God Bless for now, Marie
I feel just as I do when I sign cards to people and Wendy has said all of the right things ---What do I have to add!!!!
I would summarize, that after spending a day in Nairobi-which was interesting and enjoyable, that Kenya is a country of vast contrasts: geographically from the coastal area to the bush and primitive conditions to the magnificent and expansive highland game preserve area---and culturally from sophisticated Nairobi to our village medical mission experience near Kisumu. The contrasts in both respects is almost too much to comprehend and explain in an e-mail And the political and social issues-some of which reach our eyes and ears in the United States -- make one so thankful that we have social order in our country .
The one constant in all of this is that the Christian Church and in our case the Lutheran Church in Kenya continues to reach out to all parts of society bringing Jesus' Love and working on changing hearts and minds of everyone in Kenya. It was quite amazing to see one of the Bishops of the Lutheran Church, sophisticated, with a doctoral degree from Fort Wayne, leading worship in a mission church mud hut in the bush of western Kenya. And this is on a rainy day with the "main" dirt road not passable for some distance such that we walked some distance to the turnoff leading to the mud hut church. And the turnoff pass to the church was little more that a very wide cow path and was a slippery half mile or so the the church.
Communion that day was even more special.
I am thankful to have been able to support the work of Christ through the Lutheran Church in Kenya.
Love to all