Monday 22 September 2014

Getting on

It should never be a surprise that the plans we think we have turn out not to be what actually happens. Only God knows the full picture. My journey to Kenya on this trip have been one of those times. Originally following one plan, details changed along the way but never the clear call that the coming and timing was right.

Spending a week or so in a Nairobi hospital was never in my plans but God has used even this time to strengthen and prepare me and to solidify the relationships I have with new and old friends, colleagues and partners in the Gospel here in Kenya.

As I write this, I am still in Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi and maybe for a few more days while the doctors ensure that I am 100% recovered before discharging me. I praise God for the diligence of the staff here. It is no coincidence that I am in this place for I know that He cares for me.

Once I am released, I will return to the work I was sent here to do. I do not claim to have the answers. I am not here to solve problems on my own. I am here offering my God given talents and skills to assist where ever I am needed, always guided by my local partners.

My main involvement on this trip is with Chosen Children of Promise I am working with the admin team (specifically with IT), training teachers to work with the new Kenyan IT curriculum and I have now also been asked to support the spiritual aspects of the ministry through a mentoring role.

As time permits, I have also again been asked to continue my ongoing ministry relationship with Elyon High School at Dagoretti Corner and particularly when possible to be involved in their morning devotions. This is one of many relationships that has grown over the last 6 years of travelling to Kenya, one that I am keen to continue nuturing.

I have been overwhelmed by the level of support (prayer and financial) that I am receiving from so many people, here in Kenya, from home in Australia but also from many other places around the world. God is truly at work!

Please continue to pray for my full recovery and for the ongoing ministry here and may it all be to God's glory and honour!

His jar of clay, declaring His glory,