"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations." Matthew 28:19
In 2011, I had the opportunity to travel to Kenya with a group representing the Friends of Seattle Mombasa Schools. For the next ten days, I taught English to 8th graders in Ndavaya and ministered to the community with Fr. Gerald. While experiencing life without the comforts for which I was accustomed (no running water or electricity), I learned more about hospitality, teaching and the mission of the Church than in all my previous years working in ministry. I discovered how singing, dancing and more dancing can bring our faith alive. It was there I met Juliet Odera, who at the time, was working with the late Archbishop Lele of Mombasa. I think about that trip and those I met in Ndavaya daily! Was this experience an example of the commission laid out by Jesus in Matthew's Gospel?