There was one visitor in attendance who came via the medical mission. This is a beautiful picture of when the means leads to an end - one lost sheep is found and brought home! The worship leader led from her seat as the entire church sang an oldie but goodie, “I’m trading my sorrows!” The first part was in Swahili and the second in English. Unity through diversity!
I taught on 1 Corinthians 3 where the apostle Paul addresses the Corinthian church regarding division and favoritism. If there is one thing that will compromise all of our efforts this week it will be division in the body of Christ. Pastors from other churches served tirelessly all week long and I’m sure they wish these efforts would remain but, unfortunately, this is temporary. They must now build on the foundation that has been laid and trust God for the increase. Any signs of grumbling, jealousy, contention, etc. would cause a stumbling block to the unbelievers/unchurched in the village and grieve the holy spirit.
We played games with the children one last time. It was hard to wave goodbye to them but I have a feeling we will see them again. The team is tired. We all crash when we return to our lodging. We have dinner one last time and talk about final arrangements and prepare to return home. God has been good to us and through us. May the people of Kenya be blessed. Glory be to God forever!