Everybody needs compassion

Thursday, March 20, 2014

This morning flew by really fast. I ate more of the best pancakes in the world then headed to do the devotional.

I led the devotional this morning. It was all on perspective. Everyone loved it and I feel like I did a good job.

Afterwards, we went and did a home visit where we delivered a food basket to a family. The girl's name was Caroline and she is part of the Mentorship and Empowerment Program. She lives in a mud house about the size of two of my bathrooms with her aunt and uncle and her three cousins. She cried when we gave her food and prayed for her.

After the home visit, we headed to buy some jewelry. To get there, we were escorted from someone in that area because it really wasn't safe for us to be walking with people who weren't from there. When we got to the jewelry store, we had to wear masks to breathe. The jewelry was made out of animal bones and were super pretty. I got 15 items for less than 30 bucks! I am so happy about that.

We came back to Swahiba's place and headed to the Kabete Young Offenders Reception Centre (basically the juvy of Kenya). We played some games then broke off into small groups where we talked about friendship. The boys in my group ranged from 10-17 years old. At the end of it all, I had 6-7 guys become a Christian. When we were doing prayer requests, they asked me when I would be returning to America. I told them Saturday. One of the boys' hands shot up. He said, “I want to pray for you to have a safe trip home,” and another boy added, “and I don't want you to forget us.” This was so special to me and I loved it. I got an awesome group photo, too.

We came back to the hotel and are gonna sleep “like little babies” again. Today was so amazing and I cannot wait for what tomorrow had to offer.

Lesson of the Day: Everybody needs compassion shown toward them.