Sunday, January 27, 2008

Swaziland Sunday Reflections

Here it is 2 days into the country. I have so much to say, and want to write so much more, but internet is very expensive, it is about $1 per minute. I would write then transfer via USB, but I can't do that either.

My heart bleeds for the children we saw yesterday at the care point. It was magical and beautiful! We played, and fed, and watched them study the Bible. We played more. We were at one of the gems of the ministry. Later in the day we visited the gem of the minidtry. The first care point had a multi-purpose building, water tank, locakable food storage, and enclosed toilets. The second point being the gem, had electricity, electric water pump, a 3 room school house, and housing for 2 teachers. It was amaziung how the kids can be ministered to.

My heart though was truly captured today in church. I have to tell you honestly, I could move here and worship like that EVERY Sunday! The worship was FULL of such joy. It was amazing. At one point the song leader and the pastor were dancing together in the aisle, it was beyond beautiful!!! The worship made the room giddy! I have not felt in the presecnces of such joy before God in a worship gathering EVER in my life.

We later met another man named Kevin Ward, who runs an orphanage, he had such hope for the future of Christ calling a remnant of God's people to rebuild the new Swaziland. It was inspiring to heqar his commitment to being Christ to the kids.

As I said, I will not post nearly as much as I desire to. Please pray for the people of Swaziland. Pray for the work of Children's Hopechest and the care points, which I have VOLUMES to write about. Please pray for Christi and I that God will continue to transform us into the kingdom builders his Kingdom needs.


Carris Family said...

Yeah! I am so HAPPY that you posted! I thought it might be a long shot but was REALLY hoping you would!! I am so thankful for you guys and your hearts for ministry. I have thought of you EVERY day since you have been gone, and prayed for such great things for you, and the people of Swaziland. We love you! Molly

Elysa said...

Great stuff, Kevin! Because of being really quite sick upon returning home and then just the demands of mothering 7, I've not had time to do much blogging. I'm feeling much better today and hope that I'm about to be over this crud.

In the meantime, may I please share some of your blog thoughts at my blog? You have said so well so many of the things I've been thinking about.

BTW, y'all keep praying for us. Jim is willing to do whatever God has for us where Swaziland is concerned...short term projects, financial support, moving over there forever, whatever! We just want what God wants.

Also praying for y'all as you continue down this journey of loving others for Him.