I do not know much about Kenya and I figure it will be hard to pray for people if I can't even pinpoint them on the map! I can get you to Africa and then maybe the correct side of the continent, but without cheating, I can't even tell you where it's at on the map.
For the rest of the week I am going to encourage you to join me in learning a bit about Kenya. If you've been there or have any knowledge you want to share...please leave comments!!! Or send me your own pictures from your trip and I will post them!
At the end of the day it doesn't matter how much I know though, it matters what I do with that knowledge. It doesn't matter how much money I give, what matters is whether my heart is truly engaged with the world around me, wrapped around the suffering of others, and inspired out of compassion and calling to be apart of the change that must occur.
This week it is a small step...prayer for the hurting nation of Kenya.
We can all start there and hopefully by the end of the week you will be inspired to more action! At which point, I have lots of really cool ways for you to get involved with helping the world around you. One includes buying a pair of shoes for yourself! Another includes the first ever Cupcakes, Sprinkles, and Other Happy Things (this blog!) Mocha Club team, which will allow us to join (everyone who shares life together on this quirky site) each other in supporting a really amazing mission project in Uganda. How cool would that be, a mission that we all support together and can then talk about? That's coming on Friday!
So here we go...stepping outside our own world and visiting somewhere else with the intention of wrapping our hearts around their beauty and suffering and being open to learn, grow, pray earnestly, and give.