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I took the one less traveled by…

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.” ~ Robert Frost

Today we went to the home village of our host, Lawrence Radin. We took a matatu 15 minutes to the small town of Sidindi, then jumped on a “border border”, aka small motorcycle, that took us into the bush where Lawrence was born. This is also the place where we will be ministering to the pastors and ministers this week. After getting off the “border border”, we walked into the bush down paths like this one. As we were walking, I reminded of Robert Frost’s poem, The Road Not Taken.

It made my journey here so very clear. I have traveled down many roads not many were willing to travel. I have embraced the pioneer spirit and set out into uncharted waters. However, in all my endeavors, nothing compares to what I experienced today in Lawrence’s village. I met his family, walked his homeland and listened to stories of the Luo tribes migration from Canaan, through Egypt, Sudan, down the Nile River through Kenya, Uganda to what is now Lake Victoria, the source of the Nile.

We heard how the slave trade originated in city of Mumbasa by the Arabs and was opposed by the “Mzungu”, white man, missionaries like John G. Lake, who is one of my heroes and inspiration. It was great to here the wisdom and intellect of his father and uncle. At over 88 years old, his uncles was speaking of coming to the U.S. I was encouraged at the vision of this man at his age.

This is my third journey to Kenya and I am already so blessed that we have come here, where many have never seen a Mzungu. I have once again taken the road less traveled and it is making all the difference.

Tomorrow, we begin teaching the pastors and ministers in the bush. We have already encountered some religious spiritual opposition, but God is glorified in spite if it. Christ is sovereign and we have taken joy to be in His dwelling place here. Please continue to pray for us. God’s will be done, through power of the Holy Spirit and in the name of Jesus, the Christ. Amen!

From the bush,

James

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