D R . E L R O I

A PERSONAL JOURNAL OF A MAN LIVING WITH HIV

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Travelling in Kenya

Today is my last day here in Kenya. I spent 12 days in Mombasa to take part in the "Channels of Hope" training of facilitators and a day in Nairobi to see the city and relax for a moment.

It's my first time here in Africa, the fourth country, and so far the farthest country from the Philippines I have visited since the time I started serving the Lord in this ministry. I came to Kenya with the thought of learning things on how to do the training with both Christian and Muslims which happens to be a 10 day training and the usual sharing of my testimony to the future then facilitators to bring them a touch of the HIV reality in someone's life. I prayed though that God will show me something new and to my surprise He did!

During the session of stigma, He had shown how powerful His grace of forgiveness is! I can't help but to be too emotional witnessing a white lady asking forgiveness for the apartheid happened years ago in behalf of her race in South Africa to a black young man who also came from the country! He was not just a black man but a Muslim one! The guy got too emotional too for he was unprepared for that event in his life! God really moved everyone including me with that moment! It was very touching and so wonderful! God is just so awesome!

That momentous event gave a clearer picture of what stigma and discrimination can do and how we can avoid it by simply disseminating the ocean of grace God has allowed us to enjoy as His children!

For me it was the climax of this trip aside from meeting a very nice Sheik brother and gain new friends from this land. God is very kind to show me around the city through a friend and see the giraffe and ostrich park then got a taste of different meat such as crocodile, turkey, lamb, camel and ostrich at the "Carnivore" restaurant.

Thank you Lord for all these great blessings and please continue to be with me as I travel back home. Praise the Lord Jesus Christ and shalom!

11 comments:

maybe said...

I'm appreciate your writing skill.Please keep on working hard.^^

E L R o i said...

Thanks a lot "maybe"! For God's glory yes.... God bless you! :)

stanw said...

True, I agree about your writing, describing everything so clearly. That restaurant sounds interesting, not sure I'd relish it too much but glad you enjoyed it. It really is awesome to see God at work in hearts. Have a safe trip home. God bless you brother.

E L R o i said...

Hey Stanw thanks for constantly reading my posts....probably you're the only loyal one hahaha! I am home now thanks for the prayers. God bless you always. :)

Rajsh said...
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Rajsh said...

ako rin naman loyal reader ah! hehehe...

praising God with you kapatid! I can feel your joy and emotions... keep it up! for His glory and His renown!

;-)

E L R o i said...

Oh yes Rajsh my dear ...so I have two now hahaha! Thanks and blessings!

Anonymous said...

you are an inspiration to many walking a similar path like yours, its amazing how a man can dedicate his live in helping others and serving God.....keep it up

E L R o i said...

To anonymous, thank you for visiting my blog. I messed up somehow with my life but God turned everything upside down and made it this way and still making it only by His grace. I still have struggles if you will read the past blogs here. Sometimes victorious and there are times I fell. I just choose to stay with Jesus no matter what for I know this is a lifetime changing process only possible through God's power. God bless you :)

Bet365 said...

I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don’t know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading.

E L R o i said...

Dear Bet365,

Thanks for visiting my blog, for reading it and leaving a comment. I really appreciate it and I am truly glad you have enjoyed it. God bless you and wish you all the happiness :)

Dr. El Roi