Today was a great day. Our team was able to worship and fellowship with two churches today. Courtney and I attended Lifespring Church where I had the priviledge of preaching. Clint and Julie attended New Hope Baptist Church where Clint had the priviledge to preach. Our time with our Kenyan brothers and sisters was wonderful and I heard a rumor that Clint may have danced a little during worship.
After church we travelled to the local market and spent time fellowshipping with the church members, playing with local kids, inviting children to our Bible Clubs this week, and sharing the Gospel with some of the vendors.
Cross-cultural experiences are one of the highlights of my life and gratefully, my job also. I think the children fascinate me the most because their reactions to the presence of foreigners is so honest and varied. Some are curious and some try and play it cool. Some are brave and run to touch you and some are fearful and hide. Some stare unblinking and some can't help but giggle at what they percieve as your odd appearance. What ever the varied reactions, they all are honest about it...in other words, what they are thinking and feeling is etched on their faces. It reminds me of why Jesus tells his followers to approach Him as a child, because they can't help but be honest. Children have not yet learned the controlled and sanitized responses that adults have. May God use moments like these to remind me to be more child-like in my relationship with Him.
Tomorrow will begin our very full schedule of ministry. The majority of our time will be spent sharing a Christ-centered abstinence program in numerous local schools, both private and public. We are all a little nervous but know that God will use us to glorify His name and His Truth. In the evening we will be hosting Bible Clubs for local kids in cooperation with Lifespring Church and New Hope Church. Pray for us as we share and communicate the Truth of God's word.