everyone likes to hear these words yelled in the early evening –
“Time to eat!” or something similar. A
few weeks ago at our church leadership conference it was definitely “time to
eat” - physically and spiritually.
In Kenya, a
country that claims 70% Christian population one might think believers enjoy a
steady diet of God’s Word. Not so. In fact, many Kenyans in slums and rural
areas, including pastors, don’t own bibles, let along receive solid biblical
teaching. This is also true through much
of East Africa. So, when the leadership
conference commenced, you can envision droves of pastors (from Rwanda, Burundi,
Uganda and many of Kenya’s counties) flocking in to eat God’s Word - dining on
foundational teaching that satisfied a deep spiritual hunger (Jeremiah 15:16).
days they feasted on God’s Word and nutritious food prepared in the Resource
Center. Kenyans who live in the slums or
rural areas rarely eat well-balanced meals. Many survive on watery millet porridge
and black tea in the morning and a bland corn flour paste (ugali) with a bit of
kale at night. Imagine our joy to
prepare chicken, goat, potatoes, rice, carrots, peas, cabbage and chapattis to
serve those who taste these foods only on special occasions like Christmas.
Yes. It was
“time to eat” - to share, to enjoy, to bless dear brothers and sisters in
Christ that faithfully serve the Lord in difficult places – where famine of
both God’s Word and food are all too common.
Galatians 6:10 says, “Therefore, whenever we have the
opportunity, we should do good to everyone--especially to those in the family
helping us be part of such a generous opportunity.
Asante sana for your prayers, support and encouragement.
hugs from the haugers Ooo0o
|Devouring good spiritual food.|
|Preparing yummy physical food.|
|The almost complete Resource Center becomes a kitchen.|
|Amazing sound man, David made it all work. Thank God.|
|Conference host, Pastor George and Mark.|
|Mama Benta in charge - lining up for food and fellowship.|
|Usher Emily and her pretty little daughter ready to eat.|
|Awesome Kenyan mamas who helped serve at the conference. Love them!|
|We got to drive security back to their station. Yikes!|