I have finally been blessed with the opportunity to slow down. It has been a very busy past couple of weeks for me, especially as I had one trip after another. You would think that I would get better at unpacking and packing, coming home to Nairobi one night and leaving the next morning, but somehow it became progressively more and more difficult.
As I have been able to breathe this morning, I came to realize...I am living the dream. All of my hours devoted to researching opportunities to serve, my numerous college application essays about my longing to serve as a community health worker in rural Africa, my passion grown from my Pestilence and Civilization class, the little ways God has revealed His plans for me...I am finally here in Kenya, traveling throughout rural villages, loving the kids and providing health education with a great team. I am living out my dream. What a faithful God!
I hadn't yet expressed emotionally all that I am seeing, breathing, teaching, and learning until this morning. And it surprised me. After meeting with the team, my eyes filled with tears. Surprisingly, these were not tears of sorrow, compassion, or longing. They were tears of joy. As much as I miss home and all my loved ones there, I have never been so happy. They poured down my face as I attempted to explain to my dear mom. I can't believe it took so long to hit me. God is SOOOO good!
I realize it has been a while since I have last blogged, so I have chosen to devote today to blogging about my trips to Nyakach, Mombasa, and Meru--all of which were very different. I will probably write about 5 or 6 blogs--one for each day that we were serving in the village--since a lot of time was devoted to driving 6 to 8 hours through the breathtaking country of Kenya, God's beautiful creation. (Just FYI, I will probably post my blogs in reverse chronological order, so if you start from the top and work your way down, you can read them chronologically.)
Continue to follow me on my journey and hear what God is teaching me, and what He is teaching the people of Kenya through me. He is SO good!