Good Morning Africa! Who likes tea?

We are just waking up at Point of Grace to children’s laughter and preparation for the morning. One of their dorms is just outside our window, and last night we were surprised to see their waving and smiling faces as they saw us for the first time. Today, we will get to continue our introduction to Point of Grace as we get a tour of the campus after breakfast.

Richard, an administrator here, said something that really struck me yesterday. We had been discussing the fact that about 600 children go to school at Point of Grace Academy and of those 600, about 400-450 children stay here. These numbers had grown by almost 100 children from the time we were supposed to be here in October of 2017 until now. I asked him if he would ever foresee needing to turn children away. He said, these children come and ask for help. Sometimes we don’t have everything they may ask for, but you can always give them a smile.

But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions- it is by grace you have been saved. – Ephesians 2:4.

I’m given the impression that even if it means they may not have much to give, they still have a smile and the word of God. A lesson to be learned.

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Yesterday, we drove through some of the most amazing tea fields.

Lipton County. Apparently the Lipton company gets lots of tea leaves from this area of Kenya, and what beautiful country! Amongst the fields are some of the homes of the workers of the tea fields, as you can see in the picture above. They must have a lot of work, as we passed miles upon miles of mountain sides full of tea plants.

Just laying here in our mosquito netted bed thinking about it and I’m already excited about starting my day with a cup.

– John

7 thoughts on “Good Morning Africa! Who likes tea?

  1. How wonderful to see the beautiful country side. Gives the feeling of “being there.”
    Bob and Julie

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  2. Thank you for taking us all along on your wonderful journey. I look so forward to seeing your posts. God’s Blessings on your day. Say hi to Carla from Mom. 😞

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  3. Shannen,
    I am wondering if you have met the children that you/John, Jayme/Ryan have been sponsoring the past year?

    Dad

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  4. Thank you for sharing your experience with all of us! I am glued to my emails, waiting for your next post! We are praying for your team and for all at Grace point. Changing experience for all of us watching, too

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