Sunday, March 7, 2010

Day 1 - Sunday

It has been a busy day! At the time of this post, it's 5:30 pm in Kenya. We left at 8:00 am this morning and returned to our hotel about a half hour ago.

We spent the morning in the slums of Mathare serving at 4 different churches. In groups of 4, we preached, shared testimonies, sang, and worked with the kids for 2 services each. The first service was an English service, the 2nd in Swahili. Most of us preached twice each and we were in the services for about 4 to 4 1/2 hours.

After the services we took a quick break then returned to AIC Zion--one of the churches for a "children's rally". This was somewhat of a surprise and we walked in with about 300-400 children waiting anxiously for us. We were treated like royalty and the kids shared a number of songs with us. We then led them with a couple of skits, singing, and testimony.

I am BEYOND PROUD of the students on this team. They are functioning on very little sleep with amazing attitudes and servant hearts. Tomorrow half of us will return to Mathare and the other half will begin working with Pastor John Kisia in his churchplanting effort. We'll keep you posted!

I also uploaded some photos to facebook--be sure to check them out!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like an amazing day. We're sure the entire week will be filled with surprises and joy. How is the food? See any giraffes yet?
    Doug Momyer