2020, so far, has been full of unprecedented events running from COVID-19 to restricted movement then social injustices and other grassroot problems that have not been displayed on any media platforms. Jenny comes together with her two friends, Carly and Sam in an amazing restaurant at the heart of Old Town, Mombasa, to talk about life as it is now. They discuss about what has kept them going in this season like doing things that bring a little normalcy and learning how to incorporate them in our already disrupted schedules, so that new routines can be created. Realizing that the season we are in is a different one will make us, or has already made us, create unique spaces for it. Since we do not have so much control over what is happening, creating this space and building a new routine that can be easily re-adjusted helps create that level of normalcy. Asking questions like what can we control in terms of our mental health, our eating habits and spiritual growth, then mastering our strong points in reference to these establishes a new us that we can familiarize with.
In this episode, the trio talk about showing up and getting involved in hard conversations and still living in happiness despite the difficulties. They also talk about building a new routine and being fully present.
Kimberly Huffman is a Texas girl who moved to Kenya 15 years ago in pursuit of her heartfelt purpose to love on women and children in marginalized and war torn villages. She is best known as the co-founder of Mattaw Ministries which is a non-profit organization based in Kitale, western Kenya. Growing up in church(Baptist) brought awareness of missions though in a distant way since there was never really any personal connection. Kimberly’s passion to care for the marginalized developed from her childhood. At 16, her passion and vision was steered forward by a special on CNN on the war in Congo. After much involvement with missions within various organizations, it opened a path for her that led her to Kenya. It was here where she actualized her vision by co-founding the Mattaw Children’s Village and the girl’s rescue center.
In this episode, Jenny and Kimberly talk about missions and what it means to intentionally and unconditionally love those in less privileged positions. They further talk about the joyous part of seeing these children embrace their lives and live their childhood with so much vigor regardless of whatever disabilities they may have. It is emotional.
One last thing to live by: Choosing to be curious is choosing to be vulnerable because it requires us to surrender to uncertainty. It wasn’t always a choice. We were born curious, but over time we learn that curiosity like vulnerability can lead to hurt. As a result we turn to self protection, choosing certainty over curiosity, Armour over vulnerability and knowing over learning