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by Kenny McKee
See pictures of these trips in a slideshow - GRNUK Summer 2016 Trips
Hi there, We hope you are doing well. This last few weeks have been quite busy. Thank you for praying and supporting us on our travels.
Canada: In early May we were asked to speak at an Annual Banquet of our Canadian office. This was a great privilege to talk about the work of a GRN Recordist. We got to meet the team there in Hamilton, Ontario and spend time with them.
Kim and Meryl Knight from Australia: Came to stay with us for a few days while on holiday in the UK. Kim helped train Kenny as a sound recordist many years ago. They have just become new grandparents recently.
At the end of May, Kenny travelled to Wuppertal in Germany for our annual European team meetings. Our teams from Austria, Germany, Spain, UK, Switzerland, France and Italy were there. Also Graydon our International director from Australia attended. It was a great time of fellowship, prayer and discussion. How to reach the thousands of refugees with our recordings was the main topic of conversation.
Two days later Kenny flew to Nairobi, Kenya for team meetings with our Canadian director David and the teams from Kenya and Tanzania. This was also a great time of fellowship and learning about the work there. It is planned to help the Tanzania office as a GRN base and to have trained recordists and distribution outlets.
Many recordings are needed there with most of the Swahili preachers not able to reach the many villages in their own local languages, thus the need to get recordings into their own mother tongue. Our team in Kenya is lead by Winston. Our Kenyan recordists Boaz and James have done lots of work there in often difficult circumstances It was also great to meet Walter and Margaret in the Kenyan office. The Team from Tanzania are Godsave, Beatrice and Deus. It was a first time for me to visit Kenya and a wonderful experience to see our teams there and the amazing work they do.
After Kenny arrived home from Africa on the 9th June and next day flew to Kosova with a team of eight people. This was another amazing time working with Victory Church with giving out humanitarian aid and visiting many poor families.
There is an incredible hunger for the things of God there. It was great to see the children's, youth and widows/ladies groups all growing in numbers and lives changed. Many of the families are from a Muslim background.
Our team loved being involved in all their meetings. As each time we go we still see much poverty and poor families struggling in tragic circumstances. We visited many families and listened to their stories and helped in any small way if we could to show God's love for them. We always had opportunity to pray for them.
We met Mona, who is in her 80s and has no pension. She collects drink cans on the streets for cash. A couple from our church send her a gift each month. She's lovely and so appreciative of any help offered.
We always work alongside Victory church in Gjakove, which is led by Faton and his wife Lena and their small team. They have so many requests for help every day and do a wonderful work there.
We flew back home on the 17th June and look back on these experiences over the past 6 weeks and Praise The Lord for His strength, provision and blessing over this time.
God Bless you and thanks for your love, encouragement and support.
God Bless and bye for now.
Kenny and Joan McKee