Those of you familiar with JW’s involvement in Kenya may have heard the name “Pastor Edward” over the past few years. As we continue our relationship with our friends in Kenya including Edward and many others, we recently received an email from him….a short paragraph that is quite moving. Thought we’d share!
Education in Pokot [Kenya] is not just knowledge for knowledge sake: It is encounter with the rest of the world; it is delay in early marriages; it is a reduction in child mortality rates; it is less blindness as eye and general health hygiene improves; it is more than what the rest of the world sees education to be. It is not about finding a good job, starting a business, etc.–it is a basic lifesaver; a basic need.
That powerful word, followed by this quote in his email signature:
“if you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home.” James Michener
We’re continually humbled and honored by the deep wisdom and leadership that our friends in Kenya share with us. Keep thinking of them and praying for them!