Sunday, August 08, 2010
The best part was working in the slum along side Kenyans Jimmy Olo and Samuel Mwiti.
What a powerful time we had those 5 days. It was special to us, and we gave it all we had. I was also with Becky Munson and Michael Stafford. We were a great group! We didn't have to say a word to each other or plan a thing! I have never had that much harmony in a group of people working on something! I will always treasure watching each one of us be exactly who we are intended to be. I don't know, maybe somebody was having a hard time but it didn't feel like it! God seemed to going ahead of us. If I always had a team like that, I could work there for days and days. We made for quite an unusual sight as we laughed and talked with each other walking along the paths of Bondeni. They must have thought the circus was in town! Safe to say there was not a lot of laughter around us.
For the first time in my life I was able to lead someone to Christ! I just wanted to go and tell more and more people! That's what it feels like to be, as Jesus puts it, in a "ripe harvest." God had that time for me and I was very excited about it.
We sang in people's homes and prayed with drunks on the street.
People end up in the slum for all sorts of reasons. I will never forget the Sudanese man that I am sure after talking to him is a perpetrator. There were long scars on his face and he did not have the demeanor of a victim. We shared the news of Jesus Christ. He said he couldn't receive the gospel because he had too many evil thoughts and dark memories. But he was surprised and grateful after I lay hands on him and prayed for his needs. I bet no one ever reaches out a loving hand to him. I told him that whenever he hears the Spirit calling to him, he can ask God to come into his heart, he didn't need me to pray with him.
It's wonderful to leave someone who has accepted Christ, but it may be even more powerful to show love and compassion toward those who cannot accept him.
But with God all things are possible.