(Ok, this is the third try to post this, it is now Wednesday morning and I am having a cup of tea. I think I got my computer issues figured out. If I really have figured things out I will try to put up a few posts about our trip.)
(It is now Tuesday night in Kenya, just got my computer connected. Since I am typing this we obviously made it, some of our stuff was missing but that is for another post. We have gotten initial hugging done, had our first Kenyan pizza, experienced Nairobi traffic and now about to crash and hopefully sleep all night. I am operating on about 5 ½ hours of sleep the past 56 hours.)
I am typing this sitting in an airport in Amsterdam, so I am not positive whether this is a morning, or afternoon musings for you. My wife and I are about to board our 3 flight since yesterday afternoon on our way to Kenya to spend time with our son, daughter in law and 5 grandkids. This flight is the final leg of the trip. We are so excited to see them, hug them and spend time with them. We haven’t seen them for nearly a year and half since they began their missionary work in Kenya.
Yesterday was a very good day, of course it would have a very good day no matter what since we were beginning our trip to Kenya. But it really was a very good day in the life of our church. On to the musings…
-We focused the whole worship service on grace. The songs, the prayers and the message all focused on God’s amazing grace.
-There were some powerful moments as we looked at grace and took a fresh look at what it means in our lives.
-We had a lot of children yesterday, this area keeps growing and that is very exciting.
-People were very engaged during the message.
-The church gathered around my wife and I and prayed over us for our trip to Kenya. It was a very meaningful and moving moment in our worship.
-I loved observing some people sing a little differently about grace as we moved through our service.
-We had a couple of more visitors in the service. That is always encouraging, especially as we are seeing many visitors transition to become regular attenders and participants.
-We had more in attendance yesterday than we did on Easter Sunday. That is the second time in the past three weeks that has occurred.
-We saw more people step into ministry yesterday.
-I was reminded of how many wonderful people we have serving joyfully in so many areas.
-We got away on time and got to the airport on time. (Thanks Steve and Mike)
-Our luggage all made it in the weight and size guidelines!
We are seeing so many great things happening in our church and it is encouraging and humbling. I will try to blog about our trip a few times, dependent on internet availability. Here’s hoping you are finding something to be excited about this Christmas season.