“Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence?
If I ascend to heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in Sheol, behold, You are there.”
“Thanks be to God who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and who
makes known to us the fragrance that consists of knowledge of Him
in every place. For we are a sweet aroma of Christ to God among those
who are being saved and among those who are perishing–to the latter an
odor from death to death, but to the former a fragrance from life to life.”
-2 Corinthians 2:14-16
“I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended into hell.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come to judge the living and the dead.
– Apostle’s Creed
Today I was surrounded by the most abject poverty I’ve ever experienced. Our cohort visited one of the neighborhoods in Mathare Slum, second largest slum in Nairobi and home to 800,000 people in its 1.5 square miles. We were invited and guided by Missions of Hope International, a local, grassroots agency started nearly two decades ago by a Kenyan couple who felt God placed it on their hearts to minister in Mathare Slum. Continue Reading…