Monday, June 27, 2011

Walk on Water

So my last blog was a short summary of what we have done while here in Africa. Yesterday we arrived in Kenya and headed up to Nanyuki. After blogging we are headed out to the bush to minister to a Maasai village. While there we will do some evangelism and play with orphans. I'm expecting God to do some amazing things with our team and through me.
      This past week my team went out into the village by Torroro, Uganda. I really liked it there because of the simplicity of life. As I talked with Pastor Francis he told me that they worry about each day as it comes. They don't have "jobs." But they don't need any because they grow everything they need to survive. My favorite part of the week was getting build relationships with the people there. The ministry didn't go so smoothly because everyone was out in the field working. But at the end of the day children from every where would show up ready to play futbol! These kids loved playing with the soccerball. It was so awesome to play with these kids and just pour some love onto them. One of my favorite days was sitting around the lunch table with the team and the church leadership and just having great fun conversations.
      God called me to Africa to show these people His wonderful, over-abundant love. And at times it is difficult and tiring but through God it is completely worth it! I have struggled with what God wanted me to do while in Africa and whether or not this was right for me. But I remembered that my goal for this trip is to lean on God more and to get out of the boat and walk by faith on water knowing that if/when I fall and sink Jesus Christ is there reaching out to save me. I want that faith to walk forward towards God no matter what I face whether giants, waves, or mountains. In the end it will be greater to say I made it through this trip only because God brought me through it day by day instead of saying this trip was awesome everything went perfectly and exactly the way I wanted it to go. I will walk in faith; will you?

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

I am in AFRICA!!!!

Hey everyone! I am in Africa and having a great time! God has been showing me so much of his power and magnitude and beauty in everything here from the Nile river, to the tops of mountains, to the children running around in teh streets! it has been a jam packed week so far we've rafted the Nile, been in an Ugandan wedding, prayed at a hospital, went to church, taught at a primary school, and evangelized door to door. Earlier today we climbed a nearby mountain. God is continuing to speak to me through the places and people i have seen and met. This is just to let you know what we've done and how i am doing continue to keep me in your prayers and ask God to speak to me! This is just the beginning of the summer so let God work in you! He is a beautiful and powerful God. Please respond with prayers and encouraging words! Thanks and God bless. Til next time.