Pastor Michael Lolwerikoi, of Kisima, Samburu.
This seems like a good way to get people’s attention, but truly that’s not why I titled this particular blog in this way. It is just a play on words that I could not ignore ( smile ).
Paige & l left Nairobi, to meet Pastor Michael in a small town north of Nairobi, called Nyahururu. From here he was to lead us into a quite remote area where he lives, via apparently very rough dirt roads.
Of course we haven’t quite arrived there yet because of the events that have taken place in the last few days.
Let me back track.
Denis has stayed in Nairobi a little longer to work through emotions and addictions that have been impeding his ability to act in harmony with Truth and Love. We hope that he will be able to re join us soon, as there are so many amazing opportunities for him here in Samburu, to engage his desire and passion for the environment, and creating loving ecosystems. Michael and his community, have already begun experimenting with ways of “reclaiming” God’s creations, and were so excited to hear about food forests, fertility pits, worm farms, wildlife habitats etc, and are super keen to learn, and share these principles with fellow Kenyans…I can feel a Learning Centre in the making!!
Paige and myself had a couple of days up our sleeves before we were to meet Michael & begin sharing Divine Truth (If you recall in an earlier blog, Michael was a man we met in the first week we were in Kenya, and we were very taken with his gentle nature & his desire to learn from us about Divine Truth. As he said it in those first hours of talking with him, “This is what I have been longing for “).
So Paige and I decided on our way to meet Michael we would go via Lake Nakuru National Park. I won’t go into detail here about our experience, as Paige is writing a blog about it. I will say it was amazing & well worth the visit. The animals are so beautiful to observe in their natural home, rather than a zoo.
Ok…so after spending 1 day/ 2 nights in Nakuru, we headed off to meet Michael in Nyahururu. It was only a short 1 hour journey for us, but for Michael from his place, 200km/ 3-4 hrs, and very rough roads. We arrived at the time we arranged, but African time was in fine form, and the 1 pm time started to stretch out to…..”I’ll be there at 2pm…..then 3…….then 4.”. And then a phone call “I’ve broken down in my car, can you please come, I have called a mechanic”. Considering it was late Sunday afternoon, we weren’t quite sure what to expect.
So we hopped in the car, got directions for which road to take & headed out to find Michael.
30 or so km down the road, we found Michael, but actually drove past because the car was different to the one he had been driving in Nairobi. We did a u-bolt & pretty soon were hooking him up to tow him into the nearby town of Rumuruti, which was only 5 km down the road. Thankfully, this strip of road was the best we had encountered in Kenya- didn’t fancy towing through a myriad of deep crevices and pot holes. The timing belt had carked it, and the mechanics (who were on a motorbike) lead us to town & to some accommodation, where they were going to continue to access the car & decide the best course of action. Michael had told us he had borrowed this Toyota landcruiser from a friend, as it was a better stronger vehicle to take on such rough roads & had decided that between the two vehicles it was better to have the stronger one in case anything happened.(smile)
The accommodation Michael had booked us into, was so lovely & quaint, seemingly in the middle of nowhere. Very clean, comfortable, own bathroom & the food was amazing…..and bed, breakfast, dinner all for $16… Bargain!!!!
We had a lovely evening chatting with him about Divine Truth, sharing with him examples of living lovingly, healing, Gods Laws, prayer & faith & one of his passions, the environment.
We shared a story with them that the Lytton-Hitchins family had experienced. When we were down at Kyabra in November for summerfest, we heard the experience that the Lytton-Hitchins family had had with foxes. They had said that in previous times they were losing many hundreds of lambs to foxes that continued to come on to their property. Previously they had hired contractors to come in & shoot the foxes so they were no longer a problem to their livestock. They had started to feel that this was not loving & that they no longer wished to engage in these actions. They asked Jesus for advice on what they could do to help. He asked them to consider the following question “Why do you love your sheep more than you love the foxes, when they are all Gods creatures?”
I believe after 12 or so months of working their way through this, they no longer have a problem with the foxes killing their lambs. An experiment they were willing to undertake to see & feel the truth of.
