An update from Joel and LaReina King and their ministry in Africa. Please read below as God's plan for this family unfolds.
Joel and LaReina King


What brings you joy today?
But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 
Luke 2:10-11

Merry Christmas!  We pray you are enjoying this beautiful, festive season and are experiencing the joy that life in Jesus has to offer.

Joy for us is…

Learning Swahili with Doreen our language helper and seeing  joy sparkle in the National’s eyes as they see us earnestly trying to learn their language (okay … sometimes the sparkle comes with laughter, but it’s still joy!). We are in week 4 and will continue until the end of January.

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Keeping the equipment God has given AIM AIR safely operating and serving those who serve.  Joel went in a couple afternoons after language this past week to help inspect and return to service the Caravan and 206. South Sudan is on the verge of a civil war and these airplanes are desperately needed to evacuate those serving in ministry in that area.  Please pray for this situation as it is very volatile at this time.

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Seeing that a loving heart, a listening ear, and being willing to step into the lives of those God brings in our path goes a long way…

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Joy is loving the creatures God has made and put under our care.  Kibebe (Princess in Swahili) was sleeping in our backyard a few weeks ago.  She was so weak she had lost her meow.  A few meals later she found her meow, then her purr.  She’s now our adopted mouse/rat trapper.  She’s way cuter than the spring loaded variety, safer than poison, and we don’t have to dispose of the bodies (of mice, of course!)

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And finally, Joy is Family!  Our family, and our family in Christ (which is all of you!)  We want to thank all of you who played a part in getting us to Africa to be able to experience these joys.  We pray we can continue to spread Jesus' Joy to all those we come in contact with.

Merry Christmas!  We Pray you continue to see and thank God for His blessings everywhere this Christmas season!
Joel, LaReina, Renee and Ian
P.S.   For a sneak peek into “What’s Next”, we will be driving to the "Out of Nairobi" base in Arua, Uganda December 27th to January 6th for a Vision Trip.  PLEASE KEEP US IN YOUR PRAYERS AT THAT TIME.  We will be caravanning with one of the families (Mike and Ana Palmiter) based out there for safer travels, but prayers are what will keep us safe!  Also pray that the Lord will lead us to and make it very apparent where He wants us to be based.

We continually Praise God for our prayer and financial team.  If God has laid on your heart to be a part of this and what He is doing in Africa through us, please respond to this email with your interest.  Or simply visit Kingsinafrica. There are always needs to operate in a 3rd world country and unexpected expenses that arise.  We would love to share these specific needs with you.

Joel, LaReina, Renee and Ian King
PO Box 21171
Nairobi, 00505, Kenya

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Thank you for your continued prayer support! Prayer protects us, guides us, and keeps our hearts aligned with His. 

For more information on how you can financially support our ministry, simply reply to this email or visit KingsinAfrica.


- Joel finishing his maintenance orientation.
- Finishing the Cessna 206 rebuild and it being able to be put into service.
All of you who have stood with us as we serve our Lord and Savior here in Kenya.
- Thank you to all of you who have been financially supporting us and those who have sent a little extra.  Our monthly support has dropped a little and it helps to make up the difference.  Thank You!

Prayer Request:

- Please pray for our trip to Arua, Uganda.  This is a vision trip for us to see if this is where God would have us serve next.  We will be traveling between December 27th and January 6th.  Please pray for safety on the road as it is a 3 day trip each way, and also that all our hearts would be open to the Lord's direction.
- The unrest in South Sudan.  We serve a number of missionaries and ministries in this area.  Please pray for this situation and for safety in evacuating these people if it comes to that.
- Language acquisition.  Be praying that we will be able to continue to absorb this new language and be able to effectively communicate with our Kenyan brothers and sisters.
- Joel will be starting the conversion process for his Kenyan Commercial Licence.  We pray this will go smoothly and he will be able to pass the exams on the first attempt.

If anyone would like to send us letters or Christmas Cards, we would love to hear from you.  (Hint Hint)  Please use the address above.  Also please let us know how we can pray for you and your families along with praises you have experienced.
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