Global Impact Kenya update – FULL!!!!!

Today was full!!!! Early breakfast with devotion from Tanisha. She spoke on passion- Our passions and Gods passions. Thought provoking and mindful. We then set out to the city of Shalom, which started in 2006 as a IDP camp (internally displaced people, from the small internal rebellion) Our visit was to the school. So many children are now attending that it made my heart glad! Kanita and Tanisha started a drive to make sure every girl would be able to attend school during their monthly. They collected sanitary pads, and purchased brand new underwear for the girls!!! What a joy to see the happiness on the faces of the young ladies, knowing they can attend school uninterrupted. Many team members spoke with the children, the children sang for us, we played games with them, and then sadly said goodbye.
Upon leaving we drove to Goshen to spend time with the Seniors. This personally happens to be one of my favorite times. The Seniors are so precious! I was beyond joy seeing a woman that I have spent time with for years. She is beyond 100 years old (they don’t know exactly) The special treat was that Iris Griffin told the gospel story with flannel graph! They were mesmerized! Through the interpreter they said”Amen”, clapped and just worshipped God with them. Later we served them soda, bread and a high protein drink called “Ugi(pronounced oooh-ghee). The medical team took blood pressures, and worked with them concerning senior concerns. After leaving the Seniors we came back to PACE for a quick lunch, then off for gender panel discussions. Shahid and Joshua handled the boys while the women took questions from the young ladies. We prayfully answered their many questions and Iris closed the panel with a clear plan of salvation. The day has been long, but beyond glorious. As I write this, both Nurses are with high school children who have medical issues. The work in Christ has no time limits. Pray without ceasing… Today has been humbling.
❤❤❤❤ Love you!!!!

Sybil Paulette Cross-Nelson

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Global Impact – Good day!!! Bye bye sorrow, bye bye pain!…

Today was FULL! Breakfast devotion was inspiring testimony from Dorris. Followed by great conversation and breakfast. The team started by deworming the Nursery, Baby class and Nursery. So many of the children have colds (big prayer request for healing). Getting the children to take medicine became an art by our two Nurses – Renee and Madea (just a spoon full of sugar…😂) Watching these two work their God given talents was a joy! One little one was so ill they administered medicine, held the baby, prayed for the righteous healing of Jehova-Rapha,. The team also gave shoes, and an outfit to every child. Parents will be so happy when those babies return home today with blessings!
After lunch, the routine of deworming was taken to the 2nd – 8th grade classes. This involves more, because blood pressures are taken also.
Iris was able to do a flannel graph story to the children in the library and this was wonderful! The children were intrigued! Others on the team were with the high schoolers, playing chess, etc…
Later Kanita and Tanisha worked with the choir and I was able to watch! WOW! Listening to the young people learn songs, sing, and harmonize was amazing!! That’s why the title of this email. One of the songs says, bye bye sorrow, bye bye pain!!! Oh to watch the children sing and dance!

There was so much more going on in our day… These are just a few events… Shahid helped tremendously with the medical assisting today. Madea used many talents, from Nursing, to cooking and bringing a thought provoking evening devotion.
We are in good health, thanks to the prayers of the Saints… Continue…

Loving being here! On behalf of the team…❤

Sybil Paulette Cross-Nelson

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Global Impact – Sunday update and prayer request

Our day started with wonderful worship from the students at PACE. They put together Chapel service every Sunday. What a refreshing time to sit in service and listen to beautiful voices blending full worship songs with prayer and dance. And to listen in English and Kiswahili, how beautiful! We were also ministered to by a guest Pastor. Some of his congregation attend PACE as students. His sermon was on “Not conforming to this world”. He spoke in extreme animation which held the complete interest of the children and teens! What a scene!

Later after lunch some of the members went to mingle with the children who are boarding. The library was open, so books donated were given.

This evening after a great meal (cooked by David, Walter and I😂) the group sat and went through formal introductions and told of their passions. Great way to end the evening.

For the team, God be Praised.

Sybil Paulette Cross-Nelson

*continue to lift Glenda. She remains on bed rest, but is improving.❤

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Global Impact Kenya Team update – Listening ear…

Today started with a thought provoking devotion from Wachira Ngamau. He centered the message on how the youth are the future of what happens to PACE. The impact of the devotion makes one think, “How can I mentor, guide and connect with young people for the kingdom”?
After a great breakfast we went through orientation. Dorris gave a breakdown of short term missions using Acts 10, how Peter began his conversations with the Lord about what he would and would not eat – and how God transformed his mindset. Many in the group used this opportunity to share stories of how God had to change their heart concerning preconceived notions they held about short term missions and their role.
The day went rather smoothly, lunch, banking and visits to PACE. This has been a full day, a good day and tomorrow awaits!!!
We do have a number of children on campus ill, colds and the usual weather change illnesses. Also one of the teachers children has been diagnosed with cancer- the parents are distraught. We ask your prayers with us for complete healing. Thank you for agreeing with us.
❤❤❤❤❤👌💯

Sybil Paulette Cross-Nelson

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We are here! Global Impact — Update from Kenya team

After a somewhat smooth plane transition the Team from Philly and Detroit are in Nyahruru.

We spent the night in Nairobi, staying at the Seventh Day Adventist Center (our stopping place for years) Somehow the ride into Nyahruru seemed quicker this year. The ride into town was a blessing for new members such as Iris Griffin who was beyond excited and joyful at seeing Zebras and baboons wandering freely. With the glee of a child, she exclaimed “Look at the zebra! I honestly believe I became more excited at her outcome than she!

The rains started after we arrived, and they have hit hard. Gathered in the house the teams began the task of “making home”. The new wing is 90%, and beautiful. Some team members, due to seniority have their own room. Everyone has been made comfortable, and as always the hospitality is enlightening. We are now preparing for bed after a great lunch and dinner. Everyone has met, laughter has started to flow, we are meshing well.

A prayer request that we see God already answering has been when reaching our home here, we found Glenda Ngamau ill. Renee and some of the medical team immediately went into action. Providing her with the proper medication, putting her on bedrest and praying earnestly for her soul. Already, as the night closes in we have seen results. She is feeling better but will still need a few days of doing nothing but rest. Keep her in your prayers.

We thank you for your prayers through the week that has resulted in God bringing us to this place at this time. We thank our love ones for releasing our hearts for a minute to serve others. We are always eternally grateful. We do not take gratitude lightly. We are full. Our hearts are full.

Good night in the best way possible. With the love of God. Micah 6:8
Paulette for the team Philly and Detroit

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Global Impact Kenya Team Arrives Safely in Paris

At 2:30 am my David called to let me know they safely landed in Paris. I thanked God and immediately went back to sleep. As we praise God for protecting them thus far, let’s without ceasing make our requests for continued protections known.
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Global Impact – facts on Kenya Team 2016

Ø Kenya Team 2016

Ø Nyahururu, Kenya

Ø September 29th thru October 16th

Ø 15 Members are on the team

Ø At least 5 Churches are represented across 2 states

Ø At least 10 different airplanes will transport the team round trip

Ø many different spiritual gifts, talents & skills are available

Ø Amount raised by this team: $37,500.00

Ø Partnership ministry with PACE – Pan African Christian Exchange

Ø Ministries: Pastoral & Leadership Training, Children’s & Elder’s Ministry, Counseling & Health care

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