Seeing the Lord at Work

This week in the Nandi Hills was absolutely amazing. Thank you for your prayers. Sorry I was unable to update my blog while I was there. I will spend the next few days recapping on our trip, but my internet is acting up so please be patient with me.

The Nandi Hills are a place where God’s majesty is evident through His creation everywhere you search. From rolling hills of lime green tea plantations to patches of rain forest full of colobus monkeys, it is easy to find yourself pausing in amazement. However, despite all the beauty, there is much pain. My heart breaks when I look into these hills and see such beauty among such turmoil. Alcoholism, political violence, oppression, and poverty are everywhere. The people work hardest early in the morning dew which dampens the tea leafs–adding to their weight. According to one of my Nandi friends, they are payed around 6 cents for every Kg they pick, so weight is everything. I would liken life here to a days labor for a days food.

Broken and impoverished, these people are more open to the love of Christ than anything I have ever experienced. I did not cross a single person unwilling to accept Jesus Christ as savior, and those who knew Him were eager for prayer. We had many pastors with us this week from Nandi, and I must say they truly know that the riches of Christ are more than the riches of the world.

2 Responses to Seeing the Lord at Work

  1. Nora says:

    beautiful country. seeing the workers in the tea fields reminds me of my early years when my mom and dad had to pick cotton to try and make a living. really hard work. lots of hard times growing up but we never thought we were poor. we didn’t have anything material, barely clothing, food etc but we had an abundance of love so we weren’t poor. Belief in God works wonders in your life. I’m so glad you got to experience this and see the miracles of God come to life. Lisa and Benton gave the slide presentation at church Sunday. It was emotional for me, especially when Lisa said their trip was as much ours as theirs. God Bless you and keep you safe and healthy

  2. LM says:

    we are in the middle of the dead, dried up winter in West Texas. It was so refreshing to see all the beautiful green of the Nandi Hills. It was a refreshing story of people who are hungry for the Word and having your group bring it to them. The Lord is working through you. Prayers, blessings and love, Lilly

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