Author: Adventures

When I Saw Him.

  I see visions. When I pray. When I don’t. When I sleep. When I’m awake. They allow me to see God’s heart. I sometimes see people, not as they are, but as they can be.   I see visions. It’s really nothing new. God often gives them to me as I pray over His children. They help me understand what the Holy Spirit is doing, or what he desires to do in them.   But I wasn’t prepared to have them suddenly stop.   On Tuesdays and Thursdays, we slink into a busted-up matatu, plant ourselves in the raggedy seats, grab the windows and lock our limbs to...

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The things you learn in Africa.

So here I am, one month into my three month trip, and I’m finally coming into an acceptance of things I’ve known in my head for a long time. Christians toss around a lot of terms, sayings, and truths that really don’t hold a lot of value until it is lived out and truly understood.   “God loves you.” This is something I’ve been told since I was born. This is something we toss around all the time. But something I was never able to accept and fully understand until coming here. Actually something I wasn’t able to accept until quite recently. He doesn’t...

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An Encounter with the Holy Spirit

Wednesday night I was settling into bed when Rachael came rushing in the room and said we needed to all pray for Alaina. She told us Alaina had been having dreams about demons for about a week. Six or seven of us girls gathered around her bed side and began to pray silently. Anna stopped us and said our silent prayers weren’t going to scare away any demons. I decided to get the rest of our team and involve them as well. Our team packed in to our room along with our leaders. Before we started praying, Shannon asked if anyone else had been experiencing anything like Alaina had been. To my...

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I like Africa.

Friends and family, I wanted to post a quick update on how things are going here in Kenya and give you a glimpse of what my daily life looks like. We are working within several different ministry outlets. On Tuesdays we go to the orphanage and love on the children and help with maintenance projects. On Thursdays we head up the mountain to Kijabe to work in the hospital and spend all day praying over the patients there and bringing them the hope of the Gospel. On Saturday afternoons we help with a church plant in a back alley of Maai Mahiu. On Sundays we go to church (I actually found a PCA church...

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I Am In a Time Warp.

Time is a funny thing. Sometimes it flies by and other times it crawls. The fact is, is that time is relative. It really all depends on how you decide to spend it. If you decide to spend your time dwelling on the future or moping about where you are in the present, the time is going to crawl by. Not only that, but you will look back on the time spent looking into the future in regret. That is probably one of the biggest lessons that I have learned on this trip so far. The first few weeks of this trip all I could think about was how much I missed America and how much I couldn’t wait to...

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The Imperfect Church

“No, I don’t go to church” “Why Not?” “I don’t like the people.” “Its hypocritical.” “I’m busy on Sunday.” Being in Kenya has taught me a lot about church, and relationships. So many people, including myself have a warped view of church. We see Christians, and expect them to be perfect, and look at a church building and expect to see perfection within its walls. I mean, its what they signed up for when they decided to follow Jesus, right? I’m sorry, but you won’t find that anywhere. Not in Kenya or the...

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