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Team Seasoned Heart, based in Schwenksville, Pennsylvania, provides financial support as well as training teams to carry out missions in cooperation with Restoration Village Project, a Christian ministry to Kilgoris, Kenya. Team Seasoned Heart’s Kenyan mission trips include training youth leaders, ministering to widows, orphans and prisoners, and providing medical care.

We are privileged to carry HIS heart to East Africa from a base in Kilgoris, Kenya.  We invite you to, above all else, pray in agreement with the Holy Spirit for HIS purposes for this region and the people.  While we see God as our Source, there is the principle of the Sower and the one sent to the Harvest field and the blessing to both.  We invite you to come alongside of us and sow financially into the ongoing Harvest. 





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Did I Really Say That?

8/6/2020 12:50:00 PM BY Hannah S. Hunter

Did I Really Say That?

By: Hannah S. Hunter

Proverbs 18:2(Passion) “Senseless people find no pleasure in acquiring true wisdom,

for all they want to do is impress you with what they know.”

Humor is a needed portion of living in a different culture with many different languages. Throw in having passed middle age somewhere back there and approaching golden years. The road signs are harder to read without magnification and bright noon day sun.

Kiswahili is the official language of Kenya. With forty plus tribes it ups the ante because each tribe has their own language. The further you go from cities and the older the person you encounter they may only know their tribal language.

The British occupied and instituted much of the formal education here. Their fingerprints are all over this land. Even the spelling and pronunciation makes me keenly aware I am not in Kansas anymore. The phones autocorrect you with the British spelling of words. That is a challenge as I am educating my three grandchildren during this virus business. Do I support the British way or do it the American way? The grands will visit USA and may never step foot in England except to make a connecting flight.

I get a bit prickly when people tell me I talk funny with an accent when I am speaking perfect American. Sometimes the interpreters fight not to be assigned to me because the American speaks funny. As a speaker and writer that takes humor to absorb.

Speaking a new language at a less than kindergarten level is quite humbling. My three-year- old grandson just looks at me lovingly but blankly. My prophetic six-year-old granddaughter is quick to correct my faltering attempts. My eight-year-old granddaughter is forbearing and without missing a beat corrects me gently. She speaks four languages.

More and more we are settling into an easy routine of understanding, if not the language the inference and gestures. My three-year-old grandson has mastered some things even the adults are not proficient in.

What pulls us together is our love, desire to do life together, understand the culture of one another, and what makes each person tick. It takes a measure of grace and a keen effort to keep at it until we understand even a look and body language.

 Grief is what I feel as I watch us, even the body of Christ, attempt to navigate through our own opinions, beliefs, political affiliations, and skin colors. We throw down every boundary of civility, honor, and respect of each other. Families are being divided and the fabric of our society is tearing off the seam such that it will take only GOD to heal and restore us.

Silence is a subject I wrote about and taught from the pulpit. Yet we let the enemy goad us into rising up in righteous indignation, or so we think, and pulverize each other with our mouths. Suddenly many are experts in fields they have no training or experience. Money seems to be the loudest voice and touts itself as the end of all, supreme ruler, and expert in every area of our lives including if we can breathe free air or breath through a mask.

On God’s calendar the new year is approaching. In the globe the seasons are changing as the earth is tilting toward the sun or away from the sun depending on your geographical location. Seasons are meant for us to pause, rotate or change our wardrobe. Unpack or store away equipment we use in our homes or in our outdoor. Decoration may even be changed to reflect a holiday or season we are anticipating and entering. Change is the optimum word!

My supplication is that we step back and see the demise to everything we held dear and took for granted. We are too busy foisting what we are sure is etched in stone on each other and wounding them in the process. The enemy is gleeful and letting us do his dirty work.

Wake up children of the most- high GOD. Shut your mouth. Refocus and stare intently into the eyes of the One who saved you until you see what is there, and how He sees your fellow man. When you are saturated with Him and His words then open your mouth and let living water come out and water those around you. Shalom and be blessed from the secret place.

 

Silence, Stillness, Solitude, the Secret Place, and the Supernatural

7/30/2020 9:55:00 AM BY Hannah S. Hunter

Silence, Stillness, Solitude, Secret Place, and the Supernatural

By: Hannah S. Hunter

Psalms 107:29-30,41-43(NLT) “He calmed the storm to a whisper and stilled the waves. What a blessing was that stillness as he brought them safely into harbor! But he rescues the poor from trouble and increases their families like flocks of sheep. The godly will see these things and be glad, while the wicked are struck silent. Those who are wise will take all this to heart. They will see in our history the faithful love of the Lord.”

Sunday, I had just finished up eighteen straight days of someone being in my home overnight or preparing for someone who left in the morning and was getting a new guest by night fall. Daily I have either a training class, broadcast, class for grandbabies or my own class to learn Kiswahili in my living room. In addition, the maintenance of the house, hauling water, handwashing laundry, and keeping ahead of the mud is done early before the day begins.

Dan wisely told me I either had to go away to a hotel or do something refreshing. All classes and broadcasts were cancelled, and the grandbabies were not allowed to stand at my window an appeal for balloons or biscuits(cookies). Since I will be going stateside after a year except for few weeks over Christmas I opted to take the time in my own home.

Being social it is not easy to withdraw. Needing others voices and touch of our loved ones we must balance all these things when still in the compound and hearing life go on.

Silence is an absence of sound. Silence is a choice. Enables us to listen and hear more effectively. There is not verbal in the atmosphere. It allows us to tune into the other senses. It lowers our blood pressure, boosts our immune system, and allows growth of new cells- especially in our brains.

Revelations eight talks about as Jesus was about to open the seal there was silence in heaven for the space of a half hour.  What was impressed on me in that verse was it was not still in heaven. Silence and stillness do not necessarily go hand in hand. While the silence was in place there was much activity of preparation.

Silence without stillness can cause a negative outcome. If silence is a spawn of anger or withdrawal it can be harmful. Yet listening to silence awakens a dimension of stillness. Stillness lets you tune into silence.

If stillness becomes a close companion of silence it will open, you to a new dimension of the supernatural. Stillness is state of being quiet, calm, inactivity, soundlessness, hush, lull. You slow your breathing and it activates your parasympathetic system. Other senses are heightened. At the meeting of these two, rising thoughts and emotions do not get the upper hand or drive your actions.

Solitude is required to disengage with the daily stimuli and engage with yourself in your inner man and with the Trinity of heaven.!”  Forced solitude as in prisons can have a negative affect because all the other elements of silence, and stillness are not in place nor aligned as they should be with heaven.

Having a secret place is the keystone for the other three. It is by invitation only. Exclusive not inclusive. There the body, soul, and spirit experiences downloads, transfers, and downloads.  Here there are periods of hushed silence and stillness. Solitude from the enemy or any other outside influences. We begin to walk out the supernatural in ways we never imagined. We walk truly then in the real dimension set down before us. It is truth that the things of this earth will grow strangely dim in this dimension and walk.

The storm is only a whisper, all waves are calm, and He places us in a safe harbor. May we know and incorporate all these four elements into our daily lives so we can be in the perfect peace Isaiah talks about and be restored and gain our strength as the Psalms promises. Shalom my brethren.