July 21, 2012
Today was a slower day, but still a great day! We woke up and had breakfast with the children. Then we finally got to do something with the kids with all the things we had brought for them from the United States! A fashion show was on it’s way! One of Crew’s most favorite things to do in the world is to dress up in different costumes. We had asked Julie from Naomi’s Village if the kids would like it if we brought costumes and she replied with a for sure YES! So we were off to buying costumes as well as having many friends donate them! Needless to say the kids had a complete blast and we had so much fun on the red carpet with them!
After this we took the school aged children from Naomi’s Village to a place called Crescent Island. It is a beautiful place located on Lake Naivasha. It is also where part of the movie Out of Africa was filmed. It’s beauty was stunning and the children had so much fun running and seeing all the wildlife there.
We returned for dinner and watched a bible story movie with the kids. I quickly realized Crew was exhausted and put him to bed at 8:45. I think the nights of staying up until almost midnight and getting up early had taken a toll on him. He quickly fell asleep. Pray for strength for him and to fully get rested.
I did want to share one last story about the older lady, Jane, who we bought the mattresses and the water tank for. The first time we went to her house she was telling us the story about the post election violence that happened where she lived in 2007. She said everyone came to their village and started setting it on fire. She said to escape the fire she and her family had to run for miles and days on end. They found themselves sleeping under the stars in the jungle on certain nights. They didn’t know where they would be accepted and safe. Jane told us she ran and ran until she literally could not move any longer. It was the most pain she had ever felt especially in her knees. The pain has still been there for her and she usually walks with a cain as well as cannot even fetch her own water, which happens to be right around the corner from her house. The first day we met her we asked the LORD to heal her knees and take away the pain. She prayed in agreement for us and begged the LORD for healing as well. We all happened to notice that the day we delivered all those things to her, she greeted us without a cain. After we had prayed and spent our time at our house, we asked Isaac to translate for us and ask her where her cain was. She told us that after we prayed, the next morning she woke up and felt no pain. She then even decided to walk to the store to get a few things. We estimated that the store is at least 2 miles from her house and that round trip she had walked 4 miles. This is not an easy 4 miles either. It is farmland as well as roads with huge holes all throughout them. We rejoiced with her and thanked the LORD for truly healing her for today and giving her such strength! We were so excited and so encouraged and asked for continual healing!
Tomorrow we will be going to church and lunch with the missionaries here. We are hoping to make it in time for the church service of Rift Valley Fellowship around 3pm tomorrow afternoon. It will be held in the heart of Maai Maaihu and we are so excited about this. Again, thank you so much for the prayers and support each of you have given our team. We are truly blessed.
1 Peter 1: 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you.