a heart for africa

2011: Day 10

Posted by on Aug 8, 2011 |

Last of the home visits…what an amazing opportunity to share Jesus with those we are visiting. Jackie T. adopted a little one and we were able to see him, bring him food, and pray with him and his grandmother. Jackie was really excited to be able to see her newly adopted son…the Trout family just grew by 1. Praise God!!! Today was also our 2nd (and last) day to help with the building of the house. It was amazing to show up and see so much more work had been done (good job Richard), but we were able to help put on the roof and do some “finish” masonry  work. We also helped put the glass in the windows and filled some of the holes (on the side of the house) with cement. And of course, using cement meant we needed to bring water up from the “dry” riverbed about 200 yards away. Carrying two 5-gallon buckets 200 yards uphill (sound like something my grandpa would say) is pretty strenuous. Anyway, it was an awesome day and it is so cool to see God accomplish things through a bunch of teenagers…everyone has worked really hard and the woman we are building the house for said, “I didn’t think Americans worked this hard!”, it seems we might not have such a good reputation…be we are breaking that stereotype…GOOD JOB TEAM!

Tomorrow we are taking a little break and getting a tour of Nairobi…maybe see some elephants or something like that…just soak in some “local color”.

Your Africa Team

Ephesians 2:10
“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”