Time is Flying in Kenya
August 1, 2016 | LeAnn Harris
Sorry that it has been so long…I have been settling in… I have started teaching at two churches three days a week and loving it. I have also offered my hair cutting services to the missionary community and have had a few get their hair cut. I’m attending a weekly Bible study in town with other missionary women in the area. I had the opportunity to teach last Thursday. It was wonderful! All of them are so gracious and welcoming. I already feel at home with them. I have also been able to help Brad and Ellie around the house and hopefully lightening the load some. They are so great!!!
I have been trying to think of how I can explain what I have been feeling but there are no words. I have been in Africa for 2 months and it is flying by. Every day is a new realization that the Lord is faithful. The words I’m giving to my feelings and thoughts are…God is faithful. God tells us over and over in the Bible not to fear…that He is with us. He has proven over and over again that we can trust Him and trust what He says. But it is never in the times that we think we are okay that we remember that right?
5 years ago I came to Africa for the first time, not knowing what the Lord had in store for me. I had no idea how much that trip would change my thinking and my life. But the Lord knew. Every day the Lord knows what He is doing and when I wake up to start the day, He has a plan. I trust that it is good because He is faithful. There is nothing that happens in life that is by chance…and the Lord has shown me that every day here. There is not a person I meet on the road, at church, or in the Matatu who the Lord does not want me to. It is a comfort and a blessing to know that. As I live here and learn more about the people here, I know that the Lord is moving here. Not because I’m here but because He loves these people. I’m learning that I have a lot to learn and I’m never going to be done learning. I’m learning that our God is so very good to us…because in His mercy and grace towards us, there is a life of freedom that we can live and share with others. I’m humbled by His faithfulness to me… in granting me the great opportunity to come and serve Him and His people here in Africa.
Thank you for your prayers. Please keep praying for the salvation of the lost here in Kenya. Their eyes are blinded to the truth of God’s love for them. Some of them think they are saved but have been led astray by others. It hurts my heart to hear them talk about all the good things they have done in the name of the Lord but have not trusted in Jesus Christ alone for the forgiveness of their sins. Keep praying for them always…I have heard people say that missionaries don’t need to go to Africa because they are Christians already….well it’s not true. They say they are and they think that they are Christians but many of them are not. They are still lost in their sins and need to hear the Good News of the Gospel.
Will you please pray for my monthly support to increase as well. The Lord knows exactly what I need and I trust in His provision. I love you all lots and lots…I’m praying for you all as well. If there is any specific requests please don’t hesitate to let me know.