Sunday, March 9th, 2008
Today is a sad day for my mom and me. Today is March 10, 2008… which means that today is our last full day in Kenya. Tonight we leave at 11:30pm for our flight to Amsterdam from Kenya.
Part of me wants to stay. Part of me wants to leave and see my church, school and just be at home.
I have seen so much for me to process. Some of what I saw made me angry. Some of it made me sad. Some of it made me happy.
Seeing the poverty made me mad and sad. Seeing the children happy and asking us “how are you?” made me happy.
We take so much for granted in “the states” and we don’t even think about other people in the world who may not have the same things that we do, or may not have it at all. I encourage you (in the states) to pray earnestly for these (broken or hurt or happy) people in Kenya.
Also when you catch yourself being picky about a certain food ( don’t feel bad, I do it too) remember that there are people in the world who don’t have any food or live on less than a dollar a day so they eat what they can get for their family.
One thought I definitely come away with on this trip is that there really are trees dying and a lot of us waste paper in the states and we don’t even think about that there really are trees dying.
I given you a lot to think about, so process it slowly and maybe you have some thoughts.
God bless you and keep you and give you a heart (if not already) t0 be on your knees for these people in Kenya and all of Africa. May Jesus Christ’s name be hallowed forever in Africa!
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