No other explanation. The Holy Spirit is with us and working in Kenya just as he’s with us in Texas. God is good – all the time. We have fallen in love and bonded with the women that God hand picked and brought to the Trauma Conference. A third of our audience are Muslim. The miracles are unfolding right before our eyes. The women, both christian and Muslim, are brave and courageous as they stand and share their deepest pain with us. The painful stories of trauma – rape, abuse, poverty, having children killed, being brutally beaten, prostitution, shunned due to being born with deformities, divorce, polygamy/being neglected, having their plot taken from them, physical pain & dysfunction of organs caused from unthinkable torture. Women are learning how to identify and walk through denial, grieving, lies, anger, guilt/shame, anger, fear, trust, Justice, forgiveness, conflict resolution. Learning how to see God and life through the lens of scripture/truth instead of a broken lens informed by experiences and circumstances. Learning God’s character, how to study & the importance of the Bible. God’s truth. The gospel.
We spent weeks preparing and praying before we arrived, even knew we would need to be flexible and hold schedules loosely. But really, not until we got here could we even begin to imagine the work the Lord had planned for us and how many hearts would begin to heal. We are humbled and being taught so much by these women. Many, many, many stories.
We are teaching tough subjects and quickly learned that they LOVE our silliness, dramas, and illustrations. They are quick learners and so gracious with their encouragement to us.
Thank you for your prayers and for allowing us to be a part of this discipleship opportunity.
Come and listen, all you who fear God, and I will tell you what he did for me. Psalm 66:16
We all need Jesus.