Journey 2013 is officially on Kenyan soil! After 4 flights and over 30 hours of travel, the interns are finally settling into the Invest House in Nairobi. We are thankful for a God who is our protector, and was sovereign over every single flight that our team was on over these past few days. It was a peaceful few days of travel, but it’s safe to say that our interns are more than thankful to have a bed to sleep in tonight. The Invest Home will serve as a beautiful refuge for our team in between our trips to the communities. We praise God for such a beautiful place to call “home” for the summer.
We are so humbled by all of the people who have partnered with us in the past few weeks to invest in J2013. We have been blessed with meals night after night from amazing people, selfless and generous hospitality, a beautiful cupcake cake, a large bus to carry interns to the airport, tons of supplies, helping hands to pack, run errands and serve meals, speakers who have deepened all of our understanding of Jesus and refined us already, a place to park cars, and an incredible camp highland staff whose servant leadership inspires us yearly! It is a gift to watch and experience the body of Christ come together and be kingdom focused and experience ministries come together and serve one another.
Our next few days before heading out to our first community will consist of training for Rejoice Project. Hannah Woods, RP manager, and Jon Fox, Director of Community Relations, will lead our team through the process of assimilating into Kenyan culture. The interns will be learning how to specifically support and empower the Kenyan leaders who teach the Rejoice Project curriculum to over 6,000 students in 410 Bridge communities. J2013 will work along side these Kenyan leaders all summer, so these next few days of learning the curriculum will be just a foreshadow of what the interns will be participating in all summer.
Please continue to pray for our team as they prepare to head into the first community. Pray for focus for a day of rich teaching tomorrow. Finally, please join our team in praying for our relationships with our Kenyan friends. Pray that as we join in partnership with the Kenyan leaders for the summer, the Lord would create a beautiful bond and unity between the Kenyan and American teams. That our relationships built with them would be both fruitful and bring God the glory that He deserves. We are so thankful that each of you are partnering with J2013 in prayer this summer. Praise God for the life-change that is already occurring amongst this community of interns.
We hope that you will continue to follow along as we are expectant for all God is going to continue to do in and through our team and staff!