Today we were able to do VBS in Bomani, with Class 7 as our helpers. God is going to do big things through those students. Please be praying for them! After VBS we were able to help serve the kiddos their lunch, and hang out with them for a bit. The teachers and staff of the Bomani School presented us with beautiful gifts. They are so loving, and giving, their generosity continues to amaze us, all the time. We were then given the opportunity to visit some Class 7 student’s homes, in groups. It was such a blessing for us to be able to pray with families in the villages, and hear about how our schools and feeding centers have changed their life paths forever. We then had to say goodbye to all of the friends that we have made in Bomani, and quite a few of us had a hard time with that. Please be praying for the bonds that have been formed in the name of Jesus, and that we would continue to think and pray for them as we go about our lives.
Today we had our last day in Bomlani. We did VBS today, Alyssa and I got to spend our day with the baby class. We had a lot of fun seeing the joy in the kid’s faces from the smallest things in life. I think it was impactful to see how carefree and happy children can be because they don't know any better, or see any bad in the world, they're simply carefree and happy. Along with VBS we got to visit homes in the surrounding villages. My group went through the village and handed out dresses to little girls as we visited. Multiple times while handing out dresses the children would look at us in awe, like they couldn't believe something this incredible was really being given to them. To me it didn't seem like it would be a big deal however I could clearly see in the little girls faces. This would change their view on life, and that the moment and the joy they felt would stay with them for a long time.
My day was so amazing. I loved being able to just teaching the kids about the bracelets we made. I love how the kids are so interested in my photo book and learning about my friends and family. I am so blessed that I have been able to see all three of my family’s sponsor children, and I have loved it! I am really excited about the work that God is doing in my life, here in Kenya. I am having a blast!
Please be praying for us as we have some teammates that are battling illness, pray for a safe and speedy recovery. Also please pray that everyone else is able to escape any illness.
Tomorrow our team gets the opportunity to build a mud hut in the community of Vipingo. Please be praying for the family that will make their residence there. Please also be praying for the team as we have to say goodbye to the people that we have come to know and love at the Vipingo School.