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I can’t think of a more joyful birthday celebration then being greeted by several hundred young Kenyan children ALL singing at the top of their lungs, dancing, banging drums and jumping up and down as we arrived at the Kenya Children’s foundation school today.

It was a magical moment and one I will never forget! I will post some video soon so you can hear how amazing the experience truly was for all of us!

I have much to be thankful for on my birthday today!

I am most thankful that God did not listen to all of my excuses, fears and doubts when I continued to say over and over “I can’t do it” or “I am not the right person to do that” when I was asked to help develop @watts_of_love and bring lights to all of the amazing people I have encountered this past year.

I know deep in my heart that every person I encountered on my mission trips this past year has given me more than I have given them!

I heard a pastor say today that once you experience and see the lives of people in such need and poverty “You can’t forget and God will not accept your excuses when He asks you to help!” The words brought tears to my eyes.

I was also very thankful today to have hairy arms and short sleeves on. My arm hair and skin color brought all the children such laughter as they pulled, tugged and touch it!

I might not have hair on my head anymore but, to the children in Dandora, my forearm hair rocks!

#armhairrocks #happybirthdaytome