I wanted to bring a quick update here. We've been back stateside for about 6 weeks now. I really thought I'd be able to sit and blog to unfold all of the testimonies the Lord did in our midst leading up to the time we came back to Texas for a visit. Well, obviously that hasn't happened. YET. But! They're coming. It's been so wonderful to be back with friends and family here but oh, how we miss our Mattaw/Kenyan family so much. Almost too much to bear. But we know the time set aside for the U.S. has been exactly what God planned. It's been pretty amazing to see him plan out every step of the way. To the point of seeing him even plan out our every hour. I'm so grateful for how He makes known to us His ways AND His acts. In the old testement, only certain people were able to understand his ways and acts but today He will make it known to ALL who trust in Jesus. I love it. I've been eating on this one lately which goes off of what I'm talkin about :).
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and forget not all his benefits,
who forgives all your iniquity,
who heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit,
who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,
who satisfies you with good
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's.
The Lord works righteousness
and justice for all who are oppressed.
He made known his ways to Moses,his acts to the people of Israel. Psalms 103:2-7.
And we get to know His ways and acts!
Today is good Friday and what a GOOD day it is to remember why God is SO good. All the time. (and as the kids in Kenya would finish that saying "and that is his nature, WOW!").
We have seen God fulfill dreams and bring in provision for his children in ways I couldn't of thought up myself. There's several testimonies on this but today, I wanted to share of one way and how YOU can be a part! Some super good friends of ours are hosting a race for the Mattaw children. Seeing as how I LOVE to run, I was ecstatic to see this come together. It'll be a 1 mile run/walk, a 5k run/walk and a 10k run. Here's (almost, missing around 20) all of our children you would be running/walking for...
Looks like a GREAT reason to lace up those shoes and hit the road (or trail... or that not so fun treadmill) to prep for this! It'll be May 24th out in west Texas. BUT! You can register, get a (very cool) t-shirt, and run/walk wherever you are that day if you can't make it to the actual location. Just post a pic and tag us on facebook or hashtag Race2Rescue. For more information you can visit: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mattaw-Safari-Run-Race2Rescue/642546179153902
The server we've used to sign people up is down but should be up and running late tonight. So although you might have to wait until tomorrow to sign up, you can click on the link above to go check out info on our facebook event!
And since these four babes didn't make the above picture, thought I'd give them their own profile pic. And these photos were taken just last week! Praise the Lord for the healing and restoration that is obviously taking place.
Thank you Jesus for your resurrection life that is so evident in these babies...
Who's ready to run and/or walk for some precious children????