Africa 2023 Trip Reflections

November/December 2023

  On July 21, I embarked on a trip I will never ever forget and will cherish the memories thereof forever. Except for trips to Canada to fish with my father and other friends, I had never been out of the United States, so to be completely honest, there was some nervous anticipation on my part. 

   Arriving in Nairobi, Kenya where we were to conduct “Train the Trainer” sessions, I met what I have to say is the most hospitable and gracious culture of people I have ever met in my life. We were welcomed with loving open arms and the hospitality extended to us was overwhelming. I sensed the African people were truly glad we were there and looked forward to hosting us. 

   It was the first time I had ever participated in the “Train the Trainer” program and the experience of exploring the 5 “E’s” of WILD Ministry -Encourage, Equip, Empower, Engage, and Expand-was enriching and rewarding. 

   While in Africa and especially Nairobi, I must be perfectly honest: I was mind-blown to see the atrocious living conditions which so many of the people live in and what little so many of them have and what they must endure in everyday life, yet they are so thankful for what they do have. We here in the U.S. should definitely take a lesson in being more thankful servants of the Lord.

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