The whole of this week we have been teaching at a pastors Conference in Ujamaa. On Monday, our first day there we learned a very valuable lesson on flexibility. I have been told and have told many people that as missionaries we need to be flexible. We had a wonderful time of putting this into practice.
The day began at 6AM with normal rooster crows from neighboring houses, the call for prayer in the nearby mosques and the sweet giggles of baby Anjela in her crib. We took cold showers, had breakfast and walked out of the house to be greeted by rain that came down like it was the end of the world.
This was good and bad at the same time; it was good in that the temperatures dropped to higher 70sF and lower 80sF from the normal 95+ which is a blessing in Mombasa. It was bad because the roads have potholes that are so big when they are filled with water they become small lakes.
Well, we made it ok, thank God for a good car. When we got to the church where the meeting was taking place most of the pastors had not come because of the rains. We sat in the church waiting for about an hour. Finally everyone came and the meeting started with some good Kenyan song of praise and worship.
Ben Stood up to preach and half way into his teaching it started raining rhinos and elephants (not cats and dogs)...the church was tin roof. Ben raised his voice to try and compete with the sound of the rain hitting the tin roof but the louder he tried the harder the rain came down. So finally he stopped and gave up until the rain stopped about 10 minutes later and he continued and finished his teaching. Needless to say that he did not cover what he had worked so hard to come teach that day.
It was just another day in Kenya...The next time you are in the rain please remember to pray for us as we proclaim Him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ.
Have a flexible day, wont you?