"You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. (Matthew 5:14 ESV)
My last two days at the school have been amazing-affirming, encouraging, challenging and joyful. I love being back at the school. I fallen in love all over again. There is such beauty penetrating the darkness. God is so tangibly at work at KDS! I am so incredibly humbled to be given the privilege in taking part of His story in Dandora. It's also so amazing to see - I don't know if it's because I have grown spiritually, have a deepened sense of appreciation, or sensitivity to the spirit...or all of the above, but God is everywhere. Listening to their songs, looking at the faded, hand-written posters of the Word of God, the lessons we walked in during Christian Religious Education, seeing the light in each of their faces, deepening the relationships with staff......... I. Love. It.
There is a lot on my heart to share, but I am emotionally spent for today. Please continue to cover us in prayer. That we would do everything out of love, that we trust in the Lord's sovereignty and deliverance at times when the enemy attacks us with the appalling poverty and destitution, and that these kids would continue to shine their light in the community.
I want to thank God for the invitation to follow His call, the privilege to invest and be invested in by such a wonderful, dedicated staff of teachers, and for the trust established as I do my best to serve each teacher and student. I am humbled and honored by the vulnerability, sincerity and receptivity of the teachers. I have 14 scheduled classroom visits/lessons/collaborations over the next few days, so I am seeking wisdom, creativity, rejuvenation, when necessary, and ingenuity. Above all, I seek to be empowered by the Holy Spirit and for God to use me in whatever way He chooses. Here I am God - I am available and willing to all that you have in store for me! I promise to expand on our journey in the coming days! PS I love and appreciate your personal comments, prayers and emails! I will do my best to get back to them as we have time. They are very encouraging, and bring a touch of home exactly when I need it! I cannot post pictures here, so check on facebook for that.