Monday, April 05, 2010

Trip Update: At the Baby Center

First off, we've unfortunately been unable to post twitter updates from Jamie's phone from Kenya. He's able to send text messages, but for some reason Twitter won't accept his "Tweets." He does have at least one of each parents' numbers in his phone and will send periodic updates to you. Our apologies for this one.It's 10:30 a.m. here in Ngata Kenya. While you are sleeping in the U.S. the team is outside playing with 36 of the most adorable children I ever seen (I can only think of one little girl I know is more adorable).

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!

Easter Sunday:

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.


Jeremy Wilmot said...

derry, you look great in the suit. go impact team, keep staying attentive to God

nikki said...

Awsome. Everyone looks like they are taking this mission seriously. May God speak to each one of you in a special way that will strengthen your walk with him. Pray that you can lead others to the lord. Proud of each and everyone of you.
Happy Birthday to my beautiful niece Kaitlin. I love you.
- Aunt Susan