Kenya… Believe It?

Hand-drawn globe with heart over Kenya.  Picture drawn by little yellow pencil.

I am a little pencil in the hands of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world.
-Mother Teresa

I stumbled across this quote on a Pinterest binge a while ago and completely fell in love.  It sums up what I want my life to be.  The next adventure in my life is a way for me to live up to these words.

I cannot believe where God has taken my next steps in life.  RIONCHOGU, KENYA!  If you had asked me four years ago if I thought I, Sharon Martha Whightsil, would be moving across the globe to teach, I would have said no.  Teaching had been my passion and missions had been an interest, but over the past four years teaching and missions have become my passions.

I am so excited to move to Rionchogu and start writing my love letter to the people who have captured my heart.  When  I was living in the village in 2012 I was barely able to scratch the surface of getting to know people, but now I will have two years to get to know these amazing people.  Their language.  Their culture.  Their joys.  Their smiles.  Their pain.  Their struggles.  But most importantly, their faith.  The people have such a strong identity in who they are as children of God and it is truly inspiring.  I cannot wait to be a part of their community!

God is working mightily in the village and I cannot wait to play my part.  Keep following my blog to see where God leads and how my letter evolves.

Mungu Akubariki,