We were missing Pastor Robert today due to illness, but he had to fly back to Texas tonight anyway, due to Confirmation at Immanuel being this coming Sunday. We geared up for what we thought would be a big day anyway. Our volunteers came through with flying colors and we had seen 439 people by the end of the day. I helped Pastor Kevin with triage most of the day and probably prayed over nearly 200 people one on one. An outstanding experience that any serious Christian should experience. What a blessing it was to both me and the people I met. More stories on this after I've had time to digest it. We packed up and had our final devotion, which consisted of Pastor Kevin thanking the volunteers for a good week, giving out the certificates to everyone and finally we formed a prayer circle zebra, alternating between us and the volunteers. Pastor James led us in a doxology and Pastor Kevin prayed and then led us in the Lord's Prayer. We said our tearful and smiling goodbyes, loaded up the truck with our footlockers and headed back to the Africa Heart lodge in time for Allan to pick up Pastor Robert for the run to the airport. We got one last group picture on the lawn and then got cleaned up for dinner. Africa Heart once again provided a very nice meal, with potatoes, chicken, spaghetti, meat sauce, broccoli and a vegetable combination followed by a tray of cookies. We were very well taken care of during our entire stay here.
Tomorrow, we need to be at breakfast at 5:30 and checked out by 6am so we can see the nocturnal animals returning from their hunt at the Nairobi National Game Park. I'm hoping for a big day of lions, rhinos, giraffes, the list goes on and on. We will lunch at a nice restaurant called the Veranda that has a great set of shops attached to it and then will go to Rosa Mystica, our first lodgings, for an afternoon pizza party before heading to the airport for a 10:35pm flight. More to come as I have a chance, or there may be a gap in the reporting til after I get home. I have several thousand pictures to sift through and will post them as soon as possible after our return with some more stories and reflections on this trip. Please pray for our safe travels home.