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Hello from Africa!

We arrived in Nairobi last night, all 10 of our team, safe and sound, eager to ready our hearts and minds for that which God has called us here.

I am lying in my hotel bed at 4am listening to the sounds of Africa…I am not exactly sure what or who it is but my best description is a gentle (but loud, obviously) chanting. It has been coming and going for the last hour. My flesh prays that it does not wake the children as they do need the sleep from the 24 hours behind and for the days ahead. However, my heart prays this morning, on the outset of this adventure, that God accept my praise as loudly as my African neighbor who is calling out to someone.

I have experienced a great overwhelming as to the opportunity God has provided me here, and humbly come seeking your support in prayer.

The 4th anniversary of David’s death has just passed and with it comes continued petition for God to glorify Himself and use me to that end. It is surreal almost to think about having exchanged my husband and father of my children for this sort of duty. Dare I say I would have done so if God had asked me to participate knowing what my life would entail. However, I have learned that being a follower of Christ means being willing to give all we have if He so asks. So that is the reason which I comply and respond, just as Moses did, “Now show me Your Glory.”

We drive tomorrow for 6 hours to Kisumu in order to dedicate the Ashburn Ohuru Medical Clinic in a village where medical care has not been within reach of the local people on Wednesday.

Would you please pray specifically for:

• Our health while we are here and upon return.
• Our ability to rest, whether it is while in the van as we travel on land or in a bed where we get to lay our head.
• Safety to and fro. We head to Kisumu tomorrow. Nakuru Wednesday. Enjoy a safari on Thursday and travel back to Nairobi on Friday where I will spend the weekend teaching.
• Saturday I get to share a message of self-worth in Christ and purity to a group of about 350 teenage girls in Kibera, one of the largest slums in Africa. It is called the Jitambue program which my ministry partner, Peter Abungu, founded.
• Sunday I will be sharing in several churches in Nairobi and that afternoon teaching at the Her Passion Women’s Conference.
• Please pray for the hearts of those there and that I would speak the words they need to hear. And that God would refine the messages He wants me to teach. May the Holy Spirit be very present.

We leave Nairobi late Sunday night and arrive in Uganda for our stay, the 17-26. I will send requests for that week then.

Thank you so much for walking with me down this path. Though this all sounds so exciting, and it is, and somewhat glamorous-i it is not, it is not easy. Circumnavigating the globe with 3 children hopefully makes God’s grace all the more apparent…I hope. Make no mistake, I do not do this for fame nor to appear well-traveled. I do it because of a human being who willingly gave His all, so that I would never have to experience being separated from God. Jesus is His name. It is the least I can do. And I will gladly continue to serve at the honor of my King.

Thank you for praying.

For His Glory,

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