Archive for January, 2009

Out for lunch…

Well not exactly lunch, more like 90 lunches (and hopefully other meals along the way).

This is the night before the big trip, and I wanted to say thank you.  Thank you for all the encouragement, love and support… not to mention money!  This mission trip to Kenya would not be at all possible without all of my family and friends, my brothers and sisters in Christ.

Also, I want to ask for your prayers.  Pray that I’ll be safe.  Pray that I’ll be effective in sharing the Gospel, sharing God’s love.  Pray for my team.  Pray that God would make a way for us to minister to as many people as possible, to love as many orphans, to look after as many widows, to pray for as many sick as possible. 

Thanks guys so much… and I’ll be sure to fill you in on everything I can when I get back in a few months!  See you in 3 months!

T-Minus 5 Days and counting

Hello again blogosphere.  It’s been a while and I apologize. 

I’ve been ramping up for the biggest trip of my life to date.  Right before Christmas 08 I traveled to Arkansas to be with family, and I’ve been here for the past several weeks.  My Dad was gracious by allowing me to work with him during this time.  It has been great.

I’ve been seeing all the friends in Arkansas that I’ve missed and missing all the friends in California I’ve been “not seeing;”  Working 12 hour days with Dad and chillin all weekend up in Fayette-nam.  I was with my whole family over Christmas.  I saw my old roommates sell out a show in Fayetteville on New Year’s.  I was able to speak to my old youth group.   I saw snow.     Gosh, it has been a great few weeks. 

Also I’ve been getting ready for the Kenya trip.  It’s all I think about.  Endless lists of supplies and last minute errands I’ve been thinking of… vaccinations, mosquito nets, flashlights, canteens, journals, cameras, etc…. and all in one bag and a carry on.  I did a mock-packing session last night and fit everything in my bag to weigh 45 lbs! (50 lbs is the limit).  I’ll be taking my guitar too-  playing worship in East Africa. 

I just wanted to drop a line to say hello and thanks to all of you for your support: your prayers, your giving, your encouragement.  I would not be able to go on this trip without your contributions… so thank you!  And know that although I’m going in person, you are actually going by giving to the cause.  I’m going as an extent of your ministry. 

If you want to write me a letter or send a postcard (please no care packages because they cost me to receive and often never reach their destination) while I’m in Kenya, here is the address:

Adventures In Missions
Attn:  Kenny Liles
P.O. Box 21347
Nairobi, Kenya 00505
East Africa

And if I get to post an update online while I’m there it will be somewhere around this website:

http://09ke0122rl3.myadventures.org/

So keep in touch!  Please be praying for me while I’m gone… and know that I miss you all!