The Journey team is group of college students, led by Choose to Invest, serving in Kenya for 2 months this summer. To follow their summer, you can check out their blog here.
“Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it full well” Psalms 139:14. The Lord is always so faithful to do a mighty work, and having the privilege to experience that work not only in my own heart but in the hearts of my brothers and sisters I get to spend this summer with as well, my soul has just marveled in complete awe at the wonderful works of our God.
The word God has given me for these last few weeks is Trust. I wasn’t aware until this journey began how much I struggled with trusting God and as a result of that trusting my community. During our time at Camp Highland God began breaking my heart, all the walls that I didn’t even know existed came tumbling down around me. The beautiful thing about God is that He doesn’t leave us broken long; this last week has been God revealing to me the lies that I have long believed and immediately replacing them with Truth, building my heart back up and showing me time and time again how incredibly worthy of trust He truly is.
For example, even though I am studying to be a teacher there aren’t many things more frightening to me than standing up in front of a crowd of people and speaking. It so happened that the second school we attended was so large that we divided up our teams so that we could go to more classrooms. Being in a group of four instead of seven left me without the option of stepping back and letting my team take over, but rather I had to speak on part of the lesson that I hadn’t prepared.
Praise be to God that He is so faithful to provide, because in that moment He gave me the words to speak and the courage to speak it boldly. As I continue to walk in the path that God has laid before me I am given opportunity after opportunity to Trust in Him and also in this incredible community I am surrounded with. Thank you for the continued prayers and support of all that God is doing as we move forward in our Journey. Mungu Akubariki (God bless you all).