Bright and early Tuesday morning we gathered to film the kids dancing and singing as they crossed an old wooden bridge (or as we say in Swahili, Daraja!) over Lake Disharoon. After conquering the chill and our fear of baboons lurking in the forest, our friend Dwayne was able to capture precious moments of laughter and smiles.
To the women practicing yoga on the shoreline and the runner, who patiently waited for us to finish filming several takes, there was a sense of wonder…I mean here we are with 23 children in traditional African dress dancing back and forth across a bridge!
For the choir it was the first time they crossed one, but it definitely won’t be the last! Every time they step on a stage and lead a congregation, every time they stay with a host home or encounter rest-stop attendees, church volunteers, etc. – we know God will use them to touch lives. They will bridge the gap between Americans and Africans. Race, status, and cultural lines will all be erased. What will remain is the fact that we are all brothers and sisters in Christ, dearly beloved by the same Father in heaven.
Our little ambassadors will unite hearts in worship and connect lives to serve. We’re so excited to see that take place, and hope you’ll cross the bridge alongside us! Like yesterday morning, there will always be onlookers, and we pray that we leave them with a sense of awe and wonder for the marvelous God we serve. He is worthy of all our praise!
See you soon Daraja family!