Sunday, August 29, 2010

God's blessings abound!


This has been a week of blessings.  When I arrived in Eldoret last Friday, I received a message from a fellow missionary that she would be in Eldoret for the weekend and wondered if I was anywhere close.  Wendy Wagoner works in Tanzania and we met last April.  We haven't seen each other since then.  I was so excited that God worked it out that I would be in Eldoret when she would be there and we could meet up.  It ended up that she was able to stay with me in Eldoret starting Monday and then travel with me to Nairobi.  It was very nice to have a traveling companion.  The Lord blessed both of us by working out this little connection without any planning from either of us!

Once we arrived in Nairobi, we had a wonderful evening with some Nairobi teammates.  We got to celebrate a birthday, share a meal, fellowship and have some fun.  It was a good evening and we didn't get lost on the way home!  I am directionally challenged and this was a new area of Nairobi to me.  So, it was a very good possibility that I would get lost.  Even so, we made it to our guesthouse safely with only one small miss-turn.  Friday, we had fun going out for lunch and seeing the movie Inception.  That is a good movie, but very thought provoking.

Saturday morning, I woke up to a message that I had received a nice random gift.  It was such a surprise and really did have me smiling most of the day.  We spent the day meeting up with some of Wendy's teammates from Tanzania and again celebrated a birthday.  I was able to find some ESL story books that are a bit more African that my students will understand a little better.  I also found some colorful posters for some upcoming lessons.  I don't have a lot of wall space in my classroom, but these will help brighten up the room.

Today my Wendy headed back to Tanzania with her teammates.  I was sad to see her go, but I was thankful for the time we were able to spend together.  We had a nice breakfast at Java house.  (One of the more American style restaurants in Kenya {there are only a few} that is really very good!)  Then I headed to church.  It was so nice to be able to worship in my "mother tongue!"  To top it off, we sang one of my favorite hymns at a church that normally sings mostly choruses.  Then, I had lunch with some fellow Kenya CMFers.  It was a nice time of chatting without having to talk about business and pass minutes.  We could just enjoy each other's company.

So, that is my week of blessings.  How about you?  How has the Lord shown you recently how special you are to him?  I'd love to hear it!


  1. Meeting up with good friends is wonderful; I am glad to hear that God set that up for you. :-)

    To answer your question... been sensing some shifting and adjusting in my life undeniably coming from on high. I feel as though He has not left me alone but that He see fit to invest in me.

  2. WOW! I am so sad that I just found out that you are keeping a blog! I have a lot of reading to do to catch up!!! Hope you're doing well Lynn. (Oh by the way, this is Ashley Ward, your CMF intern for 2007. I got married so my last name is different!!)