Monday, January 24, 2011

Flight A36 to Nairobi has landed!

Hello Everyone!

I'm on a different continent now. My flight landed in Nairobi at 9:30 pm Kenyan time on Sunday. The customs line went quickly and smoothly. Andy and Stacey Whitman stood outside the baggage claim and picked me up as soon as I got my luggage (which was undamaged, praise the Lord). We drove from the airport to their home in the dark, but even so I could see trees I've never seen before. From my limited view, the city, I could tell it was beautiful in a way I have not seen before.

I will write more when I have more story to share. Right now, I just want to thank you all for your prayers and support and to let you know I have arrived safely. The Lord is faithful. He kept me safe and gave me guidance. "To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul; in You I trust, O my God." (Psalms 25:1-2a)

In Christ,

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Destination: Africa

Hello friends!

Thank you for visiting my blog. This blog and facebook will be my means of keeping up with everyone while I am on a missions trip to Nairobi, Kenya. I will stay with a missionary family I have known for a very long time, Andy and Stacey Whitman. Officially, I will be a short term missionary under the headship of the Missions Abroad Placement Service, a program with the Assemblies of God. The Whitman family ministers in a program called Royal Rangers International; it reaches out to boys and girls and teaches them fun things, like survival skills, alongside Bible lessons and spiritual truths.

While I stay with the Whitman family, I will help them in their ministry and also help them as they home school their two children. The Whitman family lives on a compound with other missionary families, and I will have the opportunity to help with the various ministries in Nairobi. I do not know what the day-to-day life will be like, but I know the Lord will direct me to the ministries He wants me to participate in. I just bought my plane ticket and will leave the U.S. on January 22 and leave Kenya on May 15.

A servant in Christ,