All Souls in Kenya | Trip Update
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Dear Friends,

Every once in awhile on a mission trip, the next step seems unclear, and we need extra guidance from God.On Friday, we had the afternoon scheduled at the Oasis, the refugee ministry, but everything I had tried to schedule in the morning kept falling through. So Friday morning, I prayed very specifically that God would show us clearly that he was guiding us. An early morning quiet time in the cozy breakfast nook of our B&B led to a conversation with the owner, Susanne, whom I had met on a previous trip. She was interested in what we were going to be doing in Africa, and asked a lot of questions. Then, almost as an afterthought, she told me that they had just opened up a home for refugee children who had special needs, severe illnesses (like cancer) or had been wounded. The home was only a mile walk from our B&B, and she drew us a map. Of course the team was all about going there, so we headed off, not knowing who to talk to or if we would even get in. We found the door open, and the director just happened to be in, be free, and be willing to talk to us for quite a long time. She shared with us about the ministry, the stories of the children and their families, the challenges they had already overcome in being accepted by the community and the needs ahead. Over 200 children live here, some with families, and they receive medical care, food, guidance, a safe haven. There is also a need for possible summer music/art camp options for volunteers. Hmmm... We promised to stay in touch with the director, Claire, and left as new friends. So God answered prayer this day in a very real and exciting way. He is truly faithful. Even when we can't see around the corner, He has gone before us.

So now we are in Nairobi. And are preparing to leave to visit KDS for the first time as a team. We will be having a church service at the school, joining together with the churches of Pastor David and Pastor Catherine, and as one of our sponsored children wrote: "The mood is very high with your coming!" It is for us, too! We can't wait to tell you all about it later. Thank you all for your prayers - we can feel them!

Kathy, for the Team

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