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

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.

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May Update: Pahtyana is in the US, what a surprise!!!

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PRAYER REQUESTS:
– Pahtyana safe travels back to Kenya on June 8th
– Family will make it without mommy for the next couple of weeks.
– Girls will adjust well to their summer routine.
– Pray for trainings, that God would continue to fan the flame of ministry.
– Pray God would continue to lead the designing and implementation of the 6 month “Disciple Makers” coarse we will prototype in August.

PRAISES:
-The video is full of incredible testimonies!
– Colin has had his medical procedure and we are waiting to hear the results so he can join us in Kenya soon.
– David’s mum has had surgery and she is recovering well.  She is still in pain, please keep her in your prayers.
– Praise God several dear partners gave financially to help us replace our engine in our car!  Thank you very much.

PARTNERING and WALKING WITH US:
– If you have a heart for this ministry and want to l
earn more about partnering and alking alongside us in ministry, please click here to learn more.
– If you would like to financially support our family & ministry either monthly or with a one-time gift please click here:


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Click Here: to see a beautiful photo album of our family & ministry.

FLOODS, FIRES and FEET – August 2014 Update

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 2014- Gearing up for Ministry!

PRAYER REQUESTS:
– Ellyana starts school on August 14th, pray her transition will be smooth
– We officially start ministry in August, please cover us in prayer during this season
– One of our partners has been diagnosed with bladder cancer and we are asking all our partners and friends to join us in praying that the Lord has an amazing testimony and brings peace to this family in this season.

PRAISES:
– We are no longer negative in our monthly budget! Our friends at two churches and some wonderful partners have felt led from the Lord to increase their giving to make up the $600 a month shortfall. Also, some individuals were moved to give a bit extra this past month and made up all the shortfall we had since moving to Kenya. Thank you for praying and thank you for being a part of a testimony! Please join us in telling God, “Thank you!”

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CLICK HERE: To play with a fun interactive Google Map with pictures and see where we traveled and where ministry took place in July.

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CLICK HERE: To see a photo album of July 2014


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

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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The Moores & the Ministry… in a Nutshell

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

 

Never Late for a Divine Appointment- Part III

Connecting Around the WorldLooking back over the past couple of years of the journey towards Kenya that we’ve been on, it’s amazing to see God’s hand in it all, evidenced greatly in the timing of the divine appointments we’ve had. In our quest to share the testimony of all God is accomplishing in Kenya and the role He has called our family to play, we’ve had the opportunity to meet with hundreds of people. For each of those appointments, we’ve seen the Lord accomplish various purposes. Some of which were evident immediately, some of which were not. As we’ve leaned further and further into the Lord as the season has worn on, we’ve become less and less concerned with the immediate evidence of purpose for each meeting and learned to rely more and more on trusting the Lord in His unfolding plans. Hard at first to do, but over time easier to live out.

One of the greatest examples of this has been in the divine appointments we’ve found ourselves a part of over the past couple of months. The Lord has shown His faithfulness to us in a series of meetings beginning in May connecting us to a network of house churches throughout Colorado. Interestingly enough, it’s a network we’ve felt called to connect with for over a year and have tried to twice before, with no further open doors. In frustration and disappointment, we thought the Lord was directing us elsewhere. But then in May, the door opened again and we walked through it out of sheer obedience with no hope of anything coming from it. However, the Lord had been at work all along in the background preparing the way. As one meeting led to introductions that led to other meetings and introductions, we found ourselves meeting a gentleman named,  John White and praying about an invitation to attend an international conference for an organization called Luke 10 that was set to take place in 4 days time. We had babysitters, cleared schedules and cost to address and within 2 days all had seamlessly been taken care of! We knew God was up to something big.

So we ventured up the mountain brimming with excitement and curiosity at what our big God was doing, all the while having learned from times past to leaveLK10 International Fall 2013 Conference defined expectations at the door to make room for the unexpected. What we found was a weekend full of divine appointment after divine appointment. We unearthed a hidden gem in this wonderful organization and discovered God had been speaking and moving here in much the same way He has been speaking and moving in Kenya! As we leaned into this further, we also discovered not only a family here, but a deeper call for us in ministry. A call to a unique partnership!

This partnership began to unfold as the weekend continued on. We found first, common ground within the LK10 community and second, a united desire to see these life-changing principles take flight around the world. It is our belief at this time, that part of our call is to help bridge our ministry in Kenya with the LK10 ministry here in the States!

In addition to this discovery, we also became acquainted that weekend with an organization called House2House, which is a national network aimed to resource and connect churches of a simple/more organic focus. We met it’s director, Ken Eastburn and found ourselves immediately a part of a divine appointment! As we both shared a unique, God-given vision to see mission trips between house churches around the world, we felt the Lord moving us to partnership. Though at this point, we don’t know the details of what that looks like, we are moving forward one step at a time, as the Lord provides direction.

We are thrilled to be exploring what God intends with this connection and are excited to be featured in House2House’s monthly magazine and e-letter this month!! Click here to listen to our interview with Ken! Click here to read the e-letter! Our prayer is that the Lord would use this newly forged partnership to continue bringing to fruition the many unfolding purposes He has for our family and the ministry!

Ahh, the warm rays of 60%

60 percentWe are excited to announce that we have reached 60%!!!! This is a huge milestone because we have really crossed the threshold now. From this vantage point, we only have 40% more to raise before our family can board that plane and then step foot finally into our beloved, Nairobi!

Join us in celebrating this wonderful milestone and giving praise to our amazing Heavenly Father for bringing this about. We now have just a little ways to go!! It makes such a difference to realize that you’ve already raised what is left before you. Takes the pressure off a bit. ;o)

Can’t wait to fly past the next milestones and at loooong last be on our way!

One Step Forward, Three Feet Down

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This spring has been one of intense spiritual, personal and relational growth for both Clinton and I. As we’ve been diligently calling people, having meetings and walking through the doors God opens, we have felt that we move forward one inch at a time in this season. Somewhat like “one step forward, two steps back”, except that we know God is moving us closer and closer to Kenya every day. So, no backwards movement, but instead of leaping forward, it’s one step forward in building our ministry team and 3 ft. down in our spiritual development and growth.

It’s been a time of restoration and rebirth. Restoring relationships from the past and giving them new life that will last for the years and distance to come! It’s been a time of deep spiritual awakening in both of us, much like this spring season has been. As the snow has come and come, shrouding any evidence of new life from our view, we’ve had to cling to the hope that much is taking place beneath the surface. Then at its given time, we will witness a vibrancy and abundance of color and life springing forth, the beauty of God’s creativity and wonder, beholding its splendor all summer long.50 percent

We believe the end of this small season is very near and that we are entering into a fresh season of abundance and breakthrough in building our team. We are excited to share a recent milestone of not just reaching but quickly surpassing 50%!!! We know the remaining amount will prove to be a much swifter process for us than this first half. So much was accomplished in our family and in our walks with the Lord during that important time, that we now stand on that foundation and move with joy forward into the reality of the next season God is preparing for us!!

Join with us in faith and prayer, as we see this come to pass this summer!

As we have done all along, we rejoice in your partnership with us and presence in our lives. We know this journey has been unlike any other and we are so thankful for your friendship and support of all God is doing to get us to the field and all He is preparing even now for when we arrive!

 

In His Service, 

P, C, E&e

Hello, 35!

35%One blessing so far this year is that we’ve reached 35% and the momentum is building! The Lord has also been opening up some interesting doors for us to continue sharing our story and building our team.

This coming weekend we will give the message at the Saturday night and Sunday morning services at my (P’s) home church, NorthRock Foursquare Church in Thornton! Pastor Jeremy has been doing a series on what it means to be “All In” in your faith and has asked us to share our testimony of this past year to close out the series. We are honored and excited! We know God has something wonderful planned for this weekend and we can’t wait to be a part of it! If you’d like to come and hear us, the service times are Saturday, 6pm, and Sunday, 9am and 11:oo am. Click here for more information.

Treading Softly

As we’ve been having these meetings, I’ve been consistently reminded of a passage in the devotional, Jesus Calling. It says, “Learn to listen to Me even while you are listening to other people. As they open their souls to your scrutiny, you are on holy ground.” This has spoken to me over the past few months. The idea that people’s souls are holy ground is so stirringly beautiful and is a poignant reminder to always tread softly when welcomed in. It is an absolute privilege to not only get to share our hearts and calling with others but to be privy to theirs. In these times we’ve experienced the sweetness of the Holy Spirit as He unites us and calls us each to something beyond ourselves.