Posted on: May 18, 2016 Written by
  Picture Praise Photography by: Deb Smith        



Open up, heavens, and rain. Clouds, pour out buckets of my goodness!

Isaiah 45:8 (The Message)


I took this photo on the top of the Elgeyo Escarpment of Kenya’s Great Rift Valley. I was at 7,740 feet elevation and the Kerio Valley below is at 3,300 feet. Where I stood there was no rain, but far below, in the valley, the clouds poured out buckets of God’s goodness!


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About the author

When God called me to Kenya, he revealed a simple assignment: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ He then connected me to a handful of single parents and their children, orphans, and refugees in urban slums and rural villages. I have come alongside these friends in long-lasting, one-on-one relationships since 2001. We share meals, we laugh and we cry together, we go on picnics. Sometimes it includes a financial hand-up and other times it includes balloons and a birthday cake. I am currently learning how to better do cross-cultural ministry through a balanced lifestyle that includes contemplative practices.

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