I was taken behind bars and put into a padded room with 4 men!!!
Yes, you read that right. I went to the Kenyan Immigration Office this morning to get a visa extension on my tourist visa while waiting for my long-term visa to come through. I spoke to the man behind the desk and told him what I wanted. After several questions, he told me to wait there and he left and was gone for a while. He came back for me and told me to come with him. I had a para-legal with me who has been helping me prepare all the paperwork for the visa application again. He was told to stay there and couldn’t come with me. I followed the man to a part of the building with a long hallway. Then down the hall I came to some metal bars and a gate. Like in a jail. I just started praying to myself. I was taken through the bars and to a room with a big solid wooden door. I entered inside and there were 3 men inside. Also, the one who lead my there came inside too. As I looked around the small room I realized that the walls of this office were heavily padded. I remember thinking to myself that I should be very afraid but I really had a peace and was not scared. Crazy, I know. Behind bars, 4 men, myself in a padded room. I do have to admit, I did look for whips or sticks or something but did not see anything. I was questioned for quite a while as I sit and 3 men were standing and one sitting. I just prayed and answered their questions about what I was doing there and accusing me of being there and not wanting to follow Kenyan laws which of course is not true at all and they knew it. I have done everything I am required to do by Kenyan laws. They were trying to really intimidate me. I was a little nervous, but not very. I knew that I had God’s protection and had nothing to fear as He has promised me in a prophesy before I came to Kenya. But as it ended up, they would not give me an extension and now I have to leave Kenya in one month. I have to leave but I can come back again after a week and get another 3 months until I come to the States in October. I’m still praying for my long-term visa to come through. I refuse to pay a bribe. This all might be a kind of blessing as God can turn around something bad and use it for good. I really do need a break and could use a vacation. I am praying about a visit to Holland to visit a friend for a week. I have to leave East Africa and can come right back. Praying now for God to make the way for me to go. Anyway, I leave in the morning to go back to Paka to check on the drilling there and pray they hit water soon. I should only be there 2 or 3 days. God is in control and I am in His hands.
Forever His servant and yours,