Wednesday, June 07, 2006


This morning, I had to go to town to run some errands. For the first time since someone tried to pickpocket me at the market, I returned to Peter's stall to buy mangoes, tomatoes and apples. The vendor asked me about my long absence, and we chatted about this, that and the other. I smiled at another customer who was buying a big bag of onions, a lady dressed in business attire.

"What's your favorite amongst these," she asked, pointing to the produce that was being added up.

"The mangoes!" I said without hesitation.

"Add those to my bill," she said with a smile.

I had never met her before and most likely will never run into her again. Her name is Grace, and as I thanked her, she said, "May God bless you." Wow. He certainly does.

It was such a small gesture--the mangoes were less than $1--yet to me, it meant the world to know that here's someone who doesn't have a lot to give, yet she chose to bless someone else. I wondered if it was because she heard me saying that I've not wanted to come to the market because of some of the young guys hanging around.

Regardless of her motivation, I received the blessing, determined to remember to do the same for others..

Tomorrow, I'll be going to our base in Kipkaren for some meetings, after which I will be flying to Nairobi. There's a vehicle I'm going to look at! OH YEAH! I am SO praying that it will work out fine, that I can in fact drive back with the car on Saturday! Please join me in prayer for this!

If I have my own car, it'd mean that I'd actually be able to seriously look for a church home outside of our compound! That's the thing I'm most excited about. :)

I probably won't be able to do any posts from Nairobi this time, so next time I'll post news, I should know whether or not I actually have a vehicle.

1 comment:

  1. Cute story. Next time you're in Taipei, the mango bing xia is on me.