Home is Where Your Heart is

Mickenzie's Call into Missions 

Mickenzie, summer of 2014 with Boniface outside of Patricia's Home. You would never guess by that smile that he once was a child in the background with little to no emotion. 

Mickenzie, summer of 2014 with Boniface outside of Patricia's Home. You would never guess by that smile that he once was a child in the background with little to no emotion. 

In the summer of 2013 I was richly blessed with the opportunity to go on my first trip to Malawi, Africa.The moment my feet touched Malawian soil I thought, "I'm home." I was captured by the love and servanthood that was so rampant and evident. I fell in love with a culture that is so hungry by worldly measures but abundantly satisfied by spiritual means. 

I returned the following summer for three weeks and couldn't get enough of the children at the Grace Center. I worked specifically with the kids in Timothy's home and Patricia's home, playing, holding, praying, and conducting Bible lesson skits. I was able to connect with each child and understand their story, as well as encourage them with God's purpose for their lives.

On my first trip a specific boy stood out to me. Boniface. He is a boy who tended to hide in the background, never showing any emotion. One of my main goals when I returned for my second summer was to bring a smile to his face. I spent every moment possible with him until I finally received the most beautiful smile imaginable.

My piece of the puzzle is to GO and engage with the children. To love on, pray for, and be loved on by them. As I return each year I am able to see lives transformed, grow in my relationships with them, and love on every child that crosses my path. When I first arrived I had no idea that the people of Malawi would grab my heart in such a way that "returning home" no longer felt like home.

What Piece of the Puzzle is in your Hands? 

 

Are you feeling the urge to travel to Malawi? Have you been dreaming of visiting the child you sponsor? If you have gone before, have you ever closed your eyes and began to hear the voices of kids singing in Chichewa? Maybe it is time for you to GO!!!

Come join MicKenzie in Malawi, it is not too late to travel with us next summer! The first step in your journey to Malawi is filling out the online team member application form. Or, if you have more questions about travelling to Malawi, email info@cohcommunity.org or call our office 859-858-4535 


Posted on December 8, 2014 and filed under Going.