Sunday, June 17, 2012

Maasai Corner Worship!

Wow! What an incredible day at Massai Corner! God is so good and He is definitely at work here in Kenya! Today I am reminded of the verses in Psalm 96: 1-3 that say, “Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth. Sing to the Lord, praise His name; proclaim his salvation day after day. Declare His glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples.” This morning, we did just that! What an amazing experience to worship with the Kenyan people. It is so amazing that these beautiful people worship the same God we do and we get to worship Him together here in both Swahili and English, but of one spirit. We sang and we danced and we celebrated God’s salvation and His love for us!

Chris Hopper brought the word in church this morning and talked about Saul the bad guy to Paul the good guy. Medina, Karen and myself got to worship with the children in Children’s church. Medina taught a lesson about God creating each and every child and loving them unconditionally.

Right after church we got to be a part of the first baptisms at Massai Corner! Over 30 people were baptized and Chris Hopper, Whitney, and Keith all got to baptize several people with Pastor Chondo! It was amazing to see those guys serving in that way. I love the way they do baptisms in Kenya! They sing the entire time and cheer as each person is raised in the newness of life! What a beautiful service.
After church we opened the dental and medical clinics to the public and many were treated. We also got to play with the children painting faces and playing games all afternoon.

I am so blessed to be in Kenya again this year. God never ceases to amaze me! Please pray that we can continue to be God’s hands and feet while we are here! Please pray that He will give us His heart to love these people and that we will “always be ready to give a reason for the hope that is in us! (1 Peter 3:15)”
Courtney Shwadlenak 

1 comment:

  1. I loved reading your testimony Courtney! Thank you for sharing your heart! <3