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

Loki Move Status Update

September 22nd is the day!  Months of work has brought the Lokichoggio house close to completion.  Repairs to the roof and ceiling, tile covering the cement floor, and half of the new windows that will seal the house from unwanted visitors and keep cool air in are done.  Renee and Ian love the color their new rooms have been painted (light purple for Renee and sky blue for Ian) and have their wall posters ready to make it their own.  Renee excitedly commented, “This is the first bedroom I've been able to paint the color I want!”

Yes, we said half the windows…the remainder will go up on our flight and Joel will install them.  There is still a lot of work to be done to make it home, but our Loki team needs flight relief ASAP.  The rest will be done once we get there.


Solar panel array on the roof

Solar Project:
Is up and running!  Thanks to the brilliant planning of Joe Wagnell (a fellow AIM AIR avionics tech) and his US friend, Jonathan, the house is wired to run exclusively on solar power.  The work-team also included a longtime friend of Joel’s parents (here visiting his kids and grandkids), who joined us in preparing the house.  Thank you so much for your hard work.  Thank you to those who donated to the solar projects (and thanks to an additional donation, we will also have solar hot water!) From the bottom of LaReina’s mom/person responsible for keeping the house going heart, thank you.   

Joe, the mastermind behind it all

Vehicle Project:
Is getting close!  We still need $7,500 to finish paying for the vehicle.  Praise report:  our Subaru had sold without even advertising it, which left us a little concerned about finances and being without a vehicle for our remaining time in Nairobi and up in Loki.  We were BLESSED to find a suitable vehicle and BLESSED that dear friends were able to give us a short-term loan to fill the gap.  God’s timing is perfect.  The truck needed some repairs that were able to be rectified while in Nairobi (and the seller has agreed to cover the work!) 

September 15-21st:  Joel’s wrapping up his Kenya Instrument Rating next week and we are packing what we need for 2 months.  We are scheduled to return to the Nairobi area for a week and a half at the end of November for AIM conference.  At that time, we will have a better idea of what furniture and household items we want in Loki, and will spend a week in our Nairobi house designating our things either for truck transport to Loki or for sale.  There currently is furniture and basics in the house to get us started.

September 22nd:  Loading the Caravan plane with our fridge, washer, electronics, some kitchen essentials, home-school books, personal items, 3 cats, and breakables; followed by our long-awaited 3 hour flight to Loki.  Our vehicle will remain in Nairobi for a bit until we figure out timing to get it up north.

September 23rd on:  Getting settled, continuing home-school, figuring out rural life, Joel getting in the air ASAP.  Figuring out what house projects have priority.

Thanksgiving Week:  Traveling back to Nairobi for conference.  LaReina has been asked to speak at the “Following the Holy Spirit” session.  Please pray for Holy Spirit guidance/clarity for what to share (insert smile for irony).  What a blessing to spend Thanksgiving with friends, have time to pack the remainder of our things, and officially say “Goodbye” to Nairobi.  God has been so gentle with our hearts in this journey and continues to do so.

Another New Chapter Begins…

Thank you so much for all the support and prayers you have already directed our way.  It is an honor to serve here in Africa in partnership with you.  We will continue to rejoice in the victories for the Kingdom we have seen and those to come.

Jonathan putting the final touches on the Solar System

Gerry adding outlets to the rooms.

It was not the heat or claustrophobia that got me.  It was the arachnophobia!

Renee's 12th Birthday. Her favorite gift was a bag of Jelly Bellies that friends brought from the States.

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. 

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- Loki house is almost complete.
- Renee enjoyed her 12th birthday on September 8th!
- Unexpected gift for solar hot water.

- Thank you to those who have contributed to the vehicle fund.
- God's spiritual coverage over us during this time.
- 15 wonderful years of marriage as of September 11th!


15 years of wonderful marriage!

Prayer Request:

- Wise discernment and family unity as we pack this week.
- Continued peace as we transition to Loki.
- Restful sleep.

- Team unity in Loki. We will be joining a fantastic family that we look forward to partnering with.
- Please cover LaReina, Renee and Ian on September 22nd as we see Loki and northern Kenya for the first time.
- Remaining vehicle finances.

Ian is learning to make bows.  Might come in handy in Loki.

How to help with the Vehicle Project

Step 1: Pray (Most important Step)
Step 2: If you feel lead to contribute financially there are several options.

Option 1: Online with a Credit Card either one-time gift or regularly.  Simply Click Here.  This is a very secure online option.

Option 2: Mail a check directly to AIM made out to Africa Inland Mission with a separate note stating that the gift is for Joel and LaReina King Vehicle Project.

Mail to:

Africa Inland Mission
Attn: Receipting Department
P.O. Box 3611
Peachtree City, GA 30269-7611

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