Nakupenda! Nakupenda! Nakupenda!

Kenya… It’s a place where love happens! Not the kind you’re used to! It’s something deeper! It’s breath taking,  joyful, contagious, overwhelming, and I crave it!!!
When I was preparing for KENYA, I had shots and meds to take so I wouldn’t come home from Kenya with something from there! I packed snacks just in case I didn’t like the food. I packed hand sanitizer so my hands would stay clean!
Little did I know…. NONE OF IT MATTERS!
Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for your brothers, love one another deeply from  the heart.
1Peter 1:22 

 Above All, love each other deeply, because  love covers a multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.
1Peter 4:8-10 

 God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.
Hebrews 6:10

  For God so loved the world that he  have his one and only son that whoever believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.
John 3 :16
My family in the village gets this!!! They love and live in a way that it’s seen not said.
Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.
1 John 3:18 

So how do you love in the village??
Whole hearted?? With guards down???
I did! Not even noticing it!
To hold and kiss and wipe the tears of a child who is not your own is not our norm but it is my Father’s norm! Do you think our Father loves with conditions?
No, He doesn’t. So why do we?
I loved deep! Putting fear and insecure feelings out of the way.
I kissed a dirty, muddy, tear dried face and just soaked every second of it up like sweet tea on a summer day!
No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.
1 John 4:12 
A sweet child with every bit of his love, and energetic personality, running as hard as he could leaped into my arms and held on as if life stood still! I just stood still! In love so deep that the only way to explain it is the love of my Father!
Jesus Christ loves me more than that! He wants us to leap into his arms and just be still! Just to be quite and savor the moment. Which is what I did! I breathed in every moment of it! The smell of him, the feel of his sweet African skin, and the beat of his heart!! I serve a God that loves me so much that He allows me to love like that! And to know that He loves me more!! Just like I had the chance to do… Fix a wound, to wear his sweet blood on my shirt and to hold him during the pain. Jesus did the same for us! He died and wore our blood! He carries and holds us when we hurt and He does just as I did! I kissed him over and over and said Nakupenda, Nakupenda, Nakupenda !!!
My Daddy is amazing and I stand still in His loving grace!
Chanda Feil

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