We arrived at Agape Mercy Children’s Home on Friday afternoon. It was good to see Pastor John and the kids again since our last visit was in 2009. We played a few games, enjoyed dinner and then worshiped with the kids before bed. The worship was one of the most powerful things we have experienced. We don’t have running water or electricity and are sleeping in a twin bed 🙂
Being here has been so refreshing for our hearts. Pastor John is doing amazing work. This kids are full of joy and centered on the LORD. The kids have been teaching us Kiswahili which is fun! They are great teachers.
On Saturday, friends of Pastor John came to visit us and to invite us to their children’s home in Nairobi called Judas Place. We have arranged to go there for a few days in August and help with media and possibly a website. Later in the day we visited a dam just a few miles away. The lake and scenery was breathtaking! I informed Micah that I would like to build a house here 🙂
On Sunday we were traveling to one of the children’s villages for church. We needed to take a mutatu (taxi van) to get there. Have you ever wondered how many people can fit into a mutatu? Here is your answer 🙂
Monday we went to meet the Village Chief. When we arrived at AMCC the area Chief and other officers were notified that we were visiting so they could tighten security in the area. Pastor John told us Monday morning that the chief wanted to meet us so we went to his office. He was very nice and shared his support of AMCC and the work that Pastor John is doing. He also reassured us of our security saying that police officers have bee patrolling where are staying at night by foot. He invited us back if we visit again. It was an honor to meet with him!
Tuesday, Micah went with Pastor John to the AMCC Board meeting all day and I stayed back with the kids 🙂 I am starting to get to know the kids, their names and personalities. We decided that I would start interviewing the kids on video while Micah was gone. It was amazing so sit down one on one with each kid and hear their stories, what they enjoy doing and what they want to do when they grow up.
We split them into four groups on Monday so the project was easier to manage. Each group has a team leader and the groups are a mixed in ages. I gave them the interview questions and said that if they wanted to present talents they could. They immediately broke up into their groups and started planning plays, poems and songs. They came alive with creativity and it was so fun to watch.
We are excited to see how all of the videos turnout. Much more to come!