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Naivasha, Kenya – Sunday – DCK and Kongoni

Today we attended church at Rehoboth UMC in the DCK neighborhood.  What a great service and a great message to remember to stay as moldable clay in God’s hands so He can continually shape and reshape us as He needs to. The text for today’s service was Jeremiah 18:5-6: “Then the word of the Lord came to me.  He said, ‘Can I not do with you, Israel, as this potter does?’ declares the Lord. ‘Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, Israel.’”  What was extra special for us was that Pastor Paul used a mosaic that was completed by one of our graduates, Zach, that said “I ? Panua”. This small mosaic was done overnight from our leftover broken pottery and presented to us the morning of graduation by Zach. He had asked to have the extra pieces and the tools from our larger mosaic project. We were all so surprised by the beautiful work he did so quickly, but even more surprised when the pastor used it in his sermon! It’s now a sermon we will never forget because no matter where we come from we are all the same to God and are all still a work in progress.

DCK – I cannot find the words to express or explain the living or road conditions of this neighborhood on a hill. I will have to let the pictures speak for themselves. They asked us to bring to you their greetings. They are so appreciative of our help for their youth. They also asked us to keep them in our prayers now and during the 2017 Kenyan elections. They are hoping for continued peace in this country.

After the service, we drove a short distance to have lunch, and got to meet a giraffe up close and personal.  That was exciting for everyone, even Sammy our driver, as he had never actually touched one before.  We lunched in a beautiful spot overlooking Lake Naivasha, and then took a drive over to a nearby breathtaking saltwater lake, viewing Kongoni, another of the neighborhoods we will work in next time, on the way there.

Another blessed day for all.

~David Alger