03 March 2011

Dear Kenya, I Will Love You Forever

Yes, it's 1am in California.
No, I'm not in Kenya.
I wish I were.

I'm here, in Orange County, reading the rough drafts of support letters written by the high school students that will be going to Kenya with us this summer.

Nine students total.
For seven of them, this will be a first-time trip.
Two will be returning as student leaders.
One began her very own Kenya blog for this trip.

I love it already.
You can read it here.

Reading her blog doesn't make me wish any less that I were in Kenya right now...it just reminds me that God is very clearly at work in Newport Beach, too.


Julie Hibbard said...

What a journey you have experienced over the last 10 years. You've gone from being a student with a heart for Kenya (and with reluctant, yet supportive parents) to a seasoned Kenyan traveler/minister--now TAKING your own students.
My mother used to say (often) "God works in mysterious ways." Though I think this is true for the most part, it's really no mystery why God has you working in Newport Beach rather than in Kenya at this point.
To me, there's nothing quite as rewarding as being able to feel and see (and READ) JOY that you've help generate. And, ultimately, so many Kenyan people will be feeling that same joy...passed down through you.
I admire you so much.

PETE Di LALLO said...

You are one in a million...I look forward to reading your posts...I say a few prayers each day for you and your team...come to think of it, five prayers are not enough to go around for the group with you...I'll have to change my ways...
watch out for those rhinos...