|Proof that I was in Uganda...if you look closely at the small sign.|
On Saturday I boarded a bus from Kitale to Nairobi. The six hour trip took nine hours, passing a pretty significant accident involving three large trucks...causing diversions down and up steep banks...but in the end, a safe arrival in Nairobi.
|Pastor Achola in front of his church.|
I thought I had made it clear to the pastors in my class, since they heard me teach for such a length of time, that when I visit them I want to hear them speak. Apparently, I wasn't clear enough. All I could do was pray for the Holy Spirit to have His way...take a deep breath...and go up front. The Lord did provide and the message actually went pretty well. I was SO thankful for the necessity of a translator, as it gave me a few seconds each time to find my next words.
I then spent the afternoon meeting with business owners from the church. Pastor Achola had just completed a four week Bible Study with them on Business as Mission (part of his field assignment
|Business Owners Bible Study group|
On Wednesday, I will fly to Chiang Mai, Thailand for the Business as Mission Congress and Trade Fair. I am looking forward to being surrounded with like-minded passionate people and to hear best practices as well as other models of BAM around the world. I will have a chance to share what I am doing in Kenya, as well as serve as a coach for those looking to implement BAM in their context. I will return to Kenya on May 4 and then will take a bus back to Kitale, arriving there on May 5. Unfortunately, it is one day after the ATS graduation and I will have missed the occasion. A number of my pastors from the first class are graduating and I hate to miss the celebration with them, but I was unable to get an earlier flight.
On Thursday, April 25, my dear daughter, Hannah, turns 20. A significant milestone in her life. While she is missing her father's voice and the distance of her mother, we are celebrating the gift of her life and thanking God for recent healing from her exhaustion.
Praise God from whom all blessings flow!