greet all of Patrick and Christine's family from me personally and let them know that I pray I will meet them in person someday, along with my Olivia. We miss you all!

  2. Thank you so much dear Allison. We miss and love you and little Olivia.

  3. we welcome you back Africa,we miss you and we love you.