...It has been so difficult to put down into narrative all that has been happening. So, for my faithful readers and prayers, I will do what I can to keep you updated. The past couple weeks have seen the same schedule as before. We spent last week in Muthiga, doing work on the land and playing with children in the afternoon. Our pit latrine has reached about seventeen feet deep and is becoming more and more frightening to climb down into. We did do something special: we spent an afternoon visiting houses around the slum, sharing Bible verses, praying, and encouraging those we met. Some were already believers, and our visit focused on encouragement and fellowship. Others were not. There is a fierce on honesty in Kenya that pervades its people, and some that we met were sincere in telling that Jesus means nothing—and has nothing—for them. We shared verses and asked questions of them, and basically laid out the gospel as best we knew. But you find in situations like that, all you can do is pray, pray under your breath that God will speak, God will come shine through, and that regardless of what I say, a seed will be planted. And so we press on, spreading the gospel as accurately and lovingly as possible, pushing on the rock, asking God to move it.
Saturday, we had a fourth of July party at the girls home! What a great time, those kids are the highlight of our week. We prepared bbq chicken, potato salad, and jello to exemplify an American 4th celebration, and with a loud (and off-key) rendition of “America the Beautiful” I think they got the entire experience.
This week we will be back in Kibera, teaching and helping as we can in the school there. Here are some things you can pray for:
-The people of Muthiga, that the believers will be encouraged, and the non-believers will be saved
-The girls of Shunam (girls home), that they will continue to love each other with that love that Christ showed us
-Our team member Josh’s friend Sam, who was critically wounded in Iraq recently
-Me, as I prepare to preach in church on Sunday