Hey everyone! It’s Kate E. and Erica….We decided to write this blog together tonight because we have both had similar experiences on this trip. Since both of us come from good ol’ Drakes Branch (represent!), Africa has been such a mind blowing trip for us small town girls. The past couple of days have been pretty laid back but it’s been hard realizing that in a few short days we will be leaving this beautiful place. The Lords presence has never been so prominent to either one of us as it has been on this trip. We’ve realized even more just how great and powerful prayer is. We definitely take that for granted back home. In the US miracles happen every day but we are so often distracted by so many other things. A saying we’ve heard here is the difference between Africans and Americans is that “Americans BELEIVE in God but Africans DEPEND on God.” We both really took this to heart because it’s not out of the norm to see miracles performed daily right before our eyes. We spend so much of our day praying over the street children and boys from the homes for physical and spiritual healing and it’s incredible to literally see the Lord heal people right in front of us. We are constantly reminded of his love and his power.
Like we said these past couple of days have been pretty laid back and that’s been such a blessing. We have fallen so deeply in love with these boys and the Jesus in them. At street reach we have been playing football and fun games and just hanging out with the boys. They have been such a blessing to us. At the homes we had the boys do skits yesterday to act out “Treasures in Heaven”. It was so funny! They had us all laughing. Today at the homes we didn’t do our normal small groups but just the lesson and hung out for the afternoon. It was a nice relaxing evening. We are so excited to spend the next few days with these wonderful boys but keep our team in your prayers for guidance and to love like Jesus!