It has been far too long since I have updated this blog. It is definitely time to break the silence and let you know what we are up to. As we serve here at Rift Valley Academy, we are well aware that we have many prayer warriors lifting us up and we are grateful. Thank you.
We continue with our jobs of teaching and administration here at RVA. We have just started a new school year here - our 17th one. Hard to fathom we have been here that long!
This year there has been a new goal presented to us: that each class “adopt” an unreached people group in Africa to pray for. As we progress through this first term of the new school year, we have already had students coming up on stage on Sunday mornings in church to share about their people group and how we can pray. It is so powerful. These kids get it. They understand the words of the gospel, “Go into all the world and preach the good news.” Making Jesus known among all nations and tribes is priority. It is beautiful to see.
My third graders have adopted the Orma tribe. Hearing their simple, yet sincere prayers humble me. “God, help the Orma to come to know Jesus.”
There are 13 tribes that have claimed a part of our hearts here on campus. From kindergarten to 12th grade, we are praying for each one - hoping that someday we will be at the throne of God, alongside brothers and sisters in Christ, worshipping God in every language. But to add perspective, there are nearly 1000 unreached people groups in Africa alone.
In some ways, our prayer for these people is similar to my blog title - we want to break the silence. We want people to know there is hope. There is light. There is Jesus.
This morning in church, our speaker shared from Psalm 67. When he shared about telling the nations about God’s saving power, he asked if anyone in the audience felt like God was leading them into missions someday. All around the room, I saw young people rise to their feet. These are kids who understood. Our greatest mission here on earth is to make God known. It was humbling and amazing. To God be the Glory.