On Sunday afternoon we had the opportunity to go to a youth conference called Tehilla Kenya in Dandora. Dandora is a large slum in Eastern Nairobi. Some friends of ours planned and organized the conference so we wanted to go and support them. Christa teaches at Rosslyn with us, and her fiancee, Stanley, is a Kenyan pastor that grew up in Dandora. They both have a heart for the youth in that area so they organized this conference to kick off this new youth program that will meet monthly in Stanley’s church.
We had the opportunity to visit Dandora on our missions trip last summer, so it was great to have the chance to go back. We enjoyed the service. There was a team from Canada leading the worship and they did a great job. There was one song that they sang that we love and the following are the words to our favorite part. “Heal my heart and make it clean. Open up my eyes to the things unseen. Show me how to love like you have loved me. Break my heart for what breaks yours. Everything I am for your kingdoms cause. As I walk from earth into Eternity.” It is our hope that these lyrics will become our daily prayer. How amazing would it be if we really loved others the way He loves us? As we were there on Sunday it was incredible to see so many people from different economic backgrounds, countries, and cultures worshipping together as one. It gave us a glimpse into what Heaven is going to be like, but also helped us realize that the Kingdom of Heaven can be here on earth. One day the poorest man and the richest man will be considered equal. One day there will be no economic, racial, or social division. Why can’t we embrace this now as Christians? Why can’t we grasp that God sees no division? Why can’t we embrace what Heaven will be like now? Just a thought…
It was another a great day here in Kenya. We can’t wait to see what God has in store next.
Stay tuned for our next post which will contain (but not limited to) cheap produce, flowers, perfect weather, Nairobi driving, and a monkey