Have you ever had a divine appointment? I believe we had one of those appointments today. We visited two schools today, but it was the second shool that really stood out. We were invited earlier in the week to visit a high school that is located in a very rural area about an hours drive into the mountains. This school was not on our original schedule and there was no way we could find the time to squeeze it in. As the Lord would have it our schedule for Friday afternoon completely cleared due to some cancellations and reschedulings, so we committed ourselves to driving to this high school. We drove the hour drive up the unpaved mountain roads to this school that serves a community on the south end of the county. We were introduced to the principa, assistant principal, and teachers and then headed toward the assembly room where the students waited.
As we walked across the courtyard, Pastor Mwaura mentioned that our time would be spent sharing God's plan for sexual abstinence until marriage. The principal stopped us and said "Oh, you have been sent by the Lord." She went on to explain that the issue of sexual promiscuity among teens in their area was a major issue that had lead to diseases and pregnancies. They currently have four girls out that are pregnant and one 9th grade girl that just found out that she is pregnant. She was excited because it is an issue they face constantly and has been an especially major issue in recent months.
After our presentation we had several students that stayed to speak with Pastor Mwaura and Nelson. The principal has also requested that either Mwaura or Nelson start a regular discipleship/mentorship program at the school starting with more training and information on sexual abstinence and God's plan for salvation.
I am not sure what all God will do with this school, but the reception we received from both the administration and the students, I know that are presence there today was a divine appointment that I am grateful we did not miss.
Tomorrow is our big Day Camp from 10 AM - 5 PM. Please pray for our team as we lead. We are expecting lots of kids and are even having some bused in from Makuyu. Pray that the kids are relatively calm and orderly as our small team manages the large numbers. Pray that God's message is clear. Also pray that is does not rain. We are trusting the Lord in all things.