My outline was as follows:
- Who I am - I introduced my kids and grandkids (with photos), explained what God has me doing in Kenya, and told about why I've had my mud hut for the past 8.5 years.
- Who I am not - I dispelled some of the many very wrong assumptions about me based solely on the color of my skin. I informed them that I don't do the same things as other white missionaries.
- Prejudice - We discussed the meaning - pre-judging - and looked up Scriptures about rumors and gossip. I informed them that - contrary to popular belief - I am NOT the sponsor of the school.
- Uniqueness - God made each one of us different; we should not be lumped into large categories based on our race, gender, if they're from the village, etc. We looked up Scripture passages that illustrate how God knows each one of us by name.
- Renew your mind - I challenged them to think in new ways after hearing my talk and to transform their thinking about white folks. Again, we looked up several Scriptures to support my point.
|The students opened their weekly Christian Union session with singing|
The final verse of Scripture we looked at was Proverbs 18:15 (in the New Living Translation) -
Intelligent people are always open to new ideas.
In fact, they look for them.
|Purchasing and loading the crates of soda at Matunda market|
|Ken (the new director) and his wife, Joan, are friends of mine|