|In May 2007, we journeyed to Nairobi, Kenya. What a wonderful time we had! God blessed and
kept our mission team of four couples without incident. The team served as speakers/teachers
for the Ridgeways Baptist Church Couples Convention, under the pastoral leadership of Pastor
We conducted marriage seminars over a three day period. Some of the topics included:
• God’s Purpose for Marriage
• Building Companionship
• Resolving Conflict
• Accountability in Marriage
• Midlife Crisis
We both had the honor of being the guest speakers at the Convention’s Banquet. Approximately
150 couples listened intentionally as we spoke on “Harmony through the Sweet and Sour”. After
the message, we both answered questions relating to marriage issues that were submitted by
some of the attendees.
Culminating the experience, Earnest delivered the 11 a.m. Sunday morning worship message at
Ridgeways Baptist Church. God blessed the message in a mighty way.
We also got an opportunity to minister at a school located in the poverty stricken slums. The
condition of the school was deplorable, however, the school's administrator never stopped
testifying as to how blessed they were.
God blessed our efforts immensely. Cultural differences and African strong traditions did not
hinder the Word of God from going forth and being received. All glory is given to God!