This afternoon in Vipingo, we were welcomed by the whole school outside singing! After the amazing welcome song was over we were escorted into the church where the students had prepared a program for us to express their thankfulness to Fox River for providing uniforms, food and a good school. I have to say that the girls’ choir that preformed for us today were amazing; I am very excited to report that they are off to nationals soon! Once the program ended, Pastor Guy brought the Fox River team up on the stage and talked about how each precious child sitting in front of the team was sponsored by someone at Fox River. The sponsor responded to the needs of the children and obyed God's call to give a child a better story and to make a difference in their lives! The Fox River team presented team jerseys to the Kenyan team. We might not all live and work together but without each other we wouldn’t be able to impact so many lives. We like to use the jerseys to show that we are all one team, working together serving the same God on two different sides of the world! Our Kenyan partners recently celebrated the completion of the school building in Vipingo. God is good, all the time.
We spent plenty of time playing crazy American games before each team member partnered up with a Kenyan staff member for a tour around the school. The Kenyan staff members explained to their American guests all about their job at the school to include some life experiences. It was really a blessing to see how God opened hearts for some really great conversations.
The last thing the team had to do today was stay up until 9 pm! I know it sounds funny but this helped them adjust to the eight hour time change difference…I will update you tomorrow on how they all really did =)