Proof, that us humans, our beliefs & emotions, effect everything around us……our environment, animals & other humans. That animals attack & kill each other simply because of the soul condition of humans. Wow that’s powerful !!
After Michael heard this story, he paused, reflected, closed his eyes as he usually does (to connect with how he is feeling, l think) and said. “This happens in my home, many neighbors in my village, not more than 500m away, experience the same loss of lambs due to foxes… but they never attempt to take or eat mine.” He said this so humbly & truthfully …no arrogance…he was simply reflecting on what we had said & feeling in his own soul, the truth of what was occurring in his own home.
Many things we have shared together with Michael is affirming our desires to spend more time with him. He is a very gentle man, whom I feel already has received Divine Love. He has a wife, Christine, (whom he said unfortunately we probably wouldn’t get to meet) who works in Nakuru, as a nurse predominately with people who have HIV, some 7-8hrs away from their home. He said this enables them to be able to survive & he can continue to be of service. He has 3 children whom are all away at university or boarding school. He also has 5 orphans, who he has taken in as his own, and they are currently away at boarding school also.
Michael has never once demanded anything from us, but instead is so grateful from his heart of what we share & give to him. When a person acts this way, you actually desire to give more to them.
So often we have met Kenyans that l suppose see 2 white people & immediately ask for what they would like to have (technology wise or pay for them to visit Australia) to be able to view the teachings, which kinda feels a bit yucky. I still need to feel more about this one. Of course they can’t afford computers because of the very low wages they receive. And they are asking to hear & learn more! We are currently looking into the best cost effective way of providing them with the means to do this. And discerning the level of desire & honesty within them. Generally, as Jesus has reminded us, the more time spent with someone, the better able to feel & see their integrity. The facade is usually uncovered. Of course initially we generally feel & are guided about those that are sincere, but we are also being thorough with the money that we are stewards for & making the best decisions with spending; and who to gift it to.
We have encountered many interactions, where people obviously feel they can take advantage. Standing in the supermarket car park, a 10 year old will walk up, say “hi, how are you” then immediately put his hand out, asking for 50 bob. The fuel bowser attendant, takes the shillings for the fuel, then asks for money to buy his lunch. He is not impressed when we hand him an apple, out the car window!!! We have stopped on the side of the road in towns, assessing the map, and men have walked up to the window seemingly offering their guidance- agh, no. Apparently, answering “yes or no” to a question, requires us to pay them for their ‘generosity of spirit’!! The “generosity” quickly wanes, and becomes cursing under their breath and looks of hatred, when we refuse to be part of the demand. Then an hour down the road, again looking for directions, this time us asking someone, the reply is given, along with a genuine smile and nod of “you are most welcome”. Walking through the markets, just because you make eye contact, smile and say hi, apparently that is an opening for “you have acknowledged me, now you owe me something”. I am amazed at the projections flying left right and centre, “you owe me; you must give to me; I want something from you- and you should want to give it to me!” Are they simply reflecting the injury, that we, the white west have actually created in them. The West didn’t even ask- they just came, and took, exploited, raped and pillaged basically, by force if necessary. Is it any wonder they hold beliefs of disdain???
Michael is keen to learn as much as he can about technology, he has offered to help learn & share divine truth in anyway he can. Already he has chosen a voluntary role of service in his rural area (rather than accept many job offers in Nairobi). He told us that not many people are willing to go to the rural areas to assist in fostering change, that many of these people are marginalized- forgotten about. His passion is to help these people implement change, embracing news ways of sustainability; a more holistic approach to living. We have talked about creating Loving Eco systems, and he gets so excited, nearly leaping out of his seat at times, exclaiming “Yes, YES!”, like he already knows, and is affirming his feelings. He has been experimenting with different ways of doing things, loving the land, all of God’s creatures, and giving back, rather than taking.
Wow! I’m blown away! Here is a man that has been longing, finding his way, with God, independent of ‘Human Religion’, and now his desire for God’s Truth & Love has drawn to him this incredible opportunity. It is such a pleasure to be with him.
