Masai Village

Last Monday we were invited to travel to a Masai village with another local missionary team and we quickly accepted. It was a very bumpy dusty trip there but a beatuiful landscape. We stopped and ate lunch at a small place right outside of the village and after having a delicious meal of goat meat and rice (it really was delicious but I didn’t know it was goat meat until after I ate it) we headed to the village. We could see the Masai walking their heards from their small little huts from the distance. Once we got into the village we were motioned into a small mud church building. Even though it is uncommon there is a small group of Christians from this particular village. In the past the Masai frowned upon education and the church because they thought it would ruin their culture since they pray to their ancestors but because of the missionary influences some have converted and are accepting Christ as their savor. We witnessed them worshiping in song and dance in their tribal tongue and we also sang some praise songs and shared testimonies. We taught them the song “I’m trading my sorrows” and it was such a blessing to be able to praise God with them. As we were all singing, hands raised and jumping up and down, it was a little glimpse of what heaven will be like;  every tribe, every nation, & every tongue uniting together in the kingdom of heaven to give God the glory.

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6 Responses

  1. Thanks for sharing. We can tell God is a part of your trip. The goat meet sounds like quite a treat. We are trying to find some to grill for our 4th of July cookout at the Slemmers. We pray for you all daily.

  2. what an awesome glimpse of what heaven might be like!

  3. Thanks for sharing this event, Katie! You made me think of the song about every tribe, every tongue, every people singing praise to the glory of God….Hallelujah, Hallelujah! and yes, a “snippet” of heaven!
    Goat meat…well, well! you always were a meat lover.
    Dad and I are praying for you three ladies and the other team and missionaries and the people in that area!

  4. Happy Independence Day, ladies!! What a beautiful thought of being united through song and dance. Safe travels to you! 🙂

  5. This is a great story of witnessing to the ends of the Earth, literally! Every tribe, tongue and nation shall confess that Jesus is Lord…how very appropriate. If anyone can direct me to actual verses that speak about this theme, would be very grateful.

    You definitely challenge my thinking when it comes to evangelism, Katie. This makes me think about my experiences with the Masai, and how rich their culture was, of course I did not see the Holy Spirit working as you ladies clearly did. Well done!

  6. Marc, in reference to your question about the verses that refer to the them of every tribe, nation, etc. confessing Jesus….look at Revelationy7:9
    “”After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of ALL nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes(righteous), and palms (worship) in their hands; (vs.10) And cried with a loud voice saying Salvation to our God, which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb (and it continues on describing this scene in heaven). Chpt 5 describes a bit more detail too. These chapts. are truly awesome to read and think about.

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