Saturday, August 1, 2009

The day has come!

Hello from Mombasa, Kenya!!!! After about 32 hours of travelling we safely arrived in the city at 2 am. The journey here went very smoothly considering we had about 30 people and a lot of supplies to bring with us. We flew from Oklahoma City to Washington D.C., London, Niarobi, then Mombasa. It was a long trip but it gave everyone a great opportunity to get to know each other before we arrived.

John McCloy and a few others have already been here for about 2 weeks and gave great reports of all that has happened. John and David Fagala spent the last several weeks upgrading and repairing the Peavey speakers for the African pastors. They finished most of them, but we may have a few more in the days to come.

Several African men met us at the airport to transport us to the place we are staying. They were all very kind and receptive to us and made us all feel welcomed right away. I met a great young man named Zablano and started talking to him on the ride back from the airport. He is 27 years old and has two children. We did not always understand each other but he spoke enough English that we carried on a pretty good conversation.

Today, Saturday, we had an early breakfast then met together and went over what we will be doing the next few weeks. We had introductions from all 39 team members about how they had come to be on this mission trip. It was so great to see how God had led many people of all different backgrounds to be on this team. I am looking forward to working with them in the coming weeks.

Afterwards, we begin unboxing and sorting out all the supplies that we will need the next several weeks. On Monday the pastors will arrive and we will register them for the conference. Please pray that we will be able to effectively communicate with the pastors so that they will be able to confidently carry the gospel message out to their fellow countrymen.

There is Internet service here but sometimes it is somewhat limited. I will try to update this as much as possible and keep you aware of the work God is doing in Kenya.

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