Archive for February, 2010


Atamwagilia- HE irrigates

February 27, 2010

“Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” ~John 4:13-14

He Leadeth Me…

I never dreamed of serving “on the field!”  Until last June, the Turkana were  not even a blip on my heart’s radar.  As one of the most-quoted passages of the Scriptures proclaim, though, “The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps” (Proverbs 16:9).  I can  testify that God’s Word proves true, yet again (Psalm 18:30)!  Last summer, I planned to get away for 10 weeks and to take refuge in Him  with no distractions.  I planned to whole-heartedly serve the Turkana and temporarily aid the missionaries who labor in their districts day after day, month after month, and year after year.  I planned to get a small taste of “missionary life.”

To my surprise and utter delight, for CHRIST is my Delight, GOD had other plans!  He has prepared a place for me in KENYA!

When I recognized His pull and submitted myself to it, I started making plans to go back.  Again, God gently reminded me that we are blessed when we do things His way.  I have had an amazing (not easy, mind you– it is painful to crumple my plans) and beautiful year of trusting and obeying and submitting myself to the will of God.  He has blessed me richly and taught me so much about Himself and about how He leads His people.  In hindsight, I am so happy that I didn’t miss out on traveling with Him.

At this moment, I am preparing to go BACK to Kenya!  I have sought the counsel of my pastor and elders and of other mature godly men and women.  I have recently finished the application  and interview process and have been accepted as a missionary for Pioneers*.  I will arrive in Orlando for a week of Pre-Field Training on February 28th.

Trinity Baptist Church, in Shreveport sends me with their confidence, blessing, and support.  I will return to Nairobi, Kenya with a two-year commitment, as quickly as the LORD leads and provides.

This God—his way is perfect;
the word of the Lord proves true;
he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him.
~Psalm 18:30

*PIONEERS mobilizes teams to glorify God among unreached peoples by initiating church-planting movements in partnership with local churches.

Would You Like to Know More?

Over the next several months,  I would be happy to meet with any and all who are interested in hearing more about how God is expanding Christ’s Kingdom, and laying hold of Turkana hearts.

If you, your church, Bible study group, Sunday school class or friends would like to hear a testimony of God’s faithfulness and outpourings of grace on the other side of the world, please feel free to  contact me.

Naomi Reeves


©Asinyen 2009
All Rights Reserved