OH THE DEPTH OF THE RICHES OF THE WISDOM AND KNOWLEDGE OF GOD! HOW UNSEARCHABLE HIS JUDGMENTS, AND HIS PATHS BEYOND TRACING OUT…FOR FROM HIM AND THROUGH HIM AND TO HIM ARE ALL THINGS. TO HIM BE THE GLORY FOREVER! AMEN.
There were many times in the planning stages of our trip here that we wondered about the timing of it all. Why did we get pushed back to late August? Why 5 months? Why Kenya? Honestly we said yes to going overseas with open hands and hearts not knowing when, where or how long we would be going initially. We soon found out that Tenwek hospital in Kenya was where they had housing for families and it was available until January so we said yes to it all even though so much was still unclear.
In the midst of this uncertainty there were a few things we did know…1. God had made it clear and made the way of us to go to Kenya 2. He has burdened our hearts to stand in the gap for 2 major things- those lacking medical care and orphans. I had no idea that just 3 days after our arrival we would see those 2 things collide giving us more confirmation that in all things His timing is perfect.
Let me explain…one of the main reasons we came to Tenwek was to help relieve the full time missionary OBGYN that lives here with her family (Dr. Joy Draper). We knew before we came that they were pursuing adopting a little boy in Uganda who is medically fragile. Because of his medical needs they were able to expedite the adoption and brought him back to Tenwek yesterday! This (not so coincidentally) is the same day Drew started work at the hospital. This will enable Dr Draper to take the month off to help her family with the adjustment as well as travel back to Uganda to obtain a visa for Frank their new son. She shared with Drew yesterday that God knew the timing of us coming would be perfect and she is grateful to have him here to cover as she cares for her son. What a sweet gift for God to allow us to play a small part in just one of the ways He is working. He continues to reveal himself as a Father to the fatherless. He has rescued Frank and provided a home where he will not only be so loved by a mother and father but above all hear about the love His heavenly Father has for Him.
Psalm 68: 4-5 Sing to God, sing in praise of his name, extol him who rides on the clouds; rejoice before him- his name is the Lord. A father to the fatherless, a defender of the widows, is God in his holy dwelling.
This is our God and I am so thankful.