Life is not just the good, exciting moments, but life is the mixture of the good and the bad, excitement and disappointment, peace and struggle, and happiness and frustration.
The last 2 months have been long, and hard!
Months of struggling to find purpose in the office.
Months of being discouraged.
In life, sometimes there are months, that you are discouraged, and its hard to get out of it. That is how I felt, and it came from not being busy, and not keeping my mind busy!!
In these months, God brought along people who cared, people who prayed, people who invited me for the weekend, and people who sent encouraging e-mails.
I had asked God to take this spirit of discouragement from me, but I still was busy trying to do things on my own strength, but one day, God gave me a breakthrough. It wasn’t when I was busy on the computer and when I was busy doing office work, but it was when I took a day off, and spent time with God. God reminded me that life is a mixture of the easy and hard, of the good and the bad. After letting go, and giving myself back to God, I had peace and joy. It’s not that the problems dissolved, and left, but it was God’s reminder, that He had everything in control, and I didn’t have to worry!! Isn’t it wonderful that we don’t have to go through life alone?!
“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9
God has brought me this far, and its only Him!! If I was doing this on my own strength, by now I would’ve found a ticket and flown home, but God has me here for a reason. At this point in my life, God wants me in Kenya; not in Canada, or anywhere else and He is giving me the grace and strength!
If you are discouraged, or struggling, I encourage you to go to God. God wants to help you. Let go, and let God!
Here are a couple of pictures of what I have been up too in the past months!!
1. Safety and protection for my visitors that are coming: Mom, Amanda, and my 2 friends from the US!! 🙂 Yes, I am excited for all my visitors!! 🙂
2. The visits to Eastern and Western. Pray that God will give us protection as we travel, wisdom as we relate to the children, and guardians, and also pray for the children that they will be encouraged to keep going and not give up!!!
3. The Camp from the 16th – 20th of Dec. Pray that God will speak to the children, that they will sincerely give their lives to God, and for us facilitators and directors that God will give us the wisdom to teach and lead!!
Plans for December
Dec. 1: Mom, and Amanda are coming
Dec. 3-6: Our trip to Eastern Province to visit the children and also give them their Christmas gifts
Dec. 8: 2 friends from the US are coming
Dec. 9-12: Our trip to Western Province to visit the children and also give them their Christmas gifts
Dec. 13-15: My visitors and I go on safari
Dec. 16-20: Camp in Thika
And than Christmas!!! 🙂
To all my American friends, I don’t think you read the calendar right, Thanksgiving is in Oct!! 🙂 See, we like to spread out our celebrations!!! Have a Blessed Thanksgiving weekend!!! God has blessed us with so much, let us not take it for granted!!
As we prepare for Christmas, let us remember the reason why we celebrate Christmas!! The reason is Jesus!! Jesus was born and grew up like any other child, and He died on the cross, and rose so we could have eternal life!!! Let us not forget this!!
God bless you!!
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