Ready to Minister in Kenya!
July 12, 2016 | LeAnn Harris
JAMBO from Africa!!
Jambo means hello.
There has been so many great things happening. God is so good!
First, my time with the team from Frontier School of the Bible was so great. I have never been on a mission trip like that and it was such a great experience. We first visited Uganda for about a week and a half, where we did a medical clinic for about 800 people in a village. We went home to home sharing the gospel, which was by far my favorite part of the whole trip. There were children ministries in schools and ministry at different Churches on Sundays. Two of the teachers from Frontier, Mr. Fellows and Mr. Hornick, were able to hold a conference for the pastors in the area. They said they were very open and had many questions, and the time they spent with the pastors went very well.
There was not a lot of down time but it was good to keep the momentum going. The people of Uganda were some of the most loving and joyful people I have ever met in my life. They are always quick with a smile and a warm greeting of hello. The joy the believers have in praising the Lord is something that I will never forget. God is so good and faithful, and it was amazing seeing Him work in the lives of the people of Uganda.
We then traveled to Kenya where we worked alongside my brother, Brad, his wife Ellie, and their five beautiful children… I’m not biased at all! LOL. In Kenya we had a conference for both men and women in which we taught through the book of 1 Corinthians. I was able for the first time to teach in Africa, something that has been on my heart for a very long time. It was such a blessing to be able to be used by the Lord and share His word with them. The women were very open with their questions and it was very fruitful. It was such a joy to get to know them better. We also did home to home evangelism, and again it was my favorite part. We also were able to visit a Tech Collage and were allowed to go to the dorms and share the gospel. The first room I shared in had about 15 girls in it. I was able to share the Good News of Christ with all of them, and lead them all to Christ. Praise God!!
The people of Africa have stolen my heart yet again, and I’m beyond excited to be able to stay and minister to them. God is so amazing and I am in wonder of His faithfulness to me. He has already taught me so much through His timing in trusting Him every second of every day. And that was just my time with the team from Frontier. And He has been blessing me everyday sense.
After the team left I came home with Brad and Ellie and have been living with them while we set up my room. I have been calling it my “tiny house” because it is only one room with a bathroom. I’m really excited to be able to have my own space to call my own. But more than that God has blessed me yet again and has answered my prayers. As the time came closer for me to stay, I looked at my finances and I realized that my support was still very low and I only had enough for my first-time startup costs to set up my “tiny house”. As I prayed, I knew somehow the Lord would work it out, and He did. Brad and Ellie are going to have me eat all my meals with them for the time that I’m here. Originally, I was going to set up a small kitchen in my “tiny house” and eat my meals in there. But Brad and Ellie knowing that my support was low have graciously offered to pay for any food that I will need. Not only does this allow for me to save money every month on food but it saves me money in not having to buy those first time items for my kitchen in my room. Praise the Lord for His provision. He absolutely knows everything that we need all the time, right down to the food that we need to eat. I could not be more thankful and humbled by Brad and Ellie’s wonderful gift to me. They have been such a huge part of this journey the Lord has me on. The Lord has use them to spur me on and lift me up when I’m down. The Lord has used them to convict me when I was in the wrong. They have been such a blessing to me over the years and I thank the Lord always for them. I’m excited to be able to be their intern for the next 6 months and to learn all I can from them.
Thank you for taking the time to read my newsletter, this one was a long one so thank you for sticking with me. I will have more newsletters to come, and look forward to going on this journey with you by my side. Thank you for your prayers, they mean the world to me. I would not be able to be here without them. Please know that I’m praying for all of you as well.
Because of His Grace,
-Safety on the missions trip
-The many lives that were touched at the medical clinic in Uganda
-Life-long friendships that were made both with our team from Frontier and the people of Africa
-The Gospel being shared and people being saved. PRAISE GOD!!!
-Brad and Ellie and their family making me a part of their home
-Family coming to visit
-My “tiny house”
-The women that I will be teaching, that they will be open to the Holy Spirit’s leading. That they will be diligent to come to class.
-For me to know what other ministries the Lord wants me to do.
-To be a blessing and share the light of Christ where ever I go.
-To be willing to get out of my comfort zone and be teachable.
-Traveling to and from town on my own for safety and not getting lost.
-My support as I still need it to come up, to stay as long as the Lord wants me to.