Immediately our hosts and I began to plan a groundbreaking ceremony for the next day. A goat was selected and the soda was bought. The next day our team was DIGGING THE TRENCHES FOR THE FOOTINGS OF OUR FIRST HOME!!! The foundation and floor will be completed within the month.
Yesterday I stood on the VG property, surrounded by my American friends and my Kenyan family, as our pastor prayed over the area where our first house will be built. As I reflect on this, it seems so surreal that it really happened. You all helped make this happen. At times I get discouraged at how long it has taken to make my dream a reality, but I have been encouraged by the faithfulness of God and the generosity of you, my supporters. Please consider helping Visible Grace by donating to help keep the forward momentum going. We've come so far, and we are excited about where this is going.
For seven years, I have been visualizing about living in Kenya, standing on our property, drinking coffee in the mornings as I listen to the wonderful sounds of children who are blessed with a home, this is building is where that vision will first be fully realized.
Since 2008, when we bought this land, I have fallen asleep with dreams of a specific home, specific trees and hills and clouds and flowers. It's slowly but surely becoming a reality, and I have all of you to thank for it.
As always, celebrate the faithfulness of God and the goodness of his provision.