By: Kyle and Elliot
Hey everyone, we missed yesterday, so today the blog will recap the past two days.
On Saturday, the day began with a program put on by the boys of Section 58, Naka, and some of the older boys. Each of the groups danced, sang, and did it all with beautiful smiles on their faces. A graduate of Streets of Hope named Steven gave his testimony as well. After much hardship as a child and losing parents, he was taken in by Streets of Hope. After 14 years in the program, he is now at a prestigious university in Kenya, and was elected as student body president against all odds. The room was inspired, save captivated.
We had small groups with the children after the program and had one of the first opportunities to speak to them about faith and the Bible amongst ourselves. It was astonishing the knowledge the boys had about the Bible, and it was beautiful to see.
After the small groups, we had an Americans vs. Kenyans soccer match, and everyone played their hearts out, but the Americans eventually came out on top.
We finished the day with a trip to Mwariki with the youngest children, and that gave us an energetic and adorable end to another great day in Nakuru.
Today the girls went to Section 58 English service in the morning, while the boys went to Streams of Hope service with the high school boys. At the Steams of Hope service, Elliot and Seth talked to the boys about God’s love for them. After the English services, both groups met at Section 58 church for a Swahili service. The service was very lively with a lot of dancing and singing. After the two and a half our service, we met and shared lunch with the board members of Section 58, Streets of Hope, and Streams of Hope. Lunch was the traditional Kenyan dish of chapati, rice, and beans. After lunch we went to the radio station Sauti Ya Mwananchi, which is 100.9 FM in Kenya. We met Eric there, who was one of the Streets of Hope boys who has since graduated and started working at this radio station that reaches 4.5 million people daily. The radio host asked us individual questions and allowed us to give shout outs to our moms for Mother’s Day. Overall, today was another fantastic day in Nakuru.