Well we are feeling more at home and settled in. I have to say that I am not feeling as isolated as I was previously. There are more people at home that speak English and the leadership team at Christ Glory Centre all speak English well. I am picking up more Luo in the process and I just really feel at home, like I am in the “right place” doing the “right thing”. There is such a sense of peace and purpose. I am so grateful! God has a perfect timing for everything.
Just yesterday we invited our leadership team over for lunch, to appreciate them for all their hard work and commitment. We were humbled by the way they have served so diligently both in our presence and our long absence. I can’t imagine any lead Pastor that would dream of being away from his congregation for 6 months?! Pastor Joseph worked so hard in our absence overseeing the YFT projects and managing the church.
We were struck by people’s commitment within such a young church, after all Christ Glory Centre was just launched in May of 2012. God has done remarkable things! We have a very dedicated team and we thank God for His grace and goodness!
Our hearts have also been stirred with excitement. We recognize that so often before God moves in extraordinary ways, it is proceeded by the unity of His people, coming together in the purposes of God. I am reminded of the book of Acts 2: 1,2 “When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting.” We later find, that the apostles went out in the power of God which became evident by the mighty miracles that took place by the Spirit of God. So we are excited about what will do with such unity and hearts that are rendered His!
My second Sunday back, I had the privilege of leading a person to Christ and I have witnessed two healings. One of a child that was healed of malaria and also a youth that was healed of some severe abdominal pain. God is so faithful and mighty! He has a name that is above every name! Above every sickness and disease! We anticipate His continued goodness and faithfulness. Praise Jesus!