a heart for africa

Another day in God’s Grace

Posted by on Jul 18, 2013 |

God is good! Amen

Wow. What an amazing day. What an amazing trip! If you haven’t read my last blog I would recommend doing that since it’s related to what happened today J. Today we did house visits for several kids sponsored by people in our church. Well first off I got to meet the newest member of my family, Mutunga. Today my family sponsored him. His older sister was sponsored the Sunday before we came to Africa and he still needed to be sponsored. Their conditions were definitely not the greatest. Neither of the kids had mattresses, and their mother left them because she was trying to find food. Thankfully we delivered a food package to their house, and later Jackson (one of the Tumaini workers) said that would probably be the biggest blessing the mother would receive all year. So that was pretty awesome.

Then after lunch we got to do a house visit to see Grace. She is amazing. I was so nervous, excited, and just ready all at the same time. I wish I could explain the way I feel about her and everything she has done for me. As we were walking to her house my heart was racing. I’ve missed her so much and thought about her every day. When we finally got to her house she recognized me and ran up to me. I gave her a big hug, tickled her, and picked her up and held her in my arms. It was so great because I could tell she felt comfortable in my arms. She would lay her head on my chest, wrap her arms around my neck, and just sink into me. I loved it. I just held her and closed my eyes and I felt like we were in our own little world. Her smile. Her laugh. Her everything. God has blessed me. He reminded me today that living in his grace is so much better than living ANYWHERE else. And once again, He used Grace to show me how amazing and indescribable His grace is. Everything about the visit was amazing. I made her a skirt out of some fabric I bought at the market, and I had a patch of that fabric sown onto my backpack so I will always remember her.

I don’t know if any of this makes sense to you. To be honest it doesn’t even make a lot of sense to me, but it’s the way God has been working in my life. He has used this adorable little girl, Grace, to show me how much He loves me. I love Grace with all my heart and I decided to sponsor her myself. This also allowed my parents to sponsor another child, Mutunga, who I was talking about earlier. I feel like Grace is a part of my family. I gave her some toys at the camp on Saturday. I gave her a Frisbee, some star wars characters, and a baseball. She’s basically a Puckett. I mean today Mama Rose called Grace my daughter. I just, I don’t know. I love her so much, and I’m so sad that I won’t see her for at least two years. I am going to carry pictures of her with me and write her letters as often as I can. I hope and pray that our relationship will last a life time. Grace is amazing. God is amazing. God’s grace is amazing. I love being a disciple of Christ because I have made lifelong relationships with people all over the world. I love Jesus so much. Pray for the rest of our trip and for the safety of the rest of our team as they travel home. May God’s GRACE, peace, and love be with you and guide you as you go on with your day.  



My name is Kaleb Puckett. I am sixteen years old and a sophomore in high school. I really love spending time with my friends, playing Frisbee, and just being active. I love listening to hardcore Christian music and going to concerts.