Similar to our own lives, it’s silly to believe we can do this all on our own. Before leaving the base, we focused on the gospel of John during our morning devotions. John 15:4-5 talks about the vine and the branches to highlight the importance of including God in all of life’s practices.
I came to Africa and these strangers allowed me the privilege to call them family; they gave me a place where I felt I belonged. Through their love, I learned so much more about Christ’s unconditional love, and in His arms I have found the most beautiful sense of belonging. Strangers, friends, family, I hope you know you belong there too.
One of the things so far that has blown my mind is how close everyone feels here. The community here is unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. All the neighborhoods are fairly close so that makes a bit of a difference but I think it goes deeper than that. Every time I walk into a room or function I am greeted like an old friend, with loving smiles and hugs that could cure any disease.