The Ocean and the sand

Last week, we had the privilege of visiting DOVE church planters in Tanga, Tanzania. It was great to pray at specific sites and encourage Mark and Rachel in their work. We were encouraged by what the Lord is doing and by seeing the impact DOVE has in Tanzania!

As part of the prayer walks and prophetic action, we traveled to a hotel inside Saandani Game Reserve, the only wildlife sanctuary in East Africa that has an ocean beachfront. What an amazing place!

  • We waded in the very tippity-tip of the ocean—a vast and immense world of its own, the power and glory of which I cannot even begin to comprehend.
  • We walked barefoot in the sand—tiny particles, barely visible to the human eye if left alone as one grain, yet gathered in an embodiment of splendor and unity.
  • We surveyed the beach—there the ocean and sand meet. Gentle waves massage the sandy shore.

I saw God in the waters of the sea. He IS, obviously, infinitely greater than the Indian Ocean, yet to my limited mind, that ocean represents infinity and omnipotence. I saw humanity in the sand. As descendants of Abraham, we are “sand on the seashore” in God’s created world.

This immense, unfathomable power approaches us in all tenderness. God comes to meet us right where we ‘sit,’ in our frailty and weakness. The water shapes, or could wash away, those grains of sand at will. Yet the powerful waves keep coming back – keep reaching out – keep making contact – keep bringing life – keep interacting with what would otherwise be dry and barren.

The resulting beauty awes and inspires. God, how you love us!

~ Diane

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About Omondis In Kenya

Ibrahim and Diane Omondi serve on the DOVE Christian Fellowship International Apostolic Council, giving oversight to the region of Africa. They have been ministering together in Kenya since 1984 and now oversee the work of more than 100 congregations in four nations. They also give leadership to the missions thrust of DOVE Africa which includes 14 Kenyan and Ugandan missionaries serving among unreached people groups in these nations. The Omondis direct Springs of Africa, a non-profit organization sponsoring micro-finance, community development and various education initiatives.
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7 Responses to The Ocean and the sand

  1. Nan Garber says:

    Yes, and yes! We spent a week on the oceanfront in North Carolina this month. It just does something amazing to my spirit! Thanks for your inspiring messages — i always enjoy! And still bask in the goodness of our time together… n

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    On Mon, Oct 22, 2018 at 2:27 PM Omondis In Kenya wrote:

    > Omondis In Kenya posted: “Last week, we had the privilege of visiting DOVE > church planters in Tanga, Tanzania. It was great to pray at specific sites > and encourage Mark and Rachel in their work. We were encouraged by what the > Lord is doing and by seeing the impact DOVE has in Tanz” >

  2. Donna Downes says:

    What a lovely spot to contemplate the beautiful, majestic, creative power of God! We are so thrilled to hear about the continued growth of Dove Africa! Praise be to God! —Donna and Stan

  3. It is wonderful to hear from you Donna. We remember our time there in April so fondly (and of course the many years of friendship as well). Blessings!

  4. Linnet says:

    May the Almighty God see you through all these hurdles. They make us strong and focused.
    Blessings.

  5. hopemandela says:

    This is life. Living to refresh others attracts God’s refreshing to us. Continue with this noble work.

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