The LORD is Kind...The RVA Team GROWS!
Psalm 145:13 "Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom and your dominion endures throughout all generations. The LORD is faithful in all his words and kind in all his works."
In 2004 our sending church here in Louisville, KY sent us out to begin an evangelistic work among the unreached tribes of the Ramu in Papua New Guinea. This Wednesday night, Eric and Kimberly Kitchens and their family from this same sending church were prayed over and dedicated to the ongoing work of training the national villages churches in the Ramu Valley. Our hearts melt as we ruminate on the Lord's kindness to us and to the PNG tribal churches through the provision of this sweet family. What a KIND GIFT! Please join us in giving thanks for the Kitchen family who is willing to step out of their life here in America, join the tribal churches, and work with RVA to train the nations in order to reach the nations. Thank you for your prayers which are at work and have brought in more laborers to the field! Please continue to pray with us for the funds needed for building so that we can begin construction on the beautiful donated property soon!
We will have them write a short update in the coming week to tell you of the path the Lord has brought them on leading them to this point, but until then, here is a short introduction:
Eric Kitchens, BA, M.Div.
Eric has a BA and M.Div. and has worked as both a teacher and school administrator. He is an elder at our home sending church and is currently the manager of a large local furniture company. He has a heart for discipleship and is gifted in people and relationships, which we were able to see first hand during their visit to PNG last year. He also has a construction background and is able to manage building projects such as the RVA school. As their family makes the transition to Papua New Guinea, he will be taking on the dual role of project management along with Bill Housley (initial construction phase) and then School Administrator (once construction is complete).
Kimberly Kitchens, RN, BSN
Kimberly has worked for many years as a NICU night shift nurse as she homeschools her children. She is a gifted worker and will be an asset to training women in the community/local church and the students of RVA both in regards to domestic skills and medical education. She adapted easily to the PNG culture during her vision trip and loves people, which was evidenced in her easy connection with the women within the villages churches. Kimberly will be such a blessing to have on the RVA team.
Stay tuned next week for their personal stories of "Becoming PNG"
~By God's Grace & For His Glory~
The (growing) RVA Team