Waiting, waiting, waiting!


It seemed that all over Kenya people were waiting. Our trip started with lots of waiting in airports and in the airplanes. Throughout our trip we were in periods of waiting. Waiting for things to begin or to finish, Waiting to go somewhere or to arrive somewhere, Waiting for the generator to start and waiting for the last moment that we would have light, Waiting for coffee or chai, Waiting to see what God would do in every situation.

It is something that we as Americans have a difficult time with!
When we arrived in Kenya one of the pastors told us to leave our watches behind because now we were on Africa time! He wasn't kidding. Things happened as they needed to, not when we scheduled them to. Our waiting was going to be a lesson that we would not soon forget.

God was whispering that he was in control and that I didn't need to be. He had this covered!
I hope I am not the only one who struggles with this!

 Everywhere you looked in Kenya, people were waiting. Waiting for the bus, for their children, for the sun to go down, for food, friends and healing. There were some that were waiting for the touch of the Holy Spirit. There is a deep hunger and thirst for the touch of Jesus in Kenya.


While we were walking down a path in the village children who were playing by their mud houses saw us coming from afar and began yelling, "wazungu" (white people), as if they had been waiting for our arrival. Each time this happened they came running to us. They were waiting to shake our hands, to examine our skin, to play with us. We were the ones that they had waited for. Talk about pressure! They giggled as we tried to greet them in their language.

I talked in the previous blog about church services being 4 hours long. There is an expectation that God will meet them in the service and that they are to wait for Him. To wait upon Him. They expect it and are blessed in their waiting on Him.

Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary.

 Father, I don't want to forget this waiting lesson. I know that you have a plan that you will carry out. Strengthen us as we wait for you. Jann

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