Week Eighteen

Followers Leading Followers!

The first week back from Paris was such a blessing.  It is so nice to have a healthy wife and mother again.  Eve is back in the swing of things and everybody is thankful she is well.  It is easy to be thankful for a blessing like her.

As for Scott, the first week back brought the beginning of a new service opportunity.  The church has asked Scott to participate on the church leadership team.  It is an honor to be invited and Scott is happy to help.  The leadership team is expected to exist only in the short-term.  The church is still young and doesn’t have elders yet so this group will continue to meet until the elder board is established.  When Scott was asked to join, we had to pray and seek out wise council as to the nature of Scott’s participation on the board.  Long story short, Scott has decided to join the leadership team but has elected to become a non-voting member of the team.

This post will be short and to the point.  Please pray for us.  Pray that as we decide direction for the church, that God would grant us wisdom and discernment.  Our hope is that this church will be firmly rooted in Christ, that it would be a witness of His glory in Albania, and that its members would grow in knowledge and wisdom.  Please pray that God would be glorified by our decisions as a leadership team and by our actions.

Thanks and God bless!

In love,

The Kemps

Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bondservant, and being made in the likeness of men.  Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.  For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.  (Philippians 2:5-11, NASB)

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