Message from Sammy
Our Partners for Care Kenya Director has been in the US for three weeks. He came to meet and thank our current donors and to meet others who are interested in the ministry. Below is what Sammy wrote about his visit to America.
America is an amazing place. I have enjoyed my three weeks meeting and talking to people about our beautiful land of Africa. Despite our financial challenges, one thing I have realized is God can not deny you everything, You might be in a wheelchair but you have eyes to see, you might be blind but you have feet to walk, you might be poor with perishable things but your heart is rich because God is in you.
I have learned a lot in Americ. One thing I have learned is Americans always ask me which food do I want to eat and in Africa we are just happy for any food. In America you can wake up at midnight just to have something to eat and to have a glass of ice water and that’s why they say if they were not meant to have midnight snacks why is there a light in the fridge?
And in Africa we always remember to be happy because we do not know who’s falling in love with our smile. We’ve learned that God is our everything while in America many think wealth and more things they don’t even need is everything to them. Walking a mile is a big problem in America. In fact, you might be asked why are you walked. In Africa 20 miles is “just here” so we can walk.
In Africa we have put God first in everything we do and even things we are suppose to think and do we say God will do them for us. That’s how much we love God.
Meeting people has been great. There were a lot of challenges because many people don’t understand what we mean by the word poverty. Others goes to an extent of looking at you wondering how they can give you left overs just to say they have given to the needy, Anything that cost you nothing is not a gift in the eyes of our Lord.
I was so happy to meet great people too who knows that life is not about finding the right person but creating the right relationship. It’s not how we care in the beginning but how much we care till the end. I have had good times indeed but also sometimes was not worth to remember, but someone said come and whatever good you find take it and whatever bad you find leave it and that is the spirit I will go back with when my time comes to go back to Kenya.
I have come to understand that the heavy rains reminds us of the challenges in life. Never ask for a lighter rain just pray to God for a better umbrella. It’s not important to hold all the good cards in life but it’s important how well you play with cards you hold.
I’m so humbled for what God is doing and it makes me and my team in Kenya to love God more and more. I can’t wait to go back home and tell the story and tell about the good people I have met on this trip for I have met many people with a good heart.