The team has only intermittent Wi-Fi access, so we have not been able to receive many timely reports. However, we did get the following account from Kenya team member, Gina Knorr describing the group’s activities on Sunday:
This morning we started by going to church. We broke into three separate groups, each with a dedicated community leader, and all of us had different yet impactful experiences. The first group hopped off the bus to go to the Salvation Army church. Little did they know that their experience would be an open air ceremony! They hiked down a ravine and paraded through the town, ending up in the market where they prayed, sang, and spread the love of God. It was an event full of emotion.
The third group attended Gospel Tabernacle, a church full of energy, and loud and vibrant. One woman sang for 45 minutes straight and never took a break!
After lunch, we separated into two groups and conducted home visits. One group visited with Agnes, a widowed mother of seven adopted children. She adopted each child after he or she lost their parents. Her home was simple, but easily met the needs of her family. Agnes had a gorgeous garden filled with bright and colorful flowers, plants, fruits and vegetables. Our group was able to play with her children and make awesome relationships. The warm embraces and open love touched everyone's heart.
The second group met with Nicholas, an elderly man who suffered a stroke a few years ago. He has made much improvement and is able to walk and speak, but there are still some residual effects. In fact, his symptoms have worsened because he has not had access to the necessary medication. We prayed with him and for him and encouraged him to visit us at the medical clinic tomorrow. His heart was filled with joy as we prayed over him and read a scripture passage that spoke to him. As evening approached, we had a long but beautiful ride back to our guest house where we enjoyed a warm African meal— a great end to a day of amazing events.
Preach the Gospel. Use words if necessary.
~ St. Francis of Assisi