This summer we are due to take a short furlough after 3 years in Kenya. Normally this would be a longer 6+ month furlough, but we didn’t want to take Hannah out of school. The main purpose of furlough is rest and relationships.
We have a fairly busy June and July scheduled to meet with many of our supporting churches and catch up with our supporters. Sundays are booked for churches, but mid-weeks will be slower to allow for visiting with friends and family and a few support events. We are building in down time with our families and even a vacation. Let us know if you would like to connect with us! Here are some dates to know where we’ll be:
2nd – Private Event – Harford County, MD
9th – Greenville Church of the Brethren – Greenville, OH
10-13th – East 91st Christian Church – VBS Missionaries – Indianapolis, IN
16th – East 91st Christian Church – Indianapolis, IN
16-20th – Retreat – Indianapolis, IN
23rd – East Main Street Christian Church – Greenville, OH
25th – Private Event – Fort Recovery, OH
7th – Beechwold Christian Church – Columbus, OH
14th – Boulevard Christian Church – Baltimore, MD
16th – Private Event – Harford County, MD
21st – Mountain Christian Church – Harford County, MD
25th – Private Event – Harford County, MD
27th – Fly to Kenya!
In case anyone is concerned about today’s news from Nairobi, it was an isolated attack on the other side of town from our family, our team, and MOHI. Please pray for those involved.
Big day for our Mathare North Church! (our home church) We moved out of the tent and into a church building God gave us right next door to rent!
Ribbon cutting, VIP guests, sodas for everyone, and most importantly they let Patrick reconfigure the sound system! May God bless us with the funds to buy this property.
Merry Christmas from the Gerbers! Thanks to a very generous Christmas present, we were able to go to America to see friends for Christmas. We’re taking advantage of the snow and 10° now, but looking forward to 80° temps back home in Kenya!
This week Patrick got to spend time in our advanced computer classes for MOHI graduates who are pursuing good data entry jobs available from our partners. One of MOHI’s supporters knew someone with a data entry outsourcing company in America. Now that company is training and hiring our high school graduates for good paying jobs. Isn’t it wild how God uses our skills and passions?
What are you really good at and love doing? MOHI uses visiting partners with skills in firefighting, hairdressing, teaching, data entry, music, IT, social work, counseling, pastoral ministry, business, etc. to give life-transforming opportunities to people in our communities. How can you leverage your gifts to create opportunities for people?
After a busy summer we realized our year anniversary of living in Kenya had come and gone and you hadn’t seen or heard much from us. So we grabbed the camera, went to a local park, and made a video to let you hear from and see us. We also had a special announcement at the end.
If you missed it, we also published an email newsletter this week.
Summer weather has arrived (in the US)! Update your summer wardrobe AND help “SPREAD HOPE EVERYWHERE YOU GO“!
Our new 2017 #TeamGerbersGo shirts are out and available to order today! This year we also have adult shirts in Gray, Black, and White. We also have kids sizes, a mug, a tote bag, and a hoodie for us because Kenyan winter is coming!
Shirts are $20 and get cheaper the more you buy. SPREAD HOPE EVERYWHERE GO! Go to our GEAR page to purchase.
You may have heard Patrick say he loves the challenge of driving here, or that it took Katie a few months to try driving, or that we get stuck in crazy Nairobi traffic. This TV show perfectly illustrates why driving in Nairobi is a major part of our lives. I edited together the highlights of the Nairobi episode of “Don’t Drive Here”. Enjoy this view into life in Nairobi, Kenya!