By Randy Phillips

The Church… isn’t she beautiful! Earlier this year I visited one of our church partners in Juja, Kenya with a team from Northpoint Church in Austin.

As our team arrived we soon found ourselves drenched in the beauty and fragrance of the Church loving, caring and empowering their city.

Day 1 we began to organize games and sports that would allow us to easily interact with the kids and be able to pour out love, attention and a bit of craziness that all kids need.

The church we were visiting was Fountain of Life, Juja lead by Pastor James and his precious wife Teresa. We quickly realized this place was the local hot spot of the city for kids.

As we shared the message of Jesus through games, dance and fun, we were lost in the reality that something special was happening among us, God was up to something.

Most of these kids were orphaned due to poverty or HIV Aids, yet nothing but smiles and dancing. One big party and everybody seemed to be invited.

Fountain of Life Church had beautifully engaged these kids with love, compassion and the desire to see these precious kids placed in a family.

As we looked around we saw something else that was beautiful, open doors to the church, open doors to the kids home and little kids with baggy pants and dirty feet, dancing from a balcony just beyond the fenced wall at the back of the property. So much life, so much hope, so much love… the Church… isn’t she beautiful!