Sunday, March 23, 2014

Sundays message, "To wait upon The Lord"

I know Mungu, God is hearing my prayers! It is so amazing serving such an Awesome God!

Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, The Creator of the ends of the earth, Neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the weak, And to those who have no might He increases strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, And the young men shall utterly fall, But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint. (Isaiah 40:28-31 NKJV)

There is a song that comes to mind right now, "Our God Reigns!" I am humbled today.

I'm sure many of you are wondering what I have been doing theses past two weeks and yet I don't say much. I am enjoying every day, holding and kissing so many little people that love so Big! The amazing sound of them singing to our Heavenly Father, and dancing too! Making new friends and lasting ones, and greeting the passers by in their own language; which makes them laugh that a Mzungu(white person) can speak their language. Which The Lord is helping me with everyday. Darnell took a picture of me with twin brother and sister, Isiaac and Boke. I cannot get it to come up here, I will have to put it up on FB. Have a blessed day and, wait upon The Lord. Until next post, be blessed!

Friday, March 14, 2014

One week and a few days!

One week and a few days!

Bwana Sifiway! (Praise The Lord!)

It has been a very special week, and as my sister Sondra put it; "She was made for this!"

I Choose to Wait Upon The Lord!
This scripture has been on my heart lately:
But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint. (Isaiah 40:31 NKJV)

Today I woke up to rain, it rained till noon. I slept very well due to the rain, the sound of the rain. Since Sunday, I have been remembering many Kiswahili words and being able to speak to Mamma Elizabeth. She keeps telling me to learn and I am learning more everyday. I told her I will know before I leave the end of April to return to Nairobi.

I have started reading a very sweet and encouraging book called "Kisses from Katie."  
An excerpt from the book hits very close to home for me:
   Slowly but surely I began to realize the truth: I had loved and admired and worshiped Jesus without doing what He said. This recognition didn't happen overnight; in fact I believe it was happening in my heart long before I even knew it. It was happening as I explored the possibility of overseas volunteer work, it was happening as I took my first three-week trip to Uganda, it was happening as I fell in love with a beautiful country full of gracious, joyful people and immense poverty and squalor that begged me to do more. It was happening in so many ways, and I couldn't deny it. I wanted to actually do what Jesus said to do. 
  So I quit my life.
  Originally, my quitting was to be temporary, lasting just one year before I went to college and returned to normal, American teenager life. But after that year, which I spent in Uganda, returning to 
"normal" wasn't possible. I had seen what life was about and I could not pretend I didn't know. So I quit my life again, and for good this time. I quit college, I quit cute designer clothes, and my little yellow convertable; I quit my boyfriend. I no longer have all the things the world says are important. I do not have a retirement fund; I do not even have electricity some days. But I have everything I know is important. I have a joy and a peace that are unimaginable and can come only from a place better than this earth. I cannot fathom being happier. Jesus wrecked my life, shattered it to pieces, and put it back together more beautifully.

I am looking forward to teaching the children of GSH how to make some jewelry on Saturdays while I am here, this teaching will start tomorrow. Some will make bracelets and some will make necklaces.  I am also really looking forward to worship on Sunday at GSF. All of this is possible because I am trusting and waiting on my Heavenly Father. Thankful and great full are many words that are on my mind a lot lately, for all of you that have loved and cared for me as well as been praying. "Asante Sana!" I pray you are well, and please leave comments on the blog that I can see!
Mungu Akubariki! May God bless you all!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

March 8, 2014 Saturday in Nairobi, Kenya

I am writing to inform all of you that we arrived safely and our luggage also made it with us. Praise The Lord!  We stayed two days here to get some supplies for the Gentle Shephard Home. Only my brothers Ezeikel and Mariba know that I am coming to Mabera. It will be a surprise to everyone there when we arrive on Sunday evening.  I am so excited to return to Gentle Shephard! Our Heavenly Father has planned an amazing time there! 

Thank You all for loving and supporting the plans my Father has for me here in this very big place! I am overjoyed by what is to come! 

Today for the very first time, I saw some America in Kenya. It was KFC, yes it is a Kentucky Fried Chicken! That is what we ate for lunch today! It was good too!

Bwana Sifiway!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

The Time Has Come!

The time has come!
March 5th, 2014

Many Thanks to everyone for their time, the relationships that I have been blessed with, and lots of Hugs!

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Romans 15:13
Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, 
that you may abound in hope by 
the power of the Holy Spirit.