Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Beginning a Great Adventure

Today I leave early in the morning to fly to Atlanta where I will then be taken with the other MTW interns to Ridge Haven for training. Friday we will drive back to Atlanta and then fly out from there to Kenya!
Please pray for safe travels, good health, and that our team will begin to form and have unity.
The other day I was reflecting on what I had learned last year and what I bring this year in my thoughts for the summer. In the slums of Kenya it is really easy to see that things are not the way they are supposed to be with such visible sickness, hunger, and death. My trip to Kenya will not solve the problem of poverty or hunger. I am unable to fix or heal their physical pain and sickness. BUT what is so incredibly beautiful is that God's Word is life and through Him is eternal LIFE. God promises to restore, to heal. Only in Christ Jesus can hope be found in this life. To hope in anything else is meaningless and pointless. We must hold fast to the promise that God is coming back again and he will be making all things new- restoring-making things right.
Pray for open hearts to this good news of salvation among the people I meet in Kenya. Pray for deep relationships to be formed with the people and trust and that I might share Christ's love. Pray for my team to have humility and a Christ-like attitude.
I am so thankful for this opportunity to return and to reunite with those I have come to love in Kenya from last summer. Your prayers are so important and I thank you for them.
Our God is an Awesome God.

Isaiah 12:2-5
"Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the LORD GOD is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation. With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation. And you will say in that day: "Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done, and proclaim that his name is exalted. Sing to the LORD, for he has done glorious things; let this be known to all the earth. Shout, and sing for joy, O inhabitants of Zion, for great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel."

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