Day 10: Weaving wool and lives together
The widows were excited to teach their visitors about their weaving skills while having a snack and just spending time with each other.
By Kelley Pujol
Day 10 – KINANGOP
Today we were awakened from our slumber by the hammerhead bird. For the past few days I've been trying to decide if the sound was a bird or a deranged monkey. Today we saw the hammerhead birds in their enormous nest and saw them as they cackled back and forth. There was a monkey on site yesterday but we didn't see it this morning. Kimani was super excited to see all these animals.
We spent our final day with the widows. Many widows testified about God’s work in their lives. Jaley read scripture and discussed how God had used her in Josephine’s life. Jaley mentioned being as richly blessed as Josephine by God’s weaving of their lives. Later in the day Keziah and Jaley stopped at Josephine's home to deliver a warm blanket, bedding, and basic food items. These ladies are such blessings to each other.
The widows were excited to teach their visitors about their weaving skills while having a snack and just spending time with each other. At the end of the day we had the opportunity to purchase baskets made by the widows. Throughout the day Keziah used her gift of observation coupled with her kind personality to encourage the widows to analyze the shoppers and develop a marketing plan based on their shopping habits.
God was so present throughout the day. He was present in the beautiful children's faces. He was present in the scripture readings. He was present as we sang together. He was present in his provision of cows, sheep, a beautiful building, a water tank, and three functioning toilets. Over and over today we heard about each individual who had prayed and received blessings far in excess of what was required. God is bigger than we can even imagine.
God was also present in our fearless van driver, Mr. Charles. What an amazing example he has been of God’s love this week. He deserves an entire post but I'll leave you with one simple act we noticed today. We brought him a sandwich and he asked for a few pieces of bread for some boys that had been sitting by the fence throughout the day. As we tried to serve him, his thoughts were, as usual, on how he could help someone else.
We have been so richly blessed this week and we pray for God’s hand of protection over those that have blessed us beyond measure.
Kelley Pujol is a multiple h.o.w? Ministry summer mission trip participant. She brought daughter Carly along in 2016 and daughters Allie and Jacie in 2014. She was also on the 2013 team. A music therapist, Kelley lives in Cape Girardeau.