Back in Kotidanga! We have been back in the village for several weeks now. It was a pleasant surprise to see the grounds of the church so beautiful and clean. Ben Samauyo, my national translation partner, did a great job of looking after things in our absence. The several-month long drought in our area ended the day we arrived 🙂 Since then we’ve had abundant rain.
Kotidanga Baptist Church has prospered under Ben’s leadership. The church leaders have handled difficulties scripturally, and the maturity in the body is measurable. Ben has a loving heart and burden for the lost. He and I are sharing the preaching duties to allow him more time for translation. Our weekly market preaching has also resumed. Pray with us for the salvation of our lost visitors. There are a number of unsaved who know they are not saved, who are now attending regularly.
The Kamea Bible Project is continuing. We’ve added a third member to our team, Yali Pita. Yali is our church songleader and a godly man. He will be doing our back-translation work. Ben has completed a first draft of 1 John, and we are checking it now. It has been a blessing to read the great truths found in that book with fresh eyes—and to hear them conveyed in the Kamea language! Our people are excited!
Kunai Health Centre is busy again.
In the last few days the nurses have been involved in their first two baby deliveries, an overnight emergency, and the usual busy-ness of a bush medical clinic. Lena is teaching, the new nurses are learning, and the Gospel is being shared with many patients daily. Praise the Lord!
Thank you for being a part of our lives. Many of you follow Lena’s Facebook posts and are able to see part of the daily blessings here at Kotidanga. Continue to pray for our health and strength. We count it a joy to represent you here among our dear Kamea people!
Serving Him in the Field,
John & Lena Allen
2 Thessalonians 3:1
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Hi, Mr. And Mrs. Allen!
My husband and I would like to know if you could use new baby clothes. Our baby girl past away during the week of her due date. We have prayerfully considered where we would like for her things to be used. You and your ministry have been on our hearts for a very long time. Please let us know if this is something you can use and we will gladly send these, along with anything else you may need, to you. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Bert and Stacy Cook
Hi Bert & Stacy,
We sorrow with you in your loss. Losing a child is a difficult burden, and we pray that the Lord will sustain you. Thank you for thinking of our people at such a time! I recommend you send it to our home church, and they can prepare to forward it to us with the visitor that comes over. Send it to John & Lena Allen, c/o Landmark Ind. Baptist Church, 6502 Johnsontown Road, Louisville, KY 40272.
Thank you for thinking of and praying for us. By the way, how did you learn of our ministry?
Blessings in Jesus Christ, John A
What a great service you are doing for the Lord! Really it encourages me to serve the lord greatly. If possible visit our place dear one.