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We’ve Launched Something Very Exciting…

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FAMILY Update:

Watch a short update about our family and see our kids walking with animals.


MINISTRY Update:

Hear the update about our trainings and the exciting launch of our new ministry website and online community.

To experience our new ministry website click: www.CellKenya.org

Please leave a short encouragement or comment to let us know what you think.


Praises & Prayers:

Praises

  • Join us in thanking God for safe travels to all of our training regions in Kenya.

  • Join us in thanking God for a refreshing time at our annual SIM Spiritual Life Conference.

  • Join us in thanking God for providing us a strong team to be doing ministry with.

Prayer Requests

  • Join us in praying that God would continue to keep our family healthy and safe as we get through the rainy season.

  • Join us in praying for more open doors and Kenyans who are eager to join our training team.

  • Join us in praying for Clinton as he continues to work on a new book about the Values of Living as a Disciple.

  • Join us in praying for Pahtyana as she continues to work on developing some excited writing projects, to be unveiled soon! 
  • Join us in praying for our girls that they would finish the school year well (beginning of June) and adjust to the changes that summer vacation and traveling friends will bring. 

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Getting Back to Kenya

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We’ve been asked by a few of our partners to provide a practical understanding of things we are raising support for. Below, are a few examples. If there is a specific area below that sparks your heart, you can click here or on the item itself to set up monthly support.

  • Ministry Support Needs: 
    • $35/mo. Sponsors an individual training for one church
    • $65/mo. Sponsors one Disciple Makers Class
    • $100/mo. Provides all gasoline needed to travel to trainings
  • Personal/Family Support Needs:
    • $30/mo. Housing essentials
    • $60/mo. Helps covers our medical costs while in Kenya
    • $100/mo. Helps to provide school fees for Jolie to start Kindergarten in Aug.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you are interested in partnering with us and would like more information about what that looks like, please click here.

If you would like to connect with us personally, please email us at: clinton.more@sim.org.

Thank you! 

Home Assignment 2016

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kenya-map-push-pin-57686274Well, it is hard to grasp the fact that we are already on Home Assignment! As so many of our friends and family have remarked, it seems like yesterday that we were saying our good-bye’s and boarding the plane to Kenya.

Yet, here we are. Roughly 2 years down, so many new relationships and friendships forged and so many incredible testimonies of God’s faithfulness to share. We’ve been back for over a month and a half and it’s been a delight to get to share these with many of our partners already!

Some of our time in the States is going to be spent resting up a bit, spending much-needed time with family, visiting with our beloved partners-who have been so instrumental in making all of these testimonies a reality (!!)– and continuing to share our story with others as the Lord opens doors.

GuideBook coverGod blew the lid off of our expectations in this first term, with all of the additional ministry opportunities for both Clinton and Pahtyana, and directing us to write a book and launch a School of Discipleship! He not only established our footsteps but He faithfully expanded the borders of our territory. We’ve trained further throughout Kenya than we ever expected to in this first term, and have had more opportunities to reach people than imagined. We are praying for the same thing here on Home Assignment. Let us explain…

It is our desire that we not just share and give while we’re “on the field” but even when we’re back, it is our desire to bring back encouragement to those who believed in us, invested in us, and supported us all the way. The testimonies that we carry with us are beacons of Hope and Truth that God’s Word stands, that what we read in the Scriptures, specifically the beauty of the early church in Acts is available to us today! That kind of engagement, that pure community, that investment in each other and the Kingdom…The testimonies we carry with us also bring Hope to those who don’t yet know about the power, the TRUE power of finding Christ –through relationship with others. 

As we continue to raise the support needed to return to Kenya in June and carry on the work, it is our heart to share this Hope with everyone God leads us to. It is our constant prayer that the words they hear will plant seeds of life within their hearts. The Family of God that we find within true discipleship with each other, is meant for each and every one of us. Not just in Kenya. Not just in America. But everywhere. So, it is our heart and passion to make this Truth known wherever we find ourselves.

So. Home Assignment 2016 has officially commenced for the MooreFour. We’ve been so blessed by the welcome we’ve received from everyone here and have loved every second of getting to share about what ALL has happened over the past two years.

Thank you, Lord for all that You’ve done and all that You are in our lives!

