I’ve been in Kenya for about a month now, and wow! I am in love with this country…there’s no other way for me to describe how at home I feel here. To know that I’m right where I’m supposed to be, serving Father with the right people and in the right places? For the first time in my life, I truly understand what it means to “delight yourself in the Lord, and he shall give you the desires of your heart” (Psalms 37:4). There’s nothing like following God. You won’t be satisfied any other way.
The opportunity to serve at New Promise Home, and within the various churches is amazing. I was even asked to help with a church plant! Words cannot adequately explain how excited I am in this season. Something is happening in the spiritual world around us. People are hungry for true connection with God, to be discipled and connected with those in their world. I will be posting more frequently about the various activities and ministries that I will be serving over the coming months.
Thank you to everyone who’s supporting me on this journey! Please forgive me for not updating my blog over the last six weeks. One thing I’m learning is to adjust to new rhythms and schedules. And so much happened during my last month in Uganda that I let communication fall by the wayside! Le me give you a brief update.
I spent the month of May in Kampala, Uganda serving with Andrew Womack Ministries and Charis Bible College Uganda. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay in the city. Kampala is the New York City of Uganda. My friends and hosts took me to see the sites on the weekends, and it was the first time in my life that I lived with roommates outside of my college dormitory years. They taught me how to cook several traditional dishes, and it was just a fun time.
At Charis, the staff was preparing for a ministers conference that took place on June 2-4. I was able to help with the data entry for pre-registration. Our team entered over a thousand pastors’ names! The event was a huge success, and was the beginning of a new season for the Charis staff. The new directors, Junaid and Kelly, are true visionaries and carry Andrew Womack’s heart to train leaders. If you follow Andrew’s ministry, don’t be surprised when you start hearing of great things happening in East Africa.
The Charis Uganda students are on fire, and it has me excited to see the Spirit move in a mighty way throughout the nation. I’m also excited because a team of 2nd year Charis students are coming from Uganda to Kenya to serve for a week in September. They will be ministering about 30 minutes away from where I live, and I plan to join their team as I can!
I’m truly thankful for my time in Uganda. Being able to serve with my friends and pastors, Tim and Jill, was a dream come true. And my time at Charis forged new friendships for life and ministry.
None of this would’ve happened without your support! I’m excited to share this journey with you. My initial time in Kenya is set for six months. So be on the lookout for more updates!
If you’d like to support my work with the children and within the churches in and around Webuye, Kenya, my giving information is below.