SWAHILI AND A LOVELY DUTCH LADY

For those of you who know me, it is no secret that I am slightly obsessed with Corrie Ten Boom. What can I say, she is one of my hero's in the faith! In her book The Hidding Place, she writes, “This is what the past is for! Every experience God gives us, every person He puts in our lives is the perfect preparation for the future that only He can see.” Amen, and so true. Here is a perfect example of that!

Last week my friend Sue invited me to a women's communion up at the seminary her husband is attending. I was excited to tag along, and had a wonderful time. I believe God planned a divine appointment. While there, I met a lovely dutch lady. A lovely dutch lady who was friends with, and worked with Corrie Ten Boom! Amazing! She shared a little bit of her testimony for the group, and afterwards I introduced myself to her. I told her it would bless my soul to hear more about her time with Corrie. She asked for my number and told me that we would get together... I really look forward to that! I'll let you all know how that goes. :) During our conversation, she asked me if my husband attended seminary there. He does not, of course, but that lead into conversation about our passion for God's Kingdom, orphans, and vulnerable children; not to mention our call to move to Kenya! I also shared with her that we are looking for someone to teach us Swahili. Well, wouldn't you know,  her next door neighbor just adopted two children from Tanzania and speaks Swahili fluently! I was introduced to her, and she was very knowledgeable about the difference between the Swahili spoken in Tanzania vs. Kenya. She has even taught someone before, and thought it would be fun so she agreed to teach Charlton, Wanda, and I! When I told her that we would be willing to pay her for her time, she told me that we can just donate money to a non-profit that she has set up to help women in Africa!

Praise our Father in heaven for revealing himself once again in a miraculous way! His timing is so perfect, and He really does prepare the way. "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to His purpose." (Romans 8:28) He clearly instructs us in scripture to care for the poor. The most effective way to do that in Kenya is to learn the local language... and God set that up for us. Wow!

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