We woke up early the next morning and made the 2 hour drive to Machakos, which is where Emily and I are living through the first part of October. The students at I Can Fly had their first day of school on Tuesday and we are working with the September Mission Team from Bay Leaf until Thursday, so we won't start at the school until Friday. Last week, we taught at a conference at a church in Machakos Town and absolutely fell in love with the people there. We spent most of our mornings with the youth group and our afternoons with the children. We met many of the pastors from the local area, and they each welcomed us into their churches and into their lives. The more time we spent teaching and playing with the children, the more we were reminded of why God called us to Kenya. Our hearts are so content when we see the church family shouting for joy at what the Spirit is doing inside of them and when we see the children's eyes open wide with excitement as they hear the many stories of the Bible.
Today we travelled to a different area of Machakos county called Matuu, where we'll be leading our second conference with the Bay Leaf team. It just started this afternoon, but we have already seen the Lord speak to the Kenyans and to us. We are so excited to stay in Matuu for a couple days and to have a front row seat in watching the Holy Spirit work.
So for that reason, Pam's "Welcome Home" was extremely fitting.