We hit the ground running after the team came in today. We came back to the hotel to shower and get set for the day. The day started with an orientation meeting with our missionary’s, Jim and Susie Horne, learning about Kenyan culture, their experiences here, what God is doing in Kenya and how Fox River is making an impact. Then Pastor Guy challenged us with this, "Be great and serve." It sounds so simple but it's two fold: we need to serve as well as be served. It can be hard to be served when we have come to serve the kids and staff in our centers, but if I don’t let them serve then I am robbing them of the blessing of serving. Here in Kenya that is much easier said then done as the team started learning today. These are people who have so little, but they want to do everything for you to make you feel welcome. They save their money to buy gifts to say thank you for coming and serving. It is truly a humbling experience.
The afternoon was spent at Vipingo where we watched our kids sing, got to know the staff and learn about the center. It was a great time of team building and getting to know our kids more for the team. The team held in there until about 4pm when we left Vipingo. It was down hill for most of them after that. We made a stop at Tuskys (Kenyan Walmart) to pick up a few things. It was probably the fastest we have ever had a team in and out! They all headed to bed early tonight. Pray that they all get a good night's sleep and their body clocks change over quickly.
There is nothing better then to have a team that has all of its bags when you pick them up!
We all went up front to look out and see where God is at work in so many ways.