a heart for africa

Emotional Roller Coaster — Home Visits Pt 2 (12 July)

Posted by on Jul 12, 2013 |

Of all the days we’ve been here, we probably experienced the widest spectrum of emotions.  In a separate post, I tried to describe the impact of our visit with Muia (http://africa.valleychristianchurch.org/grieving-for-muia). The day started much differently.  We had the opportunity to visit the We Care ministry of the Masii Christian Chapel.  Three times a week, several women come...

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Grieving for Muia

Posted by on Jul 12, 2013 | 4 comments

For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.’  Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink?  When did we see you a...

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One Week in Kenya

Posted by on Jul 11, 2013 |

Hi All, We’ve been trying to keep everyone up-to-date on the blog (and not always doing a good job) but thought I’d give everyone a general update. Spiritually: Everyone is on fire!!!  God has done amazing things through us.  The changes we’ve witnessed has been such a blessing to each of us.  For me, I don’t know that I’ve ever felt closer to God. Health: No major...

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Home Visits – Pt. 1 (11 July)

Posted by on Jul 11, 2013 | 3 comments

We started off the day at the Biweekly Marketplace to buy goats.  Yes, goats.  Three of the sponsors wanted to give goats to their sponsored children so we went goat shopping.  It’s not everyday you get tie goats on top of the bus as you drive around the countryside.  (Note: Close the window to avoid getting “anointed” by the goat.)  Last Saturday, we met the same children we...

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Devotions, Home Building – Pt 2 (10 July)

Posted by on Jul 10, 2013 |

        We woke up early in the morning for devotion at a local school (co-ed primary/girls secondary), Mwangaza (“Light”).  Jackie gave her testimony, Mike preached, and we sang/danced/fellowshipped with the students and staff. Then, we went back to the house to continue helping with construction.  Everyone helped by laying bricks, mixing clay, and fetching...

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