how do i describe the last 2 weeks?
words that come to mind first are : difficult, rewarding + joyful.
our team was full of champs! when we landed in amsterdam, we found out that the nairobi airport was on fire. so our flights were cancelled until further notice. due to this, we were unable to go to the ethiopian part of our trip. it was devastating + difficult to understand why this was happening? thank God for modern technology though because we were able to wire our ethiopian friends money to still do the kids camp, pastors workshop + all other events we had planned for them.
it was also difficult being in the same clothes for days at a time + in airports. but some how, we made it work (even though i'm sure we smelled!)!
our team was incredible to serve alongside. we bonded immediately + worked great together! it was so rewarding to the change that has taken place over the last 4-5 years of our team serving there! because of their efforts, 50 orphan boys are funded for school each year. the church + the church plants have grown! God is up to something huge in Kenya + it's rewarding to see a glimpse!
while we were there, me + trav walked through some personal devastating news. we aren't ready to share, but we were in a lot of pain. reflecting on it, we were so thankful to be in a place where we were surrounded by so much joy!
i'm so thankful for the time we had there. kenya, fountain of life, our 50 boys, thank you. you are just what i needed. and thank you to everyone who supported us with finances + prayer. we felt covered the entire time we were there. so truly, thanks times a million.
here are some of my fav snaps of the week!
everytime we got on the bus, all the street kids would stand at the bottom + waive us off.
kids camp with the slum kids!
they get so creative with entertainment!
my favorite day! 50 orphan boys getting new clothes. the dressing room became a cat walk! lol
my sexy husband leading the older boys in a bible study.
5 years ago, we made these shirts as business partners. today, we wear them alongside two of our favorite african brothers!
hope you enjoyed.