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Final Thoughts from the IMPACT Kenya Team

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Isaiah 61:1 that says “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor, he has sent me to bind up the broken hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound.”  This verse perfectly sums up our time serving with MOHI.

As I sit and reflect on our time in Nairobi, I can see the many blessings that He brought to not only our team but also the people in the Grogon community.  I felt called to return to Nairobi to work with MOHI and am so thankful that I listened to God’s calling for my life.  During this trip, I was able to see God moving in the lives of everyone around me.  I can see why He put every person on this trip and what he or she was able to bring to this team.  Different team members flourished when we went into the homes where we encouraged members of the community, shared Jesus with them, or provided information on health.  Others brought joy to the children by the ways they interacted with them or taught them during VBS.  What a beautiful thing that God gives different gifts so that we can use them for His glory.

I am forever grateful for this experience and am in the process of identifying what God wanted me to teach me while serving with MOHI.  Leading up to this trip and while on the field I have been asking God to reveal Himself to me in new ways and for me to grow closer in my relationship with Him.  I think back on each day and what He was trying to teach me through this experience.  Something that I want to take back to the States is to go to Him in all situations.  It’s so easy when something goes wrong to turn to family and friends to talk through the situation.  It is also easy to go to others when we are blessed with something good.  What we need to do is go to God in times that are good and go to Him in times that are bad.  He is the ultimate comforter, and all glory should be given to Him.

What we can learn from our time in Kenya is to worship without hesitation.  Take the time to listen to others stories because people want to be heard.  Share the love of Jesus to others and make Him known to the world.

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