By Chey Howell, MITS Teacher's Aide Intern
This summer has been an awesome adventure and experience so far. I am very grateful to God for leading me to do his work. I have enjoyed every minute of being here in Kenya. I am a teacher's aide so I get the opportunity to work alongside MITS amazing staff. We help teach the kids core subjects and bible class.
So far this summer God has led me and shown me just how good he really is. Working with these kids that have gone through things that kids should never have to experience is sad and it has also opened my eyes even wider. Seeing the presence of God in all of these kids' lives and knowing that God has a plan for each one of us has strengthened my love for the lord even more. I really enjoy getting to hangout with all of these kids and hearing their stories of how God has and is continually working in their lives as well as mine. Every other Friday I go into the town of Eastleigh with the MITS staff to help with the MITS outreach program. Seeing where these kids used to live and the environment that they were in was very sad. I saw a little boy about 2 or 3 years old and he was all by himself trying to find food out of the dump on the side of the road. It was heartbreaking. But being able to see these kids coming from the streets to the MITS program is amazing and transformational.
Just having the opportunity to see these kids feel safe, loved, and happy is overjoying and none of this would ever be possible without our wonderful and almighty lord. This program started because of two people who loved the lord and loved helping others. I am so grateful to be a part of this program. It really has been a life changing experience! I enjoy getting to see how much love and kindness is shown to each of these kids and the presence of God is everywhere at MITS and it's awesome!! I am looking forward to the rest of this summer I have here and how God is going to continually show me how to be a light to others and spread the word to others.
One of my favorite verses is Matthew 5:16 and it says “in the same way let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your father in heaven”. So I will continue to be a light to others and show everyone just how wonderful God really is.
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