A day to remember...
Our team began the day off by reading Ephesians 2:8-10 together, understanding that today was not about us or the good works we do, but all about the handiwork of the Lord THROUGH us for His glory. And man, did our team experience this in a significant way today.
Safe House in Naivasha with 23 kids honestly just broke our hearts. Yet in this place of tragedy and heartbreak, a joy rises up. Laura lead our VBS teaching today, sharing with all of the kids how fearfully and wonderfully made we are, and wow, she did such a great job. We sang fun songs about the joy of the Lord and played games - I think the jump rope was the greatest hit. It was all a great morning. By the time we left, lasting relationships were build. We get to go back Monday and Tuesday, so we are thrilled to have more time with our friends at Safe House.
After lunch at Ubuntu, where Boniface put on a comedy show for the team, we headed to Mwi' Hanguri to see the village we have invested with over the past 3 years as Cottonwood Creek. One of the lead families that lives in the village, Grace and David, shared with our team the history behind the 24 families that live there. By the end of our time, everyone was broken with the devastation and tragedy this community has faced since 2007; overcoming many obstacles and hardships, trusting in GOd the entire time. They prayed God would give them a home one day, and today we sat in one of the 24 homes build with the help of Naomi's Village to celebrate the victory of the Lord and the HOPE this community has in the Lord going forward.
God has placed our team here for a purpose, and today we experience the true HOPE of Christ and how Naomi's Village involvement with these two communities are changing a generation forever! It is a joy to be here and I am so grateful for the opportunity to serve today.
Tomorrow - SAFARI! Lake Nakuru!
Your OnMission Team!