It’s a strange feeling, knowing this is my last post from East Africa for this journey. In wondering how I would capture this incredible journey over the years, I realized that all the posts I’ve written before has told the story.

Having traveled 11 out of the last 13 weeks has been a joy, with the exception of the parasites in my foot and in my stomach! Since the 3rd week of January I’ve covered from the Western border of Kenya all way across the country to the Eastern Coast of Mombasa.

In these weeks, Pastor Tom and I participated in 1200 pastors and leaders going through the Secret Church training for this year. This brings a total number of pastors and leaders from the past two years to 2268, all trained in 6 different Secret Church teachings.

God is so good and saved the last conference which I just finished this evening, as the mountain top experience of all the conferences. Each conference was amazing and changed lives, yet, the one this week ultimately reached the people we started out a long time ago with a desire to reach.

Even though I’ve left the conference and have arrived at the airport for my flight home to Georgia, I still must be careful in what I write about the conference, in order to protect those I’ve been with this week. Pictures would tell so much of the story, yet, no pictures could be taken.

What I can share is that 5 countries were represented, in which all participants were persecuted believers, or work among the persecuted.

At the end of our first day, plans were already being made for the Secret Church teachings to be carried into the unreached areas. I’ve prayed for so long for God to open doors to reach those we know need the gospel in those areas. How incredible it has been for the last leg of this journey as a missionary to East Africa to be with these very people.

The most difficult part of leaving was saying goodbye to my African sons, Tom and Sezi. It was really difficult to leave them behind. I am so thankful for the promise of eternity in heaven together. That makes the not knowing if we will see one another here on this earth again, somehow easier.

I’m excited to see what God has planned for my next journey with Him. Whatever it might be, I know it will be exactly what He has had planned for me all along.

From the depths of my heart I am so thankful for each one of you who have supported me through prayer and/or financially over these years. It has been a privilege to represent you here in East Africa.

Love to all,

Joy Breedlove

Missionary-East Africa