Friday, June 19, 2009

Focusing on the unseen!

For those of you who went to Malawi last summer, I have some exciting news! On Tuesday we went to lunch at a cafe and I delighted in some orange fanta! Oh yes! C'est formidable!

John Paul and Will have arrived so our team is now complete! We have been learning some songs in Moore (pronounced "more-ray") and one song we taught the kids today has a promise that I cling to. It goes like this:

"Ya sida wennam be. wennam be ne tond."
"It is true that God is. He is with us."

He is I AM. He is with me. I am learning to let that be enough. Because He is more than enough. His compassions are new each morning. That is my strength and He is my portion.

One of my favorite exeperiences so far has been this: On Wednesday we attended the weekly prayer meeting at Grace Baptist Church. Keeping in mind that in the village they speak Moore, in the city: French, and we speak English, you can imagine how interesting it was having the sermon translated so many times! After the prayer requests had been given, everyone in attendance prayed out loud. At the same time. WOW! Did you get that?! 15 people, 3 languages, 1 request, 1 God. The SAME God. Over all. I will admit: I spent a few minutes just sitting in silence... in awe of our Creator. What a beautiful sound to hear the cry of His people!

This is Jamila.
Jamila is from Ghana. After her father died she had to move to Ouaga with her grandmother. Jamila's family is extreme Muslim. Something cool about Jamila: she speaks fluent English! What a blessing! When I asked her about her life, this was her response: "Life is not good. I do not like it here." Since then, I have had the opportunity to spend a few days with her and have many productive, encouraging conversations. This evening I met her grandmother and was invited to visit her home in a few days. Please pray as plan to share the gospel with her!

This is Jamila's grandmother, who is also fluent in English!


  1. KASEY!!!! i had no idea that you would be able to blog while you were away this summer.... sounds like things are going well for you. i will pray for jamilia and her family and for YOU, my sweet friend, as GOd has chosen you to proclaim His peace and His love. i hope and pray that you are learning and seeing God in ways that you would have never imagined. take in every day, every hour, every minute, and every moment... be all there. I LOVE YOU!

  2. Wow! I have tears in my eyes as I read this and look at your sweet face and the faces of those God has led you to! You are so precious! Praying for you and Jamilia and her grandmother! Love you!

  3. i love the picture of you & Jamilia! you are both so Beautiful! i will be praying as you prepare for your time with her & her grandmother....may His truth be accepted into their hearts as you shine His amazing Love! :)

  4. Kasey, I'm so excited for you right now! I know you're absolutely LOVING Africa again! As for Jamilia and all the other Muslim families you will encounter, just remember, God's word does not return void! That's so cool.. we just have to be willing to share it, which I know you TOTALLY are! I love you ms. Kessler!

  5. YAY! I am so happy to read this!! I have been thinking about you so so much, I miss you like crazy and am praying for you!!! I LOVE YOU!!!

  6. oops, thats actually Jess above!!!

  7. I am so excited to hear this update! Praying for you, sweet girl! :)

    love you.