St. Augustine said, “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” Each trip we take, we are amazed by how God uses our dear friends in Kenya to rock our worlds. Alyssa and her family recently visited Mulango and Kitui, and here is her take.
Trying to put the last 10 days into words…but there really are no words. As I sit here jet lagged, I have a million stories I want to tell and about 800 pictures I want to share. There truly are no words. It’s in-explainable. I gained a new family and a new home. I was welcomed by the staff in Kitui and Mulango unlike any other place I’ve been before. Over 100 kids got to hear and try the violin for the first time in their lives. Leaving was the hardest thing I’ve ever done – especially 1 kid that permanently embedded his DNA into my heart. Jeremiah wouldn’t leave my side for 4 days. He had the most infectious smile, a laugh that had me in tears, a pouty face that was too perfect to be mad at, and the last day he was calling me mom. Although he is thousands of miles away, he is in amazing hands with the incredible staff and many caring people who love him in Kitui, Kenya. But most importantly, God was glorified, hearts were encouraged, and relationships established and deepened. 10 days felt like 10 years as God grew me and turned my fears into courage. No matter where we live on this planet whether Kenya or US, I am reminded that it is God alone who gives life, offers hope, and sustains life according to his power. Praise be to God.
“Amen. Amen. I’m alive I’m alive because He lives.
Because He lives I can face tomorrow.
Because He lives every fear is gone.
I know He holds my life my future in His hands.
Amen. Amen. I’m alive I’m alive because He lives.”