Shelby family & Kenya 🇰🇪 Update:

The kids & I attended church here in Kisii, & We had a really good service. Pastor Andrew preached on bearing one another’s burdens. The alter was full.2018 seemed to get off to rough start for our church here, but the trials are drawing all of closer together in a spirit of unity that we have not experienced here before. When the leaders were discussing the theme for our new year & chose “Striving
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November 2017 - January 2018 Update

Printable Version (PDF)Thank you for your prayers for the country of Kenya and our family during these past few months.  We are writing to you today with a quick update since we have been delayed in getting a regular Prayer Letter sent out to everyone. We do apologize for being late on our normal communication with you, your family, and your church.  This is not a regular Prayer Letter, but
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Orphan Ministry Update

Printable Version (PDF)Orphan Ministry Update Over the last year we have needed to re-evaluate our orphan ministry and upgrade some things according to the current needs of the children. We have finished most of the work on the fencing and are doing maintenance and repair on some of the buildings. We also needed to get new mattresses, blankets, and mosquito nets for all of the children. We have used
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A great Sunday in Sidundo!

We had a great day at church last Sunday at Calvary BC in Sidundo Village. The building was FULL & we had 3 first time visitors & 1 lady accepted Christ as her Savior!Bible College got off to a great start today as well. Keep Calvary BC in the Village of Sidundo in your prayers!There is so much potential outreach from this 1 church, pray that we take the steps that God wants us to go in next.
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Camp singing 🎤!

Camp singing 🎤!Link to video BELOW:Camp Singing SidundoLink to video BELOW:Camp Singing Sidundo 2
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Youth Camp out in the Village Update!

We had over 55 teens, and were 7 saved out in the village, despite the devil's attempts to stop things! So we praise the Lord for HIS goodness!
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Water day fun!

Water day fun at Youth Camp & a practical joke!Link to video BELOW:Water Fun Day
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First Day of Youth Camp in Sidundo

Opening day of Youth Camp at Calvary BC in Sidundo village!Choosing up some Teams for the week of Fun & Teaching/Preaching from God's Word.Link to video BELOW:1st Day of Camp in Sidundo Village
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October-November 2016 Prayer Letter

Printable Version (PDF)Dear Praying Friends and Faithful Supporters, October-November 2016What an amazing God we serve!  We just want to Celebrate God’s Faithfulness! It is an exciting experience to serve the Lord on the mission field.  I would choose nothing else for mine and my family’s lives to have meaning as a Christian who wants to serve God.  There are
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January-February 2014 Prayer Letter

Printable Version (PDF)Dear Prayer Supporters, Happy New Year from the Shelby Family. We have had a very busy ending to 2013 and the starting of 2014. God has blessed in many ways, and we are excited about His work for this New Year. Abigail is finishing her last semester of 12th grade, and she will going back to the USA to graduate with our home church’s school graduation in
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The Nile Monitor

This is similar to the critter that we found on our church property in Sidundo. A Nile Monitor Lizard at least 6-7 feet long. Not sure exactly because it is still there. Some of the students went after it with a machete and cut two feet of its tail off (so now I guess it would only be 4-5 feet long).There are others that have been seen burrowing down under some of the ten or so termite mounds on
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