We are sitting in a cyber cafe in Nyharuru, Kenya and we are teaming up trying to update all of you on what GOD has been doing. Taylor Pair, my College and Young Adult ministry teammate will write another email in addition to mine.
On Friday, Sat and Sunday we were able to spend our time in Molo. God is evident there between both House of Hope orphanages, the Molo Revival church, Pastor Francis, Grace, Rose, Jane, Pastor Steven and of course, THE CHILDREN.
All of us, who sponsor a child in Molo through Project 82, were able to meet or reunite with our children. How glorious it was to hear the squeals of JOY as hugs were exchanged, pictures taken and tears shed.
It was incredible to share time and stories and make memories with the children there. The team shared the message of Jesus calling the first disciples to Follow Me. We stepped into the PROJECT 82 Saturday program by helping with bead making, drama, story time, guitar and singing. We were also able to take part in the newest skill lesson… cooking. 2 of the young men, Simon and David, said they had never cooked before and all the final product was consumed and were found to be ‘very nice’. Chocolate Chip cookies were the first thing baked!!
No one could resist.
The day rounded out with much celebration of who God is and how much HE has provided.
The Mt Bethel team rested after an evening at Ukarimu with the sweetest caregivers EVER.
On Sunday morning a spectacular day awakened and awaited us as we walked into the church. First time visitors were lovingly surprised and embraced worship in Kenya and soon realized that Sunday worship is not only a spiritual experience but an aerobic experience as well.
The day of worship was filled with many of our team members taking part in the service. Andrew played guitar, Taylor shared a message, many prayed, and Ryan rapped with Dan Omondi. WE all were struck when the entire congregation lifted Jonathan Lawson up in prayer! Jonathan you would have been amazed and it reminded us all that if you tell someone you will pray for them KENYANS DO!! Humbled and full we ended our time at Molo church with carnival games and distributing food.
God showed us once again a glimpse of heaven.
we hope to be able to update again soon
off to see Isaac, Paul and Willy!!
gaylyn and the team