He also said he had this feeling a while back, that visitors would be coming, so he & his community have started to build a small camp house for people to stay, with his ultimate goal being to have it connected to solar power & also providing a space to gather & learn. He said initially he didn’t know who or how, but now feels that is was probably for us & continued visitors from Australia or potentially anyone from anywhere that might want to come & further share & experience with him principles of Divine Truth.
Again Michael was never asking for money or resources to realize his dream. He simply shares his story and what he feels. He has told us how he writes proposals to receive grants & donations in order to bore for water and install solar pumps, providing clean fresh drinking water to remote communities. All of this is done on a voluntary basis- that he has a few friends that have helped him out financially with this. It can be a slow process sometimes taking up to one year to gather the funds for one complete system to be installed. We talked with about the potential power of his soul to create & realize his dreams, if he was willing to release all the emotions blocking this process. How he could pray to God to help with this process & explained that how God brings about the opportunities for this to happen through the ‘law of attraction’. Giving examples & sharing experiences, as this is one of my favorite ways to teach or share. He seems to “get” everything we share with him, like a part of his soul already knew & he just needed someone to help him with refinement & confirmation. ( although ultimately God can do this for him ). He too has many examples of Gods love in action to share to with us. It’s so awesome & cool.
I just wanted to share with you a little more about Michael, hope I didn’t ramble on !
After spending a night in Rumuruti, the next day we discovered that we had to drive back with Michael to Nakuru to get the part he required for the mechanics to fix the vehicle. This was close to a two hour drive!
As we entered the outskirts, Michael asked us if he could stop at the hospital to meet his wife, just for a few minutes. Of course we jumped at the opportunity to meet Christine. She met us at the gate & after a few warm greetings she took us inside & offered to show us through the hospital.
It was a pretty basic set-up; 100 bed Inpatient, comprised of female, male, paeds and acute rooms, 8-10 beds per room; then Out Patients, Physio, Pharmacy, Maternity, HIV and Tuberculosis clinics. Bahati District Hospital is one of 6 hospitals in Nakuru, and the patients were majority malaria, HIV and Tuberculosis, with some that had diabetes and general health issues. It seems they are very busy there, with only two nurses on shift, one for in patients, and one for out patients, and they earn about $200 per month (how bout those ratios girls!!!)& two Doctor for the entire hospital. We must have caught them in a lull though. We were introduced to Christine’s work colleagues, who were all very friendly, and before long we were sitting down in Caroline’s office (clinical clerk, keeps all the Patient records up to date) chatting.
Caroline asked us what we were doing in Kenya. We explained that we were here to share Divine Truth, some spiritual material. She asked ” so tell me about this Divine Truth.”
Of course that was our invitation to share, in a place that could really benefit.
Caroline And Baby, Paige, Christine, Jane and Kerry- Discussing the Soul Causes of Physical Illness
We based our discussion around healing, the soul, how our denied, ‘held onto’ emotions cause disease & sickness. They were all enthralled & and as we spoke, and discussed, more faces were appearing at the door, wanting to listen. They all said that what they were doing wasn’t helping, only band-aiding the problem, that no change or real healing was taking place. When talking with Christine, about how our emotions can cause disease, unless we are willing to feel and release them- she understood. She explained that the statistics for death from HIV was higher among men than it was for women.
” Men are rigid and don’t want to express any emotion or how they feel…..the women live longer as they are more willing to cry and share how they are feeling,” she explained, “most of the patients here don’t need medical help, there is something wrong inside, they need emotional help”.
This was awesome !!!
They quickly invited us back to spend a day, giving a talk to the patients and one for all the staff. Of course we didn’t need to think about that one, we willingly agreed and asked them to organize a day, let us know in advance, and we would most definitely pencil it in.
