African Homes and Happiness

 Traditional African home: As we were in Africa on our mission trip, we spent time with the wonderful people who live in homes like these. We drank tea. We talked about life. We spent time with their families. The home pictured above is in East Africa. In north central Kenya, families build their homes of mud and sticks. These homes are not very big at all. When I sat down inside, I asked myself, "Is this big enough for a whole family? Are they happy here?" God opened my eyes, seeing that they do not depend on stuff or big houses for happiness. Sometimes we get caught up in our possessions and other material things. Instead of small things, we want a great vision to drive us. We don't want to take life for granted, but we want to live thankful and purposeful lives. Take 30 seconds and look at that hut. Take another 30 seconds and ask God how He can use you and push you out of your comfort zone. 

Traditional African home: As we were in Africa on our mission trip, we spent time with the wonderful people who live in homes like these. We drank tea. We talked about life. We spent time with their families. The home pictured above is in East Africa. In north central Kenya, families build their homes of mud and sticks. These homes are not very big at all. When I sat down inside, I asked myself, "Is this big enough for a whole family? Are they happy here?" God opened my eyes, seeing that they do not depend on stuff or big houses for happiness. Sometimes we get caught up in our possessions and other material things. Instead of small things, we want a great vision to drive us. We don't want to take life for granted, but we want to live thankful and purposeful lives. Take 30 seconds and look at that hut. Take another 30 seconds and ask God how He can use you and push you out of your comfort zone.