Well, I wrote a very long entry and then the internet decided to fail me and delete it all, thats Kenya internet for you.
Anyways, I get to post a few pictures so thats exciting-
so the first one is of my partner, Tiffany, one of the women- Monica, and our favorite little boy-Isaac. Isaac is amazing. Hes the cutest little kid, and hes recently learned how to say I love you, so basically all my days are better now.
the second picture is of the many rainbows we get to see here in Nakuru, its amazing. Its so green and beautiful here, it rains at like 4 everyday. Its so nice to come home from long days and sit in the kitchen with the women. We sit in the outisde tin kitchen and drink chai and chop vegetables for dinner. I cant explain how much I love the scenery here. Beautiful green fields, trees, flowers, ah its amazing, it really is, you should go online and look up Nakuru and the Rift Valley.
Next is a picture of us and our school kids, we have really loved being there. The kids are so cute and a lot of them are orphans so its really nice to love on them because they really dont get it very often. Also we get to minister to the teachers. My teacher is 26, Dorkas, and Tiffany’s is 25, Grace, and we all four get to hangout together during “chai time” (its awesome, kids and teachers take 30 min each day to sit and take chai) and lunch time. We have really enjoyed being apart of the school.
Next is Gioto. Gioto is the dump just outside of the town of Nakuru, we have been going there on weekends to hand out toothbrushes, and basic need things that were donated by an organization in Montana. This has been a very hard expierence, these people are living in miles and miles of trash in these cardboard and tin houses. Most of the residents are HIV positive and addicted to sometype of deadly substance. Its the kids who we come to donate to, but their parents normally end up taking the donations and selling them for drug money. There is a lot of hurt and pain in Gioto; these families are competing with gross pigs, goats, chickens, and these enormous vultures to somehow find food amongst the garbage. Its so sad. Thankfully Rockbrige (the ministry 3:16 is affiliated with) has put in a clean water tank, and has plans for these people. Its just very hard to start from desperation.
Anyways, needless to say my time in Nakuru has been so powerful. I have grown in ways I never knew, I have preached the gospel numerous times which I never thought I was capable of doing. We have made amazing relationships with the women and children and the house. And I have really seen God move, however cliche that sounds, its true. I will miss the family I have established here, especially my “Babaa” (Dad) Zabalon. He is a remarkable man with amazing plans for the community of Nakuru. He founded Rockbridge ministires and has several projects he is doing. I am excited to see how this ministries grows and changes the community. Go to Rockbrigeministries.org to get more of the story.
Also, here is an article from a reporter who came to 3:16 last year from Montana. Its really good and can explain things much better than my scattered mind!
Thank you all so much for your prayers and support, really, God has been providing so evidentally. And really refining me. Please continue to pray for health, im sick for the 3rd time, so Im really hoping to kick this thing.
Love you all so much. God Bless you!—