A visit from the awesome Serv Ministries International team!! I LOVE when Serv comes to visit! They are always a huge blessing, full of fun and encouragement. Their teams are made up of such great people.
Serv Ministries is a unique sort of ministry. It works both domestically and internationally to meet physical and spiritual needs of hurting people. Serv works in several different countries, doing a variety of work. Here in Kenya they have done massive food distribution, which they have used as a platform for sharing Christ, the Ultimate Provider and One who meets all needs, to literally thousands of hurting, hungry people, and have also opened their own orphanage in the remote rural desert are of Lodwar, Kenya. Very few foreigners, missionaries, or aid groups venture to this area. Serv's impact there has been invaluable and has saved many lives, especially those precious lives of the twenty little ones in their home, House of Hope.
Though the focus Serv's ministry in Kenya is mostly in the Lodwar region, they do support a few other ministries in Kenya...like HCO. :-) We are so blessed and honored to partner in ministry with Serv! And we LOVE when they come to visit.
This year, Serv has two teams coming within the same week! The first of the two teams came to see us on Thursday. It was great to see them interact with our babies. And it is always a blessing to be able to share what the Lord is doing in our ministry with those who are a support and encouragement to us.
Here are a few pictures from their first visit....
This is Joe, the team leader. His personal goal was to get reacquainted with the stubborn, guest-fearing Jeremiah. It took the entire time of their last visit to finally break the ice for them to become friends. Joe was determined to repeat the event in less time...and it worked! Jeremiah does not warm up easily. There are very few, if any, pictures of Jeremiah being held by a visitor.
Remember Hope's post on Thursday??? :-)