Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion,
which cannot be shaken but endures forever.
As the mountains surround Jerusalem,
so the Lord surrounds his people both now and forevermore.
We each shared ways that the Lord has been faithful to us as we've been apart. So many stories of God's goodness and compassion during such a hard time. I shared with them that the Lord stood with us when Mike had to have his back surgery. When they realized what Mike had been through, they wanted to come back and be with us just to hear about it and thank the Lord together. As Americans, its easy to think, we're together now, let's just talk about it now. But that's one of the most beautiful parts of Kenyan culture. This purposeful being together.
So, this week on Tuesday afternoon, many of the leaders came to visit, encourage us and hear about Mike's health. It was uncomfortable to think that they were coming all this way just to see us. One of the women traveled three hours on the back of a motorbike one way. Another woman traveled two hours. Each one's coming came with a sacrifice. And we were so humbled and grateful.