Monthly Archives: January 2012

January 16: mzungu

On a Sunday morning two years ago, our mission team attended the African Inland Church in Karati, just four hundred meters from where we are staying. While worshipping, I noticed that people in the congregation had brought their Bibles to … Continue reading

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January 15: Celebration

Today was Graduation Day. Six of the girls have completed eighth grade. In Kenya, every child is guaranteed an education through the eighth grade. Then a child takes an exam to determine whether he or she can continue into high … Continue reading

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January 14: Questions

The more time I spend in Kenya, the less I think I know about Kenya. I observe ways certain things happen, but I don’t know understand what is happening. For instance, there is Kenyan time. If a meeting is scheduled … Continue reading

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January 13: Restoration

There is this moment every morning when we stop what we are doing. It is time for tea. One of the girls carries a tray filled with china cups. Into the cup is poured a hot mixture of Kenyan tea, … Continue reading

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January 12: When in Kenya…

When in Kenya, you learn some things. One of them is that it can take a while to get place – sometimes, a long while – much too long. Such was our experience on Thursday. Messiah had funded a field … Continue reading

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January 10: Jirani

This is my second trip to Light of Hope. Already, it is every bit as emotional as my first trip was. In my post last night, I referred to Jesus’ teaching that greatness comes when we welcome the child. I wondered … Continue reading

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January 9: Sights and Sounds

Today was our first true work day at Light of Hope. In tomorrow’s post, I will describe the work that we are doing. Today, I want to share a couple of moments from my day. I was working with four … Continue reading

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January 8: the power of touch

This is Sunday. We walked the half mile to Light of Hope. It had been two years since my first visit, and the changes have been amazing. To see what Messiah Church and others have accomplished in just two years … Continue reading

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Day 7: Today’s Readings

Today’s Readings: Genesis 18, 19; Psalm 3; Luke 7 Redemption and judgment: Haven’t we heard this message in the story of Noah and the flood? How do we interpret the story of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah? Sometimes we … Continue reading

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January 6: Hope

This morning, Psalm 8 came to mind. “LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth.” The psalmist expressed my sense of the previous day. We are in the Masai Mara, a game preserve of several hundred … Continue reading

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