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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Life in Kenya

-going to Valley Light Children’s Home once a week -praying for hundreds of people in the Kijabe Hospital once a week -walking around Maai Mahiu and asking people if they are saved (here this is not something bold or strange to ask right when you meet someone) -having a VBS for high school aged boys and girls every afternoon -helping start the second location of 61 Project Ministry (the first location is about a 45 min walk away and our contacts here started it) it is a discipleship program for high school aged boys and girls who cannot afford secondary school -helping a woman start a...

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Lil Wayne & Jesus

Lil Wayne once said in one of his songs,”Don’t you ever get too comfortable.” I never thought Jesus would speak to me through a rap song, but He’s always surprising me with His weird sense of humor.   Being in Africa is like being on another planet. Everything is different…even the little things like washing clothes and brushing my teeth. I get looks from people here like I’m some kind of freaky alien creature that they don’t know whether to run up to and touch or scream and run away from.   Since being here, I’ve been stripped...

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Being Led By The Spirit

On Saturday we helped start a house church. It was with a woman who we met while evangelizing and she told us how she had been called to start one. We met Saturday at 2 and thought that only a few people would show up. When we arrived with some more of our local friends there was around 100 people including many kids. I did not expect so many people to be there or that I would have to preach. I asked the Spirit to lead and speak through me because I knew not what to say. I preached the Gospel and spoke whatever the Spirit put on my mind. I shared about Christ's love, being saved, moving...

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Expectations? Not Exactly.

Dirty. That's probably the only expectation about Kenya that was correct. I don't know why, but in my mind I was expecting the classic Africa. Living in clay huts in the bush, playing with children, maybe seeing the occasional lion roaming outside, I dunno. Classic Lion King. Not so much. I'm living in a city called Maai Mahiu, a trucker town. The Sodom and Gomorrah of Kenya. There are dirty children, drunk men, and prostitutes. Not the picture perfect Kenya that was in my mind. But that is not all by far. The people here are also so open to the Gospel.They're...

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Comfort in the Brokenness

From Tuesday September 3, 2013                  A week ago yesterday my parents and my friend dropped me off at training camp and since then I have experienced more brokenness and emotions than I ever imagined!             At training camp the Lord told me how much this life is not my own. Since I have been in Africa for 3 days I have experienced the reality of this. He has shown me how much I have relied on my family and friends for comfort and not Him alone....

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