A little rundown on what's been going on since my last post.
6:30 p.m. - Pizza at Robin Moore's house. We took time to debrief our experiences from our day spent in the Mathare slums and with the orphans. It was very encouraging to see the level at which the team is processing their experience. We left the majority of our shoes with Robin and Least of these Ministries for them to those in need!
7:15 a.m. - Load up the vans at Grace House Hotel in Nairobi and begin our journey to Ngata. As you enter the Great Rift Valley, it is one of the most beautiful drives I have ever taken. We saw zebras, impala, and one van even saw a giraffe!
9:15 a.m. - One of the vans gets a flat tire. Oh, the adventures on a missions trip!
10:15 a.m. - Van #1 arrives at the Baby Center and heads straight to the AGC Church for Easter Service.
10:30 a.m. - Van #2 arrives. We spend the morning worshiping with our Kenyan brothers and sisters. We are introduced in front of the church and receive gifts from the church (very humbling). I preached a message ("We live in a Good Friday world, but we are an Easter People"... thanks for the phrase Pastor Dave), Brittany Lengacher & Nick Berkey share their testimonies (did a fantastic job), and our Redeemer drama performed (also knocked it out of the park).12:45 p.m. - Church Service ends, and we head to Nakuru for lunch.
4:00 p.m. - Head up to our rooms. Orientation and tour of Baby Center.5:00 p.m. - Finally, we get to hold some babies. It took approximately 72 seconds for everyone on the team to be holding, playing with, or tickling babies.7:30 p.m. - Supper
9:00 p.m. - Debrief the Day. Again, I can see God is speaking to the students in significant ways. I am not going to be surprised if we see several career missionaries come out of this team.
The team is healthy, well-adjusted to time change, getting stretched, and loving it! I find myself moved as I have been able to see, hear and touch the AGC Baby Center. To any and all who have or are currently supporting the work that is happening here, understand that it is legit and changing lives.