August 31, 2019

We have a busy day ahead of us. We’re scheduled to leave at 6:30am so we can meet Naomi in Eldoret at 8am when her bus from Nakuru arrives. From there, we will meet up with her brother James and his wife (Naomi), visit with them and their three children for an hour or two before heading to Naomi’s...

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August 30, 2019

George leaves early to run some errands and get more tests done. I help out with the morning chores as I’m able. The house is filled with so much laughter every day. Everyone does their part, and then playfully banters about. I catch up with Keith, as he explores his sister’s tablet we brought...

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August 29, 2019

Today