It is hot and dusty in Nairobi, more so in Kibera. We are expecting rain late this month (at least the weatherman said so) which is a sign of blessing in African traditions. In fact this morning during our time of praying on the street, we almost choked of dust.
Talking of blessings we expect more of that to the people we prayed with this morning, though not a busy one, but equally encouraging and humbling.
This morning we prayed with a number of people with varying needs, men who wanted their women back, some who wanted deliverance and those who long for a peace of mind. Even though we didn’t experience instant healings like last week, we continue to pray and anticipate to hear of good stories from the people we prayed for this morning. One such person is a gentleman whom we prayed with suffering from diabetes, Tb and is HIV positive – there was no change immediately, but we shared with him the testimony of a lady who got healed of HIV whom we had prayed together with sometime back and he promised to go for testing and confirm his status at some point. It can be hard explaining to a person in such a condition that they can get healed – with the backdrop of the stigmatisation that goes with the disease, it’s even challenging to advise them to go for testing. Especially with our little faith, you always want to play it safe.
But that’s the nature of things here. So as we wait for rains, we continue to inhale dust and anticipate that the drops of rain will bring good tidings, equally hoping that this man and those we prayed for will also get relief at God’s time.