The Shelby Family

Loving Life in Kenya...

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We have been serving the Lord as BIMI missionaries in Kenya, East Africa since 1997!  We are happy for the opportunity to serve Him here, and we thank Him for every blessing to our family & ministry.  This is a blog of some of our personal family happenings, and in short - our Shelby Summaries!


Election Results May Elicit Strong Response - News from the US Embassy Nairobi

This is to inform U.S. citizens in Kenya that on March 9, 2013, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission declared Uhuru Kenyatta the winner of Kenya’s presidential election.  The U.S. Embassy in Nairobi has received reports of violence in Kibera, Kisumu, and Kakamega.  The police are responding; however, these demonstrations could spread or erupt elsewhere with little or
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March 9, 2013 - Update/Kenyan Elections

Dear Praying Friends and Family,We are doing well, and we want to say thank you to all who have been praying for our family and for the country of Kenya during the election process. This morning, Saturday, March 9th, at around 2:30 AM the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) finished tallying the results for the Kenyan Presidential Elections which took place on Monday, March 4th.
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March 5, 2013 - Update/Kenyan Elections

Dear Praying Friends and Family,We are doing well, and we want to say thank you to all who have been praying for our family and for the country of Kenya during the election process. Yesterday, Monday, March 4th, the Kenyan people turned out in very large numbers to cast their votes. There were some some places where there was some violence (Mombasa/Coast Province, Northeastern Province, and in the
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February 28, 2013 - Update/Prayer Request

Dear Praying Friends and Family,We are doing well, and we are preparing for the upcoming Kenyan Presidential Elections. We are writing to you all to ask you to pray with us about these upcoming elections on Monday, March 4th. We are praying for a peaceful election process and for things to remain peaceful after the new President is sworn into office. Please pray with us concerning this matter.During
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February 28, 2013 - Update/Prayer Request

Dear Praying Friends and Family,We are doing well, and we are preparing for the upcoming Kenyan Presidential Elections. We are writing to you all to ask you to pray with us about these upcoming elections on Monday, March 4th. We are praying for a peaceful election process and for things to remain peaceful after the new President is sworn into office. Please pray with us concerning this matter.During
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October 2012 Prayer Letter

Dear Supporters and Friends, October 2012We want to thank you for your prayers and support for our family, and our ministries that God is continuing to bless. Over the last few months it has been very busy, and it has been difficult to get a letter out. Electricity and internet have also been a problem in trying to get a letter
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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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Anything is possible with God

September last year there was a terrorist bombing in Kampala, Uganda, which killed about seventy-six people during the World Cup final. Al-Amin Kimathi one of the suspects of the thirty-eight that were arrested for the bombing was released from his charges of murder and terrorism on September 24, 2011. Most of those still on trial are charged with terrorism, murder, attempted murder, and the consideration
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Sports can be a moulder of character. (By Breanne)

Sports can be a molder of character if one lets it do its work. One of the most important qualities that can be derived from sports is teamwork. I learned the lesson of teamwork a few years ago, as we played soccer almost everyday. The team captains chose their own team members, another player, Faith, and I were not the best teammates; of course, they always put us on the same team! One reason
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Two Types of Cars (By Breanne)

Every car tends to have its own personality, this personality is what makes a Mitsubishi Pajero and an Izuzu Filly absolute opposites. First, our Filly, or more specifically, Momma's Filly, is a van that is always clean, neat, and white; it is quite spacious too. Of course one would not expect a man's vehicle to be neat, and it is NOT! Our Pajero (Daddy's car) has candy wrappers in the floor, old
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