Sunday, July 23, 2006

Kenya, Heat and Sad Faces

I cannot deny it any's hot!! Desert nights in Southern Cal is a burn. No more on that.

When we left our air-conditioned motel room this morning at 8:45 it was probably already close to 90 degrees F. Walking into church today was a cool and welcome relief from the heat. Even though the sermon was about lamenting (Psalm 88) it made me happy.

I got to hug my friend who's lamenting over the loss of her son (scroll down to post titled Precious Thy Death). She's strong though and will make it through...again. My only prayer is that I didn't say anything stupid. I only meant to hold her.

There were others who cried today but it is not for me to tell, only to pray that they don't wind up on the 11:00 o'clock news. Lord protect them.

And last but not least is the question: Is a mission trip to Kenya on my agenda? I still don't know. However, the meeting today with the mission team from Empowering Lives International put my mind at ease more than it scared me away, if that makes sense. The next couple of weeks will tell if I'm chosen, only eight can go. More than that showed up for the initial meeting.

I want to make a difference in this world. Let's see how far that statement will take me. And on that note don't forget about the blog-a-thon this Saturday, July 29th. There's only a week left and I really would like to reach my goal of $500 for Feed the Children. Remember you will receive a free copy of our cookbook Come and Dine if you can pledge $25 or more. Many many thanks to my sponsors thus far. You can click on this link to Sponsor Me!

I said I wouldn't...but it's sooooo HOT!! How hot is it in your part of the world?


Sharon said...

Regarding your comment: “I want to make a difference in this world. Let’s see how far that statement will take me.”
I want to make a difference in the world, too, but the way life has been going, I don’t have time to make a difference. At least that’s what I thought. Then something reminded me about the hours of time I spend investing in my teen children. Simple things like driving them to church, keeping the refrigerator stocked, and guiding them through one “drama” after another. I have come to the conclusion that investing my life into these young human beings is probably the most important assignment I will have on this earth.
That thought can be comforting when motherhood gets a little crazy.

The GateKeeper said...

Absolutely, my friend. The drama of raising our children. Wow!! That is probably the most important mission field we have.