Jakeb and his team have only one week left in Kenya of their 2.5 months there. I can imagine the conflict of the heart that is going on with them right now. Wanting to stay forever but wanting to leave as well to get back to family and friends and their “real” life. They are conflicted now about what “home” is. I’ve said before that our home is in Texas but our life is in Singapore. I know that to be true but I also know that our ultimate home is Heaven and we’ll never be fully at peace in any other home or life on this earth.
This is the latest blog post from the team and their last village visit in Ngaamba. I borrowed their photo. Jakeb looks right at home doesn’t he?
Please pray for the team. Pray that they do not leave before it’s time emotionally or mentally. Pray that they leave their hearts there, finish strong and leave well.
This is a prayer that I found on Andrew Peterson’s blog yesterday. It’s so good I had to put it on the blog so I wouldn’t lose it. I’m praying this over the team this next week. Maybe you can too? Thanks!
“Dear Father, take this day’s life into your own keeping. Guide all my thoughts and feelings. Direct all my energies. Instruct my mind. Sustain my will. Take my hands and make them skillful to serve you. Take my feet and make them swift to do your bidding. Take my eyes and keep them fixed upon your everlasting beauty. Take my mouth and make it eloquent in testimony to your love. Make this day a day of obedience, a day of spiritual joy and peace. Make this day’s work a little part of the work of the Kingdom of my Lord Christ, in whose name these my prayers are said. Amen.” ~The Diary of a Private Prayer, John Baiilie 1936