The nurses all wanted to hear more, and because technology is so expensive here, and they don’t have facility to watch off hard drives, they asked if it were possible to burn on DVD as most had tv and DVD player. They mentioned how when one of them comes across new information, they then pass it around amongst the staff, sharing it with their families and all learning together. We are investigating some options for this issue. We did loan a hard drive to Caroline, as her husband had a laptop and would be home for the week, so we gave her some instruction (bringing out the computer) and gave her the hard drive for a couple of weeks. Whilst we had the computer out, we put on an interview with Jesus, on ‘Soul causes for physical diseases, with Geoff Whitehead ‘.
After 3 hrs slipped by of listening, discussing, answering questions etc, one of the late comers asked, when we offered her a copy of the Divine Love Prayer, where does this come from?
Jane is the wife of a Presbyterian minister, up until this point, she was fully engaged in the conversation, asking questions about a story we shared that occurred in Kineni, with a Ishmael, a 12mth old boy with fever, pneumonia and ancestral spirit attachment, she was with us all they way right up until she heard the response to her question about the origin of the prayer. Whoa…did this rock her world! I cannot describe the double take, body language and the look on her face, she was completely confronted and could not have it that this man here on the video was in fact Jesus of the bible. After having spent 2-3 hrs of her being completely involved and open to what we had been discussing, she just shut off.
We allowed her to express her views, and engaged in a logical discussion with her, as best we could, however her walls went up and she was no longer willing to even investigate. Paige asked her, “you say you believe in God, but why? What makes you so sure that God exists?” She said because of all the creation around me and that the bible tells me so- we tried to reason with her, and challenge her ‘logic’, but in the end we realised she wasn’t budging. She agreed with many of the things we shared, but this, that it came from Jesus, who has returned, she could not. But she did take the prayer- Paige suggested she experiment with it. When she prays, and “Sincerely longs to God, with feeling from your heart, not words from your head, and as you read the prayer long for God to help you discern whether it is true or not- and see what happens? What harm is there in giving it a go?
God wants us to know the truth- how do you now discern what it true or not, when so many people have different opinions? Surely, If God loved you, he would have designed a way for you to know for sure?? Maybe that is something you could investigate for yourself?? Rather than just believing everything you are told or taught.”
Anyway, it was really good for us- previously, interactions like this, have challenged us greatly, and we have felt the need to ‘come to the defense’ or conclusively attempt to convince (possibly because we ourselves had not resolved this issue, but wanted it to be true). Not today- we just shared, said when we disagreed with her reasoning, and loved her through the process, and were okay with her deciding “enough now”. This is transformational for me. This, has shown me I have changed something in my soul- and I am just so excited and grateful for the opportunities that lie ahead! (More tears of joy)
The others didn’t seem to have a problem with it. In fact Caroline asked earlier, how did people in Australia and the rest if the world feel about this man being Jesus? We said many are angry, or refuse to investigate the possibility, and many are still unsure, even those who have been learning Divine Truth for 6 or 7 years, but that they have been curious enough to investigate the material anyway, and are applying it in their lives to see if it works. She agreed, people need more than what the world currently offers, and if its about Love, why wouldn’t you check it out!! I like this lady- she was sensible, and not constrained by what everyone else thinks. Caroline was really keen for us to return, and learn more about the Soul and True healing. “These people need to hear this- we don’t know how to help their soul- but it needs help, we all need help”.
So we left and hopefully we will be back to share more . We kept poor Michael waiting in the gardens, but he didn’t seem to mind, as he agreed it was a DIVINE OPPORTUNITY.
This was an incredible experience and again just affirms for me, how when you are in your desires, and willing to feel your fears, that the opportunities just open up everywhere- in the most unlikely of places. It so so cool. YAY!!!
So that was our experience of breaking down in the car and ending up in the hospital. Certainly not the way we would have expected, but an excellent way of doing it.
Thank you God.
NB: We made it back to Rumuruti with the part needed, albeit in the dark ( which we would not advise in Kenya as the roads are bad ). Patience is a virtue in Kenya, there is no such thing as a quick trip to town. But the Car is fixed & we are heading off today to follow Michael to his place in Samburu. A long arduous trip, rough roads & 200km, probably 4-5 hrs drive time. We don’t mind, as so much fun and growing awaits us there!!!