Well I am coming to the end of my time here in Kenya. Like I’ve said before, the days are just flying by and blurring together! I’ve got just over 2 weeks left in this beautiful country! I have been so amazed at the work God has done in my life! When I first got here 4 and a half months ago, I almost immediately regretted my decision to come here. I wanted nothing more than to board a plane and come back to the states! After being here many months and really seeing what life is like for long term missionaries, I can see myself spending my adult life as a missionary in Kenya. I know that I won’t be able to come alone, I’d need a wife. I would love my future children to grow up here!
I spend most of my Fridays at my friends house in a town called Rongai. The Ferguson family have been the biggest blessings to my time here in Kenya! They are a family of 5 from Huntington Beach that have been in Kenya for 4 years! They take me in almost every week and give me American food, we watch American movies and we get to simply sit and talk. Believe it or not I don’t get to talk much here in Kenya. I am the only white person at ByGrace and it is somewhat hard to communicate properly with the Kenyans. It’s either talk to kids all day, or the adults who have a hard time with Californian English and my sense of humor. Long story short, the Ferguson 5 have been such a blessing in my life. Seeing how they live out here is an example of what long term missions is really about! Jonathan has also been a huge part in mentoring me and helping with my spiritual nourishment out here! Their ministry here in Kenya is pretty awesome! Jonathan pastors a church in Nairobi and he also teaches at 2 separate bible colleges!
I have learned so much out here and am so encouraged to look back at my previous blog posts and see how I’ve grown! If you want to know more feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or wait 17 days and you can ask me in person :)