Lydiah, a 25 year old woman who runs the Freedom for Girls program for HEART invited me to spend the Christmas season with her. It began with her “Go Ye” group. The name delighted me because it comes from the verses which have been my theme for the last month. Matthew 28: 19, 20 Go Ye therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you… Their activity for the day (23rd) was serving a single mother who lived in a Nairobi slum. They prepared foods, shared a meal and left her with blankets and a supply of food. What a blessing it was for me to join these young servants of the King!
In her rural area of Murang’a, I had pleasure of again seeing Kenyan Christians joyfully following Christ’s call. Lydiah’s mother, a nurse and father, an x-ray tech moved to their rural home where they grow most their foods and built a small church for ministry. Working their full time jobs, and taking care of the family and farm even without running water and electricity is a lot for anyone. However, they could not neglect the “Go Ye” command.
On Christmas Eve, Lydiah and Peter (her Dad) and I went to visit a home of 39 orphans. Our visit, juice, yummy treats, stickers and a soccer ball brought a little extra Christmas cheer to their lives. In the evening Peter showed the 10 Commandments DVD. He and David, Lydiah’s friend, began the movie in his church but the generator went out, so they just took the movie and set up an outdoor theater. Christmas Day they showed “Jesus of Nazareth” in the same place. People out and about with not a lot of good things to do, stopped to watch a film about Jesus on Jesus’ birthday. Peter and David were so excited to spread the good news about Jesus. What a great “Go Ye” service! Consider, that this is all done on a shoe string! No good roads, no good cords, no fancy screen or equipment. The DVD player was borrowed, projector was borrowed (a one time deal from his hospital).
Let me know if you want to fund a projector for Peter. What joy it would bring!