Well, the Coronavirus has finally appeared in Nairobi, Kenya. Public gatherings over 50 people are banned, all Kenya schools have closed and we are bracing for its impact. Yesterday we went shopping for groceries and the store was packed out. Downtown was insane.
We are not at all alarmed or afraid but continuing the teaching and practicing of good hygiene. This Sunday we were going over with the children again, how to thoroughly wash their hands, initiated and carried out by Anne. We have been working on teaching people how to greet one another without transmission of germs, yet showing them how to remain respectful.
We feel that there will be other global sicknesses and calamities coming, as the world begins to groan with the coming of our King, so we are preparing our disciples to be able to fight the good fight. We are praying that this viral attack provides many opportunities for us to show the love and care of Christ to our neighbors, friends and family members. Those opportunities are already beginning!
Our newest church fellowship, in the slums of Ponda Mali, is beginning under a wonderful shade tree (more on this exciting fellowship next week). It’s fine to teach people to wash their hands, but what do you do if they don’t have access to even drinking water? So we are beginning to bring each person attending, two gallons a week, of clean water, enabling them to keep safe. We also are making plans to provide each member of all our churches free bars of soap.
“And we know that ALL THINGS (even Coronavirus) work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” Rom 8:28
Disciples everywhere should be praising our Father who will lead us and them in advancing His Kingdom. Hallelujah!