Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.
Matthew 25:45 (NASB)
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Mfangano Island is an incredible place. We wake each morning on the shore of Lake Victoria. There are exotic birds all around. The people are warm and friendly. We rejoice in God's creation.
At the same time, the island is frozen in time. The leading industry is fishing. Electricity comes through a generator, a couple of hours a day, if you are blessed enough to have one. Plumbing is primitive. Roads are trails for the two cars on the island. Food is simple offering rice, beans, fish and chicken, Kenyan like bread and a few fruits. There is enough to survive.
The locals here are thankful for Calvary Church. They are thankful that Calvary did not forget them through the years but has partnered with them. They know that through Calvary Church's service to the Savior that their life is better - in the here and now and for eternity.
We continue to see God's faithfulness. He is blessing our service. Each team has seen God's work in both preparation and action. We are grateful for your prayers. They sustain us.
Please pray for our health. Several team members are experiencing some stomach and cold symptoms. Pray that the great physician will calm our illness.