(Jambo is some sort of greeting)
Thank you friends and family for all of your wonderful comments! Keep it up, because it is good to hear from you that way, and it makes us all feel loved!
Since the last time we updated, we have been very busy!
We worked at the Korogocho outpost in the Korogocho slums from Monday to Wednesday. We tore down a concrete platform and constructed a new one with 3 tiers and a tile floor. Of course, we had help from local construction workers and soldiers from the outpost. We also painted several coats of white paint on the newly plastered walls. Much progress was made in only 3 days!
Here are some highlights from our experiences:
- Visiting homes in the Korogocho slums
- Visiting an HIV/AIDS counseling center in the Kor. Slums
- Eating chapati everyday at Capts. Muwue's home Monday through Wednesday
(chapati is like a thick flour tortilla with small vegetables in the dough)
- Leading a service at the newly renovated Korogogho outpost on Wednesday night (the energy in the room was explosive)
-Visiting the 2nd largest slum area in Africa- Kibera slums- on Thursday
(Kibera has somewhere around 1,000,000 people living in the span of about 3.1 miles....crazy!)
- Getting the opportunity to pray with people infected with the HIV virus who were living in Kibera.
- Sleeping in on Friday morning after a very long week
- Haggling for souvenirs at a local market in Nairobi
It has been a jam packed week, and tomorrow we leave at 7 in the morning to go to western Kenya for another jam packed week. A week of nothing but 6 o'clock mornings and beautiful country. We are told that down one 15 mile street in Western Kenya, there is a corps on every other street corner. Also, there are over 130,000 soldiers in western Kenya. God is really blessing that area. New unauthorized corps just seem to pop up all over the place. Praise God!
We are excited though for tomorrow and for next week. And I (Lindsey) am even celebrating my 20th birthday while we are in Western Kenya. So I am of course excited about that. (It's on the 26th of June...leave comments! lol)
God has been using all of us in a powerful way. We have all given our testimonies while we have been here, and we have used our talents to glorify God in various meetings. They can't seem to get enough of our gospel arts dance!
Well, we love you all, and hope that you are all doing well, whatever country you happen to be in!
Keep us in your prayers,
The Kenyan Team
(and Lindsey the Journalist)
PS sorry about no pictures.....none of us have a USB cord to transfer pictures. = (