Let me begin by sharing some incredible news. Last night, we were notified we would be receiving our first baby into our Infant Rescue Home in Nairobi. The home is named Neema Home which is Swahili for Grace Home. It is because of the grace of God that we are able to serve the orphans in Kenya and be God’s hands and feet in their care.
Many of you helped us celebrate the opening of our home a month ago with a baby shower. Our new baby, Caleb, is a wonderful bright little boy who had been abandoned on the streets of Molo at 16 months of age. We cannot thank you enough for your support and love for the orphan in Kenya. We praise God our Lord and Savior for His abundant grace.
We traveled to Molo community to visit our ministry partner, Molo Revival Church. Semi-annual medical exams were conducted for over 200 children. The team was tired, recovering from the physical travel to Kenya and the emotional experience in Mathare. Yet, as we entered through the gates into the church, the children were smiling, laughing and eagerly awaiting our visit which ignited our hearts. We shared tea with the Molo council and began our day with the children. Again, many assisted with the medical camps, many helped make necklaces with the children once they completed their medical exams and we all played and sang with the children for hours.
As I observed the organized chaos, God immediately placed on my heart, Ephesians 4:4-7 “There is one body and one spirit – just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call – one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all. Grace is given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift.”
Our team, represented the gifts of teaching, prayer, faith, encouragement, healing, wisdom, and knowledge. It was truly amazing to witness this team serving together as an orchestrated choreography. Each person operating in their strengths and talents, serving God through the children of Kenya. The children patiently awaited their turn. We were elated to learn the signs of malnutrition so evident a year ago were greatly diminished. Several children had respiratory infections, eye infections and tonsillitis. Following the medical exams we gave a guardian a goat for her and her family and went throughout Molo for home visits.
All around the world, from Kenya to Marietta, we are all one body. One body of various talents and gifts created to glorify God. It was an honor to witness these servants in action and be once again humbled by God’s ever presence in our lives.