03 October 2009

Initial Thoughts

I was a little misty-eyed landing at the Kitale airstrip yesterday morning...I had so many faces in my head, anxious to see them, hear their laughter and stories of what I had missed.

We made it to the compound, dropped our bags, prayed as a team and headed to Oasis of Hope {of course}...I loved walking in to three or four rooms filled with familiar faces and smiles...I love that these students are still striving to learn. I love that these adults are still pouring love and belief in to their lives.

It was a fun walk to town yesterday, too...saw my boyfriend, Bushuru...and Elias...caught up with Geoffrey, Olivia and her sister, Laila, over some chips cuckoo...

Dinner with the house girls, so so delicious and fun...we took some pictures, which I'll post later.

I finished reading Fathered By God on the plane to Kitale {if you haven't read it, you should} and for the rest of the day, Deuteronomy 4:9 was in my head:

Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them slip from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them.

This is my prayer for our trip...that God would be so clearly present...and that we would not forget what He's done.

I am indescribably excited for the rest of this trip...

1 comment:

Julie Hibbard said...

I love picturing you there. I think that's why I no longer get sad when I'm putting you on a plane to Kitale. You are so loved and admired and well taken care of when you are there. You are with people who are close to you as family. You are exactly where you want to be...and, even more than that...you are where God wants you to be. How could I be selfish with wanting to be with you?
I can't.
I am so glad I went there with you last year.
I know what you love so much about it. And saw first hand how much everyone there loves you.
I just love knowing you are there.