It’s very difficult to put in words and summarize the last few days. But what has been so apparent to me, is God’s abundant love and grace. Through the moments of being in the classroom and the home visits in the Bondeni, I’ve been overwhelmed by God’s love.
We were able to bring close to 60 pre-school students out in the courtyard yesterday to read stories, sing songs, blow bubbles, and parachute. It was a little crazy, but such joy to see their smiling faces and laughter. Today I had the privilege of visiting a few classrooms and modeling some reading/writing lessons and interact more with the teachers. The teachers are so receptive and have the desire to learn the best practice for their students. I had a long conversation with Lynn, who works at the school. I praise God for such serving hearts of the Bondeni staff and knowing that this generation of kids are learning about God at an early age, and what an impact that makes in the community.
My home visits have been quite a learning experience, and reminder of God’s unconditional love. I’ve been so blessed to work with the CHE trainers and know that their hearts are heavy each day as they interact with the people in the slum. It’s been amazing to see how the Spirit has been working in the hearts of the Kenyan people.
Today was a special day for me. I wanted to sponsor a child from the Bondeni school. Lynn brought in several students who were needing to be sponsored. I knew right away – I looked in the tender eyes of a little boy who is four. Ian’s parents both have HIV. He is such a sweet boy, and I am delighted that I will begin a journey of supporting him and to see the impact that the Bodeni School (Mission of Hope) in his life. It brought me to tears and so blessed to meet him today.
Thank you for your continual prayers and encouragement. I look forward to our time in Jaska tomorrow.