Today was another busy and rewarding day. We have transitioned to a new village, Kenol Town, and began visiting local schools here today. We visited a primary school with lots of cute little kids, a very large primary school where we met just the 8th graders, and a new high school that was recently started.
Tonight we began our Bible Club at Lifespring Church in Kenol Town. We had 15 kids tonight, which was wonderful for this young church start. We look forward to what God will continue to do through us here.
I was introduced to a 21 yeard old young man tonight named Kagunda. Kagunda is the son of a Baptist pastor near Nairobi. I think he was under the influence of alcohol this evening but managed to carry on a reasonable conversation. Kagunda has had a falling out with his father and moved to Kenol Town looking for independence and freedom. Little did he know that he moved in nextdoor to Lifespring Church. As we spoke tonight, we discovered that Kagunda's father was a student in Mwaura's theology class at seminary and Mwaura and his father are still good friends. Mwaura immediately called Kagunda's father to let him know his son was okay and living nextdoor to the church Mwaura has recently started. Kangunda and I spent several minutes talking. I reminded him of God's love for him and God's desire to restore his relationship with Himself and his father. I also encouraged him to let Mwaura help him and to start attending Lifespring Church. I am not sure how thrilled Kagunda is with what God seemed to be doing around him and for him, but he definitely recognized that all the events of tonight were the hand of God on his life. As we were leaving he promised to talk with me more about "what God might want from him". As I prepared to leave Kagunda said, "I am very confused by what has happened, but feel that maybe I should just stand right here and wait for Jesus to do whatever comes next."
Pray for Kagunda as he weighs what God is trying to do to restore his relationships. Also pray that Kagunda is a little more sober when we talk tomorrow. Pray for me as I minister to him. Pray that the Lord will guide my words, give me understanding and wisdom.
Please begin to pray for our Day Camp on Saturday. We still have preparations to make for some of the final details concerning meeting space. Our Day Camp will be from 10 AM - 5 PM. This will make for a long day but will also provide for a great time of ministry to many children. Pray that many will come and that the message of Jesus love and salvation will be clear.