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Sunday Worship in Kenya

Today I went to Katakala CCC church with Ashley, Renee, Luke and Edwin (our driver). It took awhile for us to figure out where to go but we got to see zebras and gazelles on the way there and back. So thank you Edwin for getting lost.

When we reached the church, we were welcomed by loud music coming from inside. The pastors came over to greet us and Edwin got lots of pictures. The kids sang and danced for us and Renee, Ashley and I were invited to dance as well.

Luke preached about the armor of God and it was so touching. He asked a question that got me thinking, "what armor are you wearing?" It just made me think about the armor that I'm wearing and I just knew I should probably start paying attention to God and the Bible.

After Luke preached, we came back to the compound and Bishop James (my best lie) was waiting for our part of the team at lunch. We played spoons for a little bit and everyone went outside to see Luke's experiment. The first one didn't work but the second one did and it was really cool.

I sat on the porch outside of Phil, Bishop James and Luke's house and talked to Edwin for almost an hour. It was really fun and we kept making each other laugh.

Bishop James and I went for a walk around the compound and it was really fun to just talk with him.

The day ended with us celebrating Renee's birthday around the campfire.

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Saturday in Kenya

Hello again from Kenya. Today our team transitioned from working at Il Tum Tum and did an all day training for pastors, Church leader, Sunday school teachers, and those working with youth. We hosted the training at Community Christian Church (CCC) at Ole-tukat. This church was started in the early 1980s by the father of Bishop James Sinkua. He was one of the first converts to Christianity among the Massai.

We encouraged these church leaders with the Biblical account of David killing Goliath. Kasey shared how to find the main idea of a passage, Nicole shared how to ask and welcome questions, and Renee shared how to involve students into the learning process through hands on activities. We ate lunch, took tea, and enjoyed the fellowship with our brothers and sisters in Christ.

After saying goodbye, we travelled to Narok for dinner and shopping at a supermarket, then arrived to Ewaso N-giro to the CCC training center which will be our home until Tuesday.

It has been so encouraging to see each person on the team engage and invest their heart into each ministry opportunity. They  have each been humble, flexible, and servant-hearted, a true expression of Jesus in all situations.

Continue to pray for our team as we travel to several churches to preach and worship tomorrow (and throw a crazy wild Kenya style party for our team leader Renee's birthday).

It's an honor to make deeper friendships with each person on this team and serve alongside them.

Phil Heller
(Massai name Lemaiyan "blessed one")

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