Friday in Vipingo
Today was a truly glorious day!
As I sit here thinking about how to describe to you just how incredible our God is, I am at a loss for words sufficient enough to describe Him. I am so overwhelmed by His presence here. By His faithfulness. By his goodness. By his graciousness. By the mighty power of His Holy Spirit.
Several months ago, my wife and I discussed whether or not we would come on this, our 3rd mission trip back to Kenya. We decided that we had too many other things going on and that it would be best for us not to go this year. But then I felt God telling me that he still had something special to show me here. Something to teach me. Something to make me grow in my faith. He knew I needed to get away from everyday distractions at home and be pulled out of my comfort zone in order to take the next step in my walk with him. When my boss called me on my birthday May 1st and informed me that he was retroactively increasing my annual bonus payout for last year in the exact amount we needed to raise for this trip and then gave me additional paid vacation to cover the time off, I knew it was a sign from God. There was no way we were not going to come back here no matter how busy we were.
In the gospels, we read about how Jesus and His disciples fed the hungry, healed the sick, cast out evil spirits, and brought salvation to all those that believed in Him. This is exactly what I felt God has been speaking to me about in my daily devotions. It was exactly what I heard Him calling me to experience here. It was exactly what I expected to witness before we left, and it was exactly what He delivered today! All of these miracles, He demonstrated to us in just one day! As we were leaving a woman who had just been delivered, saved, and healed, I broke out in tears as I looked back and realized His faithfulness and fulfillment of all that he had promised me through His Word.
I will try to expand on all that happened today in more detail once I have more time to reflect on it but for now I will leave you with a few pictures.
May God bless you richly my brothers and sisters!