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Friday, July 31, 2009

Friends of God

Last evening Sarah, Julia, Zima and I went for a beautiful, hour long sunset walk. My house is near the edge of town, so we started from there and went out into the rural community just a half a kilometre out. We wound around dirt paths that had simple mud huts along side of them. About half way through our hike we spotted a group of young ladies pumping water at a well. They were singing "I am a friend of God. I am a friend of God. I am a friend of God, He calls me friend." When they spotted us they got really shy and sort of giggled. Well, I started clapping and sang back to them "I am a friend of God; He calls me friend" and everyone was excited. It was a neat opportunity to worship on the path.

We finished off the hike with a view of the land atop a huge rock and then escorted Zima to her simple home. Zima is a Kenyan friend who is doing a two month internship with Fida. We get along really well. Zima showed us her room, which was maybe 9 by 15 feet and it contained a mattress, mosquito net, some clothing and personal supplies and a lantern. No electricity and I didn't notice any place to cook. I had no idea she lived so close to my house, in behind a simple cement building. I am always shocked at where people stay. But Zima only has two more days and then she is going back to Kenya. I will miss her fellowship.

Then some more friends joined Julia, Sarah and I for dinner and a bonfire. The guys did not appreciate Sweet and Sour meatballs. They wanted simply fried and over-dried pork instead. O well, at least the girls relished my dish. (Mom and Dad, we finished off the night playing Nine Men Morris -- o the memories on the Mayflower)

1 comment:

  1. Hi karen I just caught up in reading all your blogs. It's wonderful to hear how you are caring and responding to those in need around you. You are in my thoughts and prays. Julie Frankruyter