Life in Prison

Lagranta Prison

Search Comprehensive School

(Nairobi Junior League kids)

Thanks to Mrs Moran (Allies Mom) for the gift

Today was such an eventful and fulfilling day.  It really showed the blessings God has for us all.  It started when we visited the inmates from the Lagranta Prison. Coming in, neither the prisoners nor us knew what to expect. So when we first interacted, we were all a little hesitant.  However as we began to run sports clinics and interact wit each other, our hearts opened up.  We were no longer prisoners and guests, instead we were one family in Christ laughing, loving, and enjoying each other’s company.  When we left them supplies such as soccer balls, basketballs, and volleyballs, the inmates showed us how much that meant to them.  Little do they know we were the ones truly touched by their spirits.

After we left there we went to the Search Comprehensive School.  It was here that the inner kid in all of us was able to come out.  As when went through more clinics with the kids, it was evident that Christ was running through them and they knew He was cool enough to have fun with.  For example, I was talking to a 13 year old named Ken.  His dream was to play in the NBA for the Lakers and asked what we were here for and whether or not we would build them a NBA-like arena to play in.  I proceeded to tell him he was going to be the one to make it to the NBA and build the arena for them and also shared we were here because we wanted to share the love of God with him.  His initially response was “Wait! You’re Christians?” As I explained it to him he said “You don’t look like Christians because you’re young and fun.” I believed he was touched as I explained to him that God works through all ages and is God where you are able to enjoy him and have fun with him.  His reaction made my day because he was able to see the love of God from somebody other than an authortive figure but instead from somebody he can relate to.

As the day wound down, we were able to give shoes and sports supplies to the kids of the Nairobi Junior League.  It was such an honor to see their faces light up as we handed them these things.  Not to mention just the things they went through at such a young age and the ability to persevere.  Today’s experiences really touched me because I was able to see the way people in situations such as being in prison were able to let God run through them and have at least one moment of peace and enjoyment.  Also to put smiles on the faces of young children and show them you can praise God and have fun!

P.S. Big Ups to Mrs. Moran for the gifts she gave us! It’s much appreciated.

With that I’m out,

God Speed!!

Kenya Sports21-May-2010

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3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Kay Clark Benkendorf on May 21, 2010 at 4:06 PM

    You–all of you–are making an impact for God’s kingdom –sewing seeds of faith & love.
    You make me very proud. More importantly, the Lord Jesus is smiling just as these precious children.

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  2. Posted by Syliva Maddox on May 21, 2010 at 5:03 PM

    I loved all your expressions of praising God and having fun. Who could not read this and smile and be grateful for what you are experiencing and what you are sharing! May your “inner kid” keep coming out.

    Reply

  3. Posted by Mama Palmer on May 22, 2010 at 8:45 AM

    It sounds like another year of God’s Blessings in Kenya! We are all so proud of you guys and continue to pray for God’s miracles in your live and the lives of the Kenya people you are meeting.

    Reply

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