Thank you to our wonderful partners who have aligned themselves with what the Lord is doing in and through us and have helped to make this all possible!

Lastly, thank you to our new partners- you are now a part of an incredible team of people from around the world who believe in reaching beyond our own borders to bring Hope, to bring Light, to bring Love, to bring the Family of God to those who like us, are longing for something more!  Welcome! 

Sincerely,

C,P,E&e

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July Update – Launching the School of Discipleship and Publishing a New Book, WOW!

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Greetings from Kenya.  We are so excited to share our July update with you in a new format.  This month we have three shorter videos for you to enjoy; the first is an update on our family and the ministry, the second is a video about prayers and partners, and lastly we have an amazing testimony from one of the pastors we work with up country.  I know you will enjoy all of these videos and please let us know what you think about our new format.





GuideBook coverClick here to see a sample of the new book Clinton wrote for Kenyan pastors titled: The Guidebook to Transformational Cells – How to Equip and Release the Body of Christ Through Launching Small Discipleship Groups. disciple makers coverClick here to view a sample of the Disciple Makers workbook Clinton created. This gives a glimpse into the six month experience students will have as they experience not only how to become a Disciple but how to be a “Disciple Maker”


MooreFour PRAYER REQUESTS:

  • Pray that we would be able to raise $500 / month in ministry support and $400 / month in personal support or we may have to come back to the U.S. about 5 months early.  Please click here to watch a video to find out more.
  • Pray for Colin & Fey who started the CellKenya ministry in Kenya over 9 years ago.  Colin has had medical complications that have kept him from Kenya since October of last year.  We are praying for breakthrough and healing.

Partner PRAYER REQUESTS:

  • One of our partners recently passed away from cancer. Please join us in keeping her family in your prayers.
  • Two of our partners have recently come into hard financial times and may lose their farm. Please join us in covering them in prayer.

PARTNERING and WALKING WITH US:

If you would like to financially support our family & ministry either monthly or with a one-time gift please click here or call Cathy Pack, SIM’s Electronic Giving Coordinator at: 

1-800-521-6449 x1467

FLOODS, FIRES and FEET – August 2014 Update

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PRAYER REQUESTS:
– Adjusting to ministry and family schedules and trying to be intentional to set good boundaries to keep our family and selves healthy.
– Adjusting team dynamics as we join our ministry team.
– Clinton injured his shoulder moving sand bags, hoping it is minor and will heal itself, but going to have a doctor look at it this week.

PRAISES:
– Elly loves her new school and Jolie is adjusting very well.
– We got a new office for the ministry and are settling into the space very well.

PARTNERING WITH US:
If you have a heart for this ministry and want to learn more
about partnering and walking alongside us in ministry, please click here to learn more about partnering with us!

CLICK HERE: To play with a fun interactive Google Map with pictures and see where we traveled and where ministry took place this month.
CLICK HERE: To see a photo album of this month’s ministry and family moments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And the Date We’ve All Been Waiting for Is…

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March 3 imageWe are ELATED to announce that we have purchased our passage and will be moving to Nairobi, Kenya on March 3rd!! We have been walking down this road to Kenya for over 2 years and to be this close to the end (and the beginning) is pretty astonishing, truth be told. Along the way we have seen God show up in the most unusual ways and surprise us again and again with His faithful hand on our family. In that time we both have developed a pillar of faith in our hearts that will hold us high as we set out to answer the Call. In these 2 years we have had the rare and sacred privilege to meet with hundreds of people from varying backgrounds, hearing their hearts and catching glimpses of the wonders God is accomplishing in their lives. We are beyond blessed to be partnering with so many of them and are thrilled to be looking the future square in the face with these incredible brothers and sisters in Christ backing us.

Ministry Team in Nairobi

Ministry Team in Nairobi

WHAT WE ARE JOINING IN KENYA: We are tremendously excited to be joining a dynamic and tenacious team who has been in Kenya for the past 7 years bringing this ministry to life and setting it up for a bright future. Here are some of the incredible highlights they’ve recently sent us:

To date there are:

  • Over 3,000 Kenyans have attended leadership trainings
  • Over 300 home discipleship/leadership groups with over 2,500 Kenyans actively engaging in community development and growing deeper in their relationships with Christ
  • Over 10 churches have been planted
What is the impact of this you might ask? 
  • Kenyans building homes for Kenyans
  • Kenyans feeding Kenyans
  • Kenyans equipping and empowering Kenyans, who then will equip and empower Kenyans
  • Kenyans creating community and bringing the love of Jesus into their neighborhoods

Our team has told us they are adding more people and churches to the waiting list consistently and can’t wait for us to join them in March! For a snapshot of the ministry, click here.

Sorting for Kenya

Sorting for Kenya

WHAT WE ARE DOING NOW:  As you might guess we are focusing on logistics and getting our family ready to rebuild a new life halfway around the world full of adventure and incredible ministry. One of the tasks we are still working on is finding our last 10 monthly partners to reach 100% of our monthly goal as we’ll then be able to move. This equates to a remaining $900 a month.

We’ve broken this down into a fun graphic we call the “Yellow Brick Road to Kenya“. (See below). If you know of anyone who is passionate to see God’s people equipped and empowered to reach their communities with the Love of Christ, who might want to “grab a brick” please let us know. If you want to share the “Yellow Brick Road to Kenya” with anyone you can find it by clicking here.

If you want to join our partnership team, please let us know via email which “brick” you’d like to pick up and we will send you all the information you need or you can just click here.

WHAT WE NEED PRAYER FOR:  Here is what we would love for you to surround us in prayer for:

  • 10 more monthly partners so we can spend our time getting ready to move and helping our girls prepare for the transition.
  • Securing some additional large suitcases to pack our belongings in for the plane
  • That the process of transitioning and starting a new life and ministry in Kenya would draw us closer together as a family.
  • That the time we have left in Colorado would be a sweet and rich one with our friends and family. And that the Lord would fully prepare and comfort those in our close circles who will feel our absence (and vice versa).
  • That the Lord would provide some solid time for us as a family to reconnect and have some fun. It’s been an intense season with language school, Clinton working full time, securing partners, the holidays, etc. and we’d love to be able to have a little bit of down time as we close one chapter and gear up for a new one.

WHAT WE STILL NEED:

  • As mentioned previously we need large suitcases. We’ve been told for a family of four we’ll need about 20 of them total! Yikes!
  • We’ll need to make some final purchases before we head on out. So, if you know of any coupons or discounts at the following stores, we’d love to know about them and save where we can (Pahtyana’s favorite hobby and secret superpower): Kohl’s, Home Depot, The Container Store, Costco, Bed Bath and Beyond.

In closing we remain in awe of our God, looking back on His divine provision and presence. We look ahead knowing the immediate work still to be done and keenly anticipating the future that at long last is near.  

In Him,

Clinton, Pahtyana, Ellyana & Enjolie

Yellow Brick Road to Kenya

Click here to “Grab a Brick”!

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Answering the Question

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Asking Questions

Have you been wanting to be more of a part of what God is doing around the world in the coming year? Have you been asking Him to show you where to begin?

Do you want to have a direct hand in empowering people’s relationships with God, equipping them to become all He’s designed them to become and training them to do the same for those around them?

Do you want to see communities around the world tangibly impacted with the love of Christ through these individuals? 

If you’ve answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, then you are reading this for a reason.

There are people around the world who have been and currently are asking these questions. There are people around the world who sense God’s prompting to be investing in His purposes. There is also a ministry that God is using to answer those questions for many of those people. Click here to find out what it is.

Click here if you believe you’re here on this page for a reason and want to find out why.

 

 

The Final 15!!

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At the beginning of November we sent out an update on our family’s journey to get to Kenya. At the time we were at 63% and needed approximately 28 more partners to reach our goal of 100%, which then allows us to move forward and make travels plans. The responses to that email over the past few weeks have been downright amazing!!

We’ve been on this journey to join the team there equipping pastors and ministry leaders in discipleship for two years.  So, we are very excited to share that our current update as of today is  that we’ve reached 8383% of our monthly goal!! This means that we now only need (roughly) 15 partners by December 10th to begin making travel plans for January!!

We lastly wanted to share the INCREDIBLE news that we have 392 people who have joined our team to walk with us specifically providing prayer support! This is huge as we can do nothing without prayer! Thank you to all who are partnering in holding us up!

Please join us in praising Jesus for His faithfulness on this journey to see us through and bring such a powerful team together! Please also join us in asking Him to bring the final 15  soon!

  • For a snapshot of what exactly it is that we’re moving to Kenya to do and why we’re needed, click here.
  • Click here to become one of the final 15 and send us on our way!

Thank you for sharing in our joy and excitement at what has been happening and what is still yet to come!

 

 

The Moores & the Ministry… in a Nutshell

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NutshellSo, who are the Moores and what is the ministry all about in a nutshell? Here are the highlights and how to get around on our blog.

THE MINISTRY

We have been requested by Kenyan pastors and church leaders to facilitate in leadership development and coaching. This training equips them to establish small groups whose focus is on spiritual development and empowerment through discipleship. A main focus of these groups is to consistently impact the local community tangibly with Christ’s love and welcome people into God’s kingdom through real relationships.

THE NETWORK

We have been requested by Kenyan church leadership to assist in the creation and resourcing of a national multi-denominational network of likeminded ministries. These ministries all focus on community oriented discipleship and service and are dedicated to building up, equipping and releasing church leaders.

MINISTRY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Trained over 1,000 people in transformational discipleship ministry to date
  • Churches and ministries have experienced exponential growth and the ability to plant multiple ministries
  • Multiple requests from neighboring countries to receive training and build similar ministry networks
  • Over 300 churches in Kenya alone on a waiting list to receive ministry training and coaching
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Pahtyana, Ellyana, Enjolie, Clinton

THE MOORE FAMILY

Through our many years in pastoral ministry, we discovered a calling to discipleship. This first began for us as Youth Pastors working with our staff and students and eventually expanded as we helped launch a house church in 2008. The Lord ignited a passion in our hearts for training and discipling His church in it’s varying formats around the world and has given us many opportunities to cultivate our abilities and experience in this area.  In 2011, the Lord called us to international ministry in Kenya, working with the interdenominational missions agency SIM.  In March of 2014, we will move to Nairobi to begin providing leadership development and coaching for Kenyan pastors and church leadership. This training and coaching results in transformational ministries impacting their communities by bringing the love of Jesus Christ in very tangible ways.  We are thrilled to be joining Jesus in the powerful work of building the Kingdom of God and answering the call to, “Go and make disciples of all nations…”

MOORE FAMILY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Plan to join the SIM Kenya team March 3rd, 2014
  • Need roughly 10 more monthly partners before we can go
  • Click here for a breakdown of what this looks like
  • Click here to partner

Navigating our Blog: Click on the links below for more detailed information.

The Ministry

About Us

Partnership

Contact Us

 

Help Us Spread the Word!

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MegaphoneIf you would like to help spread the word about us, here are some great tools for you to download.  Just forward these on to the people you have in mind, and let us know when you do, so we can follow up with you or them (by your permission) in a couple of weeks.  If you would like additional info, email us and we’ll send you what you need!

If you’re wondering what you “should” say in an email, here is a sample you can copy and paste:

Dear __________,

We just wanted to take a moment to introduce you to our friends, Clinton & Pahtyana Moore. We are excited to be partnering with them and their ministry in Kenya! They have been requested by Kenyan pastors and church leaders to facilitate a unique and highly effective form of leadership development and coaching. The requested training is in how to establish small groups whose focus is on spiritual development and empowerment through discipleship. A main focus of these groups is to consistently impact the local community with Christ’s love and welcome people into God’s kingdom through relationships.

This ministry has been growing exponentially for the past seven years. By the last count, people from nearly 1,000 churches and organizations throughout Kenya have received Vision training! At least 300 of these churches have gone on to do the full training of community based small group discipleship. However, there are another 30 churches at some stage of training and coaching that have not been able to complete the training series. There is also over 1000 churches who have inquired or had someone attend a training but have not had the opportunity to complete the series. Most of the churches have been put on a waiting list for the rest of the year due to limited ministry personnel resources. Clinton and Pahtyana are preparing to move their family to Nairobi to join the team and continue this amazing work! 

 If you’d like to know more about this impactful ministry and how to help make this training available to the churches and pastors requesting it in Kenya, click on the attached flyer. We’d love to introduce you to this couple and to the ministry!

Thank you for your time. 

Flyers:  

Ministry One Sheet

About the Moores