Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Day 2 at Anajali

Today was Noah's ark day. Each class contributed to a large mural, by colouring in or drawing or making animals to go in the ark. They also traced their hands on colourfull paper and cut them out. The hands went together to create a rainbow. The film team was on hand so they took photos and some footage of the final assembly process. This was my first opportunity to interact with class 8 and it was a pleasure. I met one boy in particular, Francis who had drawn a picture of a home with two trees. He entitled it, Francis' Homestead. At the end of the day he gave it to me as a gift.

Today was also a bit of a trial. All the teams here in Nairobi are starting to feel the stress. We realized last night that our focus was being taken away from God's purpose and focused on our own. We were all so worried about getting things done the way we think they should be done, and weren't concentrating on what God wants us to accomplish. I think our team has found new focus in this regard, however please pray for the other teams, that they will remember that they are to focus on God's glory and not on accomplishing tasks. Please also pray for health for the whole mission team. Many of us have not felt well since arriving. My stomach was off the first couple of days and when that began to mend, I woke up this morning with a sore throat. The devil really is trying to drag us down with illness and team division. Please pray that he will not be successful.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

God allows us to work in our own way ... until we realize that we ultimately should be relying on Him and Him alone. What a wonderful paradox.