Erecting Humble Houses Of


The Lord Has been pouring out blessings in Kenya.  As we see the signs of the times in the daily newspaper, on the news, in our churches, and everywhere we look.  Our prayer is that we will all be faithful servants and that we will be ready to meet the Lord when He comes.

Last year began with an evangelistic series by Pastor Ivan Plummer in Etago Kenya.  Fifty-seven people were baptized at the close of these meetings and even more continued studying which led to additional baptisms throughout the year.  As a result of these meetings a new church group is meeting in Etago, land has been obtained and a new church building will be erected this year.  Over 150 people have been baptized this year in Kenya, and we just praise the Lord for what He is doing in the hearts of the people. 

“This money would erect humble houses of worship, something that the people really need, where they can meet to worship God. After an effort has been made in a certain place, do not leave that place without building a church. Then you must go farther.  A school building should be erected, and a school teacher employed to educate the children. Thus the whole community may hear the last message of warning.”

We should employ methods of work that are not transient. Every action should be done solidly, for time and for eternity.”  15MR 251

After reading the above admonition, we built four schools in Kenya, and a fifth will be started this year.  Over 600 children are currently attending these schools.   There will be greater effort to collect school fees this coming year to help offset some of the expenses of the teacher’s salaries, the text books, and the school upkeep.  It is a joy to attend worship at the schools and hear the children singing to the glory of God.

The orphanage at Ibencho, Kenya is doing well, it is a blessing to see the children growing in the Lord.  Waking up in the morning and hearing the children singing for worship at 6:30 AM gives us tremendous happiness.  A donor from the Czech Republic visited the project in Kenya over a year ago and he has requested that a second orphanage be built.  He has donated the majority of the funds for this project.  There will be additional expenses for equipment, and then there will be daily expenses for the workers and for the children’s needs.  The responsibility for training children is a very serious matter.  Please pray that the Lord will guide us to find the right people to work at the orphanage.  The workers currently have over 200 children on the list for the 100 bed orphanage.  They will evaluate the condition in which the children are living and attempt to select the ones who are in the direst need.

A home for widows opened at the end of 2013.  It is for older women who have no family to help them.  They went through a short period of adjustment—eating vegetarian diet and worshipping on Sabbath—but they are happy and doing well.  One of the widows said: “I am sure that I would have been dead by now if I were not living here.”  She went on to say she did not have proper food, had very limited clothing, slept on the floor and no one cared if she was sick.  This is another opportunity to be a witness to the community and to the families of these women.  Seven of the widows were baptized in 2014.

The medical missionary work is another area that has expanded this year and plans are under way to expand further.

“The work of health reform is the Lord’s means for lessening suffering in our world and for purifying His church. Teach the people that they can act as God’s helping hand, by cooperating with the Master Worker in restoring physical and spiritual health. This work bears the signature of heaven, and will open doors for the entrance of other precious truths. There is room for all to labor who will take hold of this work intelligently.”   CD 77

We hired a new manager for the Ibencho clinic.  Kenya has different training than we have here in the United States.  He would fit somewhere between a nurse and a doctor and he is very anxious to open lab facilities in Ibencho.  He has a friend that has lab training and they feel that the lab would be self-supporting once it is built and equipped.  The nearest lab is 30 miles away and that is too great a distance for people, most of whom have to walk.  We are hoping that we will be able to build the lab before next summer.  If the lab goes well we are also hoping to get x-ray equipment and to build a small hospital in the area.  Wherever we go, the workers and the community always request,  “Please, we need a hospital or  clinic.”

A Pentecostal group of 35 began to study the Sabbath and after taking Bible studies for several months were baptized along with their pastor and a church is being built for them.  Another 25 members are still studying with one of the Bible workers.  There is another group of former Sunday keepers in Springhill, a school has been built there for them and a church is being constructed as well.  There are six other groups that are waiting for churches to be built and another seven or eight groups waiting for worship shelters.  The shelter is just a metal roof over poles.  It protects them from the rain and the sun.

Last November we had a final events presentation showing how prophecy is being fulfilled with crime, corruption, wars, and rumors of wars.  Natural disasters are increasing, including fir, floods, and drought, and earthquakes.  Over 200 people attended these meetings, all walking from two to ten miles to attend.  These people live in very rural areas and do not have access to television, so seeing the presentation on the screen made it much more impressive to them.  Many people ask what they can do to be ready, so another presentation focused on the character of Christ and the need to be covered with His righteousness.  The response was overwhelming.  How we look for the day when there will be no more separation.  Our prayer is to meet many of these people in heaven.

Many are really perplexed to decide what gifts they can select that will give pleasure to those who are abundantly supplied with the good things of this life. Let the money usually expended for these gifts, flow into the Lord’s treasury. When tempted to purchase expensive ornaments, or other needless articles to please the eye and indulge the fancy, let every one ask himself, “Can I do this to the glory of God, or is it merely to please my friends?” How many, at the commencement of the New Year, consider their indebtedness to God while they are making their holiday presents?

RH January 4, 1881, Art. C,

Please remember all the projects that are mentioned….

Bill & Becky Humenuik