God has used your prayers and your encouragement throughout my time in
Once a week we would go to the Muthiga slum for
We were also able to build relationship with the children and house mothers at the Shuname Shelter. These are kids who have been taken away from abusive parents or who have been orphaned. I especially enjoyed the time I was able to spend building friendships with them and singing praises together.
My heart aches for the family I have left in
The Kenyan’s love of one another and sacrifice of themselves is so evident. They give and they share all they have with one another. When we would go on home visits the women were so anxious to make us tea or give us something to eat. Rarely did we enter a home where that wasn’t offered. I have to ask myself how often I open my refrigerator, closets, or doors to people to fellowship and give of what I have. As a “poor” college student, it is so easy to hold onto what I have and not want to share, while there are so many around me who are in the same position as me. Think of the difference there would in this world if we were all willing to open our doors and share all we have.
In the midst of these tough circumstances of immense poverty, disease and death I have to hold onto the hope I have in Christ and His return. God promises that someday he will make all things new, wipe away tears, and make things right and good. Until then I pray for His kingdom to come on this earth.
Mungu Akubariki(God Bless)! Joanna Haas