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Serving at Africa Nazarene University in Nairobi, Kenya.
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Russ and Carla Frazier

Stateside Address:
5005 Danby Drive
Nashville, TN 37211

Field Address:
P.O. Box 53067-00200
City Square Branch
Nairobi, Kenya

Phone:
+248 0705098594

Email Addresses:
jrussellfrazier@gmail.com
carlyfraz@gmail.com

Website:
www.frazierministry.com

Skype:
russ_frazier


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Graduation Ceremony, October 2016


























































Jane Wangui










 
 
























Seth and Chelsea

 








































































 

Merry Christmas!


We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!
 
Greetings from bright and sunny Nairobi where the current temperature is 76 degrees!  I’m sorry! I just had to rub it in a bit!
 
Africans often close out the calendar year with thanksgiving.  In fact, today we just completed a thanksgiving service at the University Church of the Nazarene.  It is time to pause and reflect.  Here are some things for which we are grateful:
  • We have been through a very busy period of our lives.In fact, it has been one of the busiest of my life! I have finished teaching classes, grading papers, reading theses, and attending meetings.I am glad to be finished with the work.Now, we move into the next trimester!
  • In September, ANU welcomed around 400 new students. Carla was very involved in processing the student registration for them.
  • In September, the Commission for University Education of Kenya has approved both the Doctor of Ministry and Doctor of Philosophy programmes at ANU. I am coordinating the D.Min. programme and I am pleased to have over 20 students in this programme.Many of the students in this programme of study are leaders across the continent of Africa; some are district superintendents, country coordinators, or field strategy coordinators.I am excited to be a part of training key leaders for the Africa Region of the Church of the Nazarene!
  • In October, ANU held its 19th graduation ceremony.Over 1,400 graduated on 28 October.We trust that they will promulgate the vision of the University: “What begins here transforms the world.”
  • In December, the East Field held a Leadership Conference which was sponsored by the Nashville First Church of the Nazarene.It was great to reconnect with friends, pastors, and leader across the field and great to meet new friends as well.
  • We have had a great team of volunteers arrive from the US and help in teaching, maintenance and other areas. We are grateful for helping hands and good friends!
  • We are grateful for you. Thanks for supporting and praying for us. May God richly bless you! We continue to pray for each church and each pastor that we visited during 2014.
From our house to yours, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!
 

Home Assignment


We plan to return to the States in June, July and August 2017.  We look forward to reconnecting with many friends and family during that time!
 
We have some open dates.  Here is our schedule at present:
  • June 4: Paducah, KY
  • June 5: Kentucky District NMI
  • June 11: Open
  • June 18: Brownstown, IN
  • June 19-June 29: General Assembly and Conventions
  • June 30-August 13: Open
  • August 20: Memphis (TN) Grace
  • August 27: Louisville Southeast Community
If you would like to schedule us for any of the open dates, please let us know. We are willing to go to any size church and will often schedule another service around the date to make it beneficial.  So, please let us know if you would like to schedule us.  For an updated schedule, please check the website schedule: http://www.frazierministry.com/schedule/.  Please contact us at jrussellfrazier@gmail.com.
 

She Came Early

She came early and stayed late.  I noticed.  Every Sunday morning, Jane came early to Sunday School.  I could always depend on her to be there to ensure that I could start the lesson on time.  I felt (and feel) the importance of starting on time; others would come and did come as they overcome the challenges that they face on Sunday morning.  Somehow Jane made it every Sunday – on time.
 
Soon, I asked her to serve as the secretary for the class. She recorded attendance and contacted absentees.  One Sunday when I was going to be absent, I asked Jane to substitute for me.  From all accounts, she did a great job in my absence. I began to ask her more and more to substitute for me. I shared my notes with her (since Sunday School materials are in short supply). I showed her the basic structure of a lesson and encouraged her to continue to contact absentees.  She didn’t need much direction from me really. Let me explain.
 
Jane had served as a teacher previously.  Though she has a very unassuming personality, she has had jobs in countries outside of Kenya and has recently been offered other jobs outside of the country. Recently, she was offered a job in Dubai, but because she turned down the first visa, she wasn’t granted a second request for a visa.  Later, she was offered a job in Berlin, Germany but she had loaned out her phone and didn’t receive the message requesting her to go to the embassy for the visa. These two “coincidences” were simply the providence of God. Later in August, God reminded her of his call upon her life to serve in ministry in her country, Kenya. She said yes to that call!

Following today’s thanksgiving service, she came to me and expressed her thanks to me for mentoring and encouraging her. She said, “I wanted to know that I am planning to begin my studies at the Nazarene Bible College of East Africa in January of 2017.”
 
How rewarding! How blessed!

Quick Trip - Wedding and Graduation


On May 7, our son, Seth, graduated from Trevecca Nazarene University. One week later, he and his fiancée, Chelsea Hughes, were married.  We were glad to be able to return to the States for these two important events. Congratulations to the newly married couple!

Our daughter, Rachelle, also graduated from Michigan State University. Congrats!




 

Prayer Requests

  • Pray for us as we have been extremely busy in our roles, Russ in teaching and other responsibilities and Carla in the finance office.
  • Pray for our son, Seth, and our family in the States.
  • Pray that God will continue to supply all of our needs for our ministry here.
  • Pray for the students attending ANU for whom English is not their first language.  We feel this need deeply for some of our students from French speaking Africa.
  • Pray for our upcoming trip to Rwanda and the DRCongo.
  • Pray that God will give us the strength and health to do all that He wants us to do!
 
 

 

 

 
 
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