So, I went to Africa. and holy COW, it was incredible. I made incredible friendships, met amazing people, and devoured delicious food (did someone say samosa? chapati? hot chai?). I look forward to the day that I get to see my new friends again.
I just wanted to talk a little bit about some of the things I learned while I was there:
1) Kenyan people are JOYFUL!
Kenya is riddled with poverty and, to be honest, it’s difficult to process. Some of the people there literally have nothing. Well, the American version of nothing. They have nothing concrete. But they do have each other. and God. and love. and joy. and faith. They have the kind of love that is pure and they have the kind of faith that moves mountains. Just look at those faces!
For I have derived much joy and comfort from your love, my brother, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you. ~Philemon 1:7
2) Kenyan people don’t blame God for their circumstances
By Lindsey, Summer team member