Life in a fallen world is such that we never quite see the whole picture. We do what we do as witnesses to God’s mercy and pray that what we do furthers the message of Christ and His gospel. We believe that God will do things in his way and in his time so that all things will work together for good to those who love him and are called according to his purpose. In our time we see problems and difficulties and frustrations and life under the cross can be full of trials and temptations. Our last Mary Okeyo Travelers experiences some of the rub in our “life together”. Things do not go as smoothly as we hope and sometimes there are breakdowns in communications and issues between partners that need to be worked out and readjusted. We are in one of those periods of readjustment. Some of the rescue centers are not equipped they way they should be. Some of the rescue centers do not even have mosquito nets and we have been working with Lutheran Malaria Initiative. We have to figure out with our partners how to better deliver needed materials to those that we seek to serve. The work goes on because we believe it is the right thing to do. We may not always do it right. God has entrusted a lot to “earthen vessels”.
We try and tell people of the advances and the retreats, the good the bad and the ugly of working in the world with our partners and trying to do mercy and witness while the devil raises hell. Paul says “we have spoken freely to you; our heart is wide open. You are not restricted by us, but you are restricted in your own affections. In return (I speak as to children) widen your hearts also.” II Cor. 6