We figured it was time to break our silence on the blog! This past year has been full of transition for us as we packed up our home in Malawi to come back to the States, had our son Ezra in June and have been spending this year fundraising and preparing to move to Kijabe, Kenya in July to serve with Africa Inland Mission.
At the end of our third year in Malawi at African Bible College, we felt clearly that the Lord was moving us on to something else. We began to apply to Rift Valley Academy which is located in Kijabe, Kenya and therefore began the application with Africa Inland Mission (AIM) which provides all the missionaries that serve at the school. AIM’s primary objective as a mission organization is to promote ‘Christ Centered Churches Among all African Peoples with a priority for the unreached’. We were appointed as missionaries with AIM in August, and since then have been working on fundraising and preparing to serve with them in July 2019.
We will be serving at Rift Valley Academy (RVA), which is a boarding school in Kijabe, Kenya that provides education to missionary kids. RVA was founded in 1906, and has been providing a quality, Christ-centered education to children of missionaries since then. It provides a framework of education that furthers the mission of AIM and the spread of the gospel around Africa as missionary families are able to continue on in ministry knowing that their children have a quality educational option.
Our ministry at RVA will be two-fold; supporting current mission work across Africa and investing in the next generation of missionaries and gospel-bearers at the school. We will have the opportunity to teach, mentor and disciple students in a Christ-centered environment where students are challenged both educationally and spiritually. We are looking forward to building relationships and enabling the work of missionary families across Africa as our family serves at Rift Valley Academy.
So that brings us to today! For the past 6 months we have been working on reaching our fundraising goals, and we are now approaching our fundraising deadline of May 5th! So, for the next 40 days, we are looking to reach our fundraising goal by raising our last 2,500/month in monthly support. We would love for you to be a part of our monthly support team. If you would like to help us meet our goal, you can go here to give! https://usgiving.aimint.org/missionary/1021920 .
Here are some links to more info on where we will be serving. As always…let us know if you have any questions or want to know more. We would love to chat with you!
Love, Dan and Miranda