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Doing What Jesus Did

Sep 30, 2014

Stephanie McCardel knelt on the floor of a 10-day clinic in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya. She was tasked with cleaning the feet of a man whose brother said, “I felt God calling us to come here today.” He explained that the weeping sores on his brother’s feet came from wandering barefoot and drunk through the slums.

As Stephanie knelt and listened and washed away the muck of some of the world’s most disease-ridden streets, she was struck by a thought: this is exactly what Jesus did.

Later that afternoon Kenyan pastors shared the gospel with the man and his brother, and they came to faith. More than 25 new believers walked out of the clinics that week.

The Kenyan partners waved the shortterm missionaries home, calling joyfully, “You’ve left us with a lot of work!” Each day, the doors of the clinic closed on a crowd of waiting patients. This field is ripe and desperate for the gospel of mercy. So, go.

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