Friday, July 8, 2022

July 8 - Today was 7 hours of travel to Nanyuki Prison

Ministry Partners,

An explanation about yesterday, when we crossed the border there was a man there called Dennis that helped us. He does that for his job and before we left Aaron asked him for his phone number. I thought it was kind of odd that Aaron would ask him for his phone number when we would probably never see the man again.

Well, as Aaron and Edward we’re driving towards the border Aaron called Dennis and asked him if he had the time would he go from the border, where he was, out to Tororo prison and pick up my things. Aaron told him that he would call the prison and get it OK for him to do that. So that’s what happened and Dennis saved the guys some time so they returned to Eldoret a little after 5 instead of nine o’clock. It was another time when God intervened to see that our team was taken care of.

One thing for sure life here is not boring!

We had a quick breakfast of usual items and were on the road by 7:30. Somehow my suggestion to stop for water and bread for the famous IRM lunch never happened which was why we never had lunch today. Everyone was happy I had taken a cupcake type bread and two triangle size type of donuts from our breakfast so I broke those out about 1:30. Chaplain Edward has not felt well today, please pray for him.

Travel we did today and that is a minor statement.

It appears no one really knew how long it would take us to get to Nanyuki Prison and so we were on the road from 7:30 until about 2:30 with one pit stop. Some of the roads were good pavement but the incessant speed bumps never end and they are not very helpful on my bad back. Just as you start getting up to speed there are more speed bumps so our average for those 7 hours was about 40mph per hour. At one-point God blessed us with a site none of us had seen before a group of two and a group of about 7 rhinos’. I was disappointed that there was not time to get a photo.

Bishop Arlene & Chaplain Steven

When we arrived at the prison they were not quite ready for us, Pastor Steven and I had met at another prison a few years ago and he contacted me about visiting the prison where he was Chaplain. Of course I had no idea about where it was located when I forwarded his request to Alfred. He welcomed us and after a bit we met with the O.C. and the Deputy O.C.

The 300-350 prisoners were very attentive and watching the Holy Spirit work in their hearts was well worth the trip. Lives changed forever for the Savior.

Pastor Steven took us to a hotel that was reasonable and quite nice. It has good Internet and a square toilet, which I have seen from time to time here. The only problem was there were a number of stairs for me to climb to the floor where my room was and because of the pain in my back I never made it back down the stairs to stay goodbye to Steven. But Aaron told him goodbye for me and let him pick some free ties from the tie bag.

We had a good dinner and it looks like I will be able to be in bed by 9. And that is a good thing since I have to be at my door with my luggage at 6:30 in the morning to leave. Tomorrow will be another very very long day. Thank you so much for your prayers it means a lot to know that there are those of you who are continuing to pray for us.

Pray for:

·       * Today’s prisoners to continue to make good choices for themselves and continue their walk with the Lord

·      *  Prisoners at the prison tomorrow to have open hearts for the gospel

·      * The team would have a fresh anointing from the Holy Spirit, good health and energy

·     *  Safety as we travel

That none would be lost,




  1. I was praying for you and these verses came to mind:
    If you only look at us, you might well miss the brightness. We carry this precious Message around in the unadorned clay pots of our ordinary lives. That’s to prevent anyone from confusing God’s incomparable power with us. As it is, there’s not much chance of that. You know for yourselves that we’re not much to look at. We’ve been surrounded and battered by troubles, but we’re not demoralized; we’re not sure what to do, but we know that God knows what to do; we’ve been spiritually terrorized, but God hasn’t left our side; we’ve been thrown down, but we haven’t broken. What they did to Jesus, they do to us—trial and torture, mockery and murder; what Jesus did among them, he does in us—he lives! Our lives are at constant risk for Jesus’ sake, which makes Jesus’ life all the more evident in us. While we’re going through the worst, you’re getting in on the best!
    2 Corinthians 4:7‭-‬12 MSG

  2. That's interesting about alot of speed bumps on the roads you traveled on. So thankful to read good things are happening on your trip. May God continue to keep you safe and your back to have no pain and you stay hydrated and healthy as well crew you are with. In Jesus name, Amen 🙏 ❤️