Today our IMPACT Kenya team got the opportunity to see God in many different ways. First of all, He revealed Himself to us through answered prayer in healing Janel’s cold symptoms! Praise God for taking away sore throats and stuffy noses!
Next, we got to see God work in using a variety of our giftings. Adrienne, Vanessa, and Stefan spent the morning working alongside the medical team in the clinic at Missions of Hope’s Pangani center. They began forming relationships with the workers and patients and got to use their medical skills. While they were working to provide medicines and preventative services, Sara, Emily, and Janel traveled to Babadogo, a community within the Mathare slums. They visited four families with children with cerebral palsy. People with disabilities are looked down upon in Kenyan culture and are given little to no value. Social workers within MOHI are working to provide support to these families and help them to see that God has a plan for these children. MOHI’s school in Babadogo has the first special education room for students with severe disabilities. This classroom has been in existence for less than a year and is still a work in progress; however, God is beginning some great work in providing support for children with special needs and their mothers.
In the afternoon, we had our first chance to see the
Our team spent a lot of time reflecting on what has been challenging for us as well as what kind of conversations we are having with God, where He is calling us to, where He is nudging us, what He is asking of us? We are only two days into our time spent in Kenya, and God is already at work in this country and with-in the hearts of our team. Please pray for this to continue, that God would reveal himself to us and that we would have the ears to listen and the courage to respond.