Visiting Home

As of the 25 of this month, I will be leaving for Nairobi, and then heading home to the states and arriving on the 27th–for a visit. Words cannot express what transformation God has done in my heart over this past year. I have truly seen the lost found and the broken healed, and in the process been healed from a lot of pride and self centered ideology.

I have no answer for why I have seen what I have seen other than Christ, and am honestly ashamed of the person I was two years ago. Going home is necessary for me to continue because I have to share with churches what I have seen, ask for support, and explain future plans, but it is very hard for me. I am either clinging to Christ and home sick for Africa, or quickly conforming to the world and going back to my old self.

I am not the only one going home for a visit, the missionary couple I work with are leaving tomorrow for the same reasons. Please keep all of our Kenyan brothers in Christ in your prayer. Most importantly please pray for all of us safety as some of us are traveling and others are continuing here in Kenya.

I also need prayer that God would give me the same boldness I have here to share the gospel with people while I am back home.

7 Responses to Visiting Home

  1. Bob says:

    Prayers for you and the others you mnister with. My sister-in-law used to be in missionary work herself; in China. And I’ve learned a lot about it from her. It is truly God’s work you all do.

    Bob

  2. Derrick says:

    If you’re ever near New Orleans, we’d like to meet up and talk. There would be myself, wife Vicki and good friend of 25 yrs. Kim. We are all inspired by your selflessness and love of the LORD! “When one door closes…another opens”!!

    Sincerely,
    Derrick LaCombe

    • elizabeth says:

      Well thank you Derrick! I am very touched and glad to hear that I am welcomed. I don’t have any intentions of visiting New Orleans. However, I do have Google chat and Skype. If you all ever want to set up a time, I am happy to visit with you all. My email is elizabeth.mcwhorter@gmail.com. Our time zone is around 8-9 hours ahead of your’s.

  3. Kerri says:

    Brace yourself for some cold! Don’t be ashamed. Is a flower ashamed because it was once a seed. May you continue to grow in wisdom and have safe, pleasant travels home later this month. Hopefully you’ll continue to blog out of Africa!

    • elizabeth says:

      Yes, I will continue to blog. Thank you for your kind words. At first, when I saw the word “cold” I thought you literally meant “cold weather.” lol. But, I am glad I made that mistake because I had forgotten that I will need to pack some sweaters for home. I am not use to the cold. 😉

  4. AL Luedecke says:

    Please use this time for proper rest. Sleeping in your own bed will be like coming home a second time. Also, please keep us informed on your travels and experiences while you are here in-country. We truly enjoy you Blog and admire you for your dedication to the people of Kenya.

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