February 2013 Update
Craig & Elaine Kennedy (1971)
We've been close to home for the month of January as the snow flies, and we've appreciated and enjoyed our closely-located supporting churches.
Birthdays in January & February— Craig turned 65 and Elaine 64 in Jan & Feb. Still healthy, we are looking forward to transitioning from formal missions with ABWE to connecting with people from our platform of farming as we retire from ABWE by end of April with a 'housing pension'. Pray with us as we plan toward this new endeavor as social security won't kick in until 2014. Thanks for standing behind us!
Project for East Asia—Elaine was thrilled to assist 'son' on a 'Good Soil' English version for the chronological meta-narrative for East Asia that was later translated into Mandarin and audio-taped within East Asia for team members. Looking forward to similar future projects!
Love Month & Furlough Project – All our major appliances are 15+ years old (refrigerator door does not stay tightly closed), so we are planning an upgrade before April 30, 2013. PRAY: Project 'O&P Appliances for Kennedy' will be much appreciated. Praise for a nice washer-dryer given to us!
We have accomplished winter projects around the house--1)hand-railing alongside cellar steps, 2)re-positioning of storage bins, 3)corner countertop to hold kitchen TV, 4)pushing back kitchen cabinets after removing one side of floor molding, 5)installation of 'craig's-list' dishwasher, 6)installation of heat vent under kitchen cabinet, 7)plastic over kitchen windows and door insulation (for winter warmth), 8) electrical work. We think this gets the list down to only 20 more small projects left to complete. Yippee!
We are enjoying the wood furnace for winter warmth and have cut some logs from our woods!
Forlough Ministry - Reporting continues
Furlough Schedule: Pray as we travel and as we minister to others
Feb 3-Calvary BapCh Fair Haven, NY
Feb 10-First BapCh Memphis,NY
Feb 17-First BapCh Marilla, NY
Feb 24-Andover BapCh, Baltimore, MD area
March 3-Grace BapCh Hazleton, PA
Mar 10-Mt.Top BapCh, Mt.Top, PA
Mar 24-Weekend for Bible BapCh, Shiremanstown Work Team @ Camillus, NY
Mar 31-Easter Sunday (home!)
Apr 4-7-Conference, Scipio BapCh, Scipio, NY (south of Auburn, NY)
Twin Brook Camillus Farm— all fence posts have been pounded in and we are waiting for Spring to string wire. February is the month for planning the garden and finalizing purchasing of seed (already done!) and considering fruit trees. We are also considering tapping an estimated 300 Sugar Maple trees and shipping to a local processor. Pray regarding the development of a Third World Farming Project that has been slowed up at the lawyer's office for far too long. We can't and won't say more until this develops.
Thank you for your continued partnership in missions and interest in us, your missionaries!
Craig and Elaine Kennedy
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