Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The Future Begins

Here We Go Ready or Not!
The two year prayer journey has come to an end. No, we haven't stop praying, in fact praying even more, but we have decided that God is calling us to Kenya full time. Kerry and I are now the Executive Directors of African Christian Outreach. ACO is a ministry that was started by Tom's parents in the early 70's in Kenya. The ministry focuses on Evangelism and Discipleship on College campuses across Kenya. We will be directing staff on 5 campuses spread around the country. Our new home (new to us, built in 1940's) will be in Nakuru, a city about 2 hours north of Nairobi. Sydney (7) & Nathan-Raegan (5) can't wait to see Zebras on the drive from Nairobi to Nakuru and meet their new big brothers and sisters involved in the college ministry.

The next few months (May & June) will be filled with trying to get everything ready to go. Can you help? Of course you can!
First - We could use your prayers!
Pray that our transition to Kenya is as smooth as possible.
Pray that our work visa issues are resolved quickly
Pray that our fundraising goals are met
Pray for health, sweet goodbye's to family, friends and students at Valley Ranch Baptist
Second - We could use your muscle & mind!
Tom will be packing the house, a container with all our things and who knows what else the first part of May
Kerry will be trying to figure out what to take, how much to take and how to get it all together.
If you want to help, want to visit or just want to watch, we'd love to have you!
Third - We could use your money!
No way around it, so I'll just say it. It takes finances to run the day to day ministry, it takes finances to get the Stickney family there, and it takes finances to fill and ship the container.

Tom's last day as Valley Ranch Baptist Student Pastor will be May 31st. We will be traveling to Arkansas, Missouri, Ohio and points in between during June seeing friends and raising support. We'd love to stop bye and see you if we're in your neck of the woods!

We are in the process of building our site. So an online donating tab will appear soon. ACO is a registered 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization. So all donations are tax deductible.


  1. Kerry, I'm so glad you have a blog and I promise to follow it regularly and to support you and your family, prayerfully and otherwise, diligently throughout your adventures. Love y'all, Ab

  2. if you are up in NW Arkansas.. give me a shout.. email me some support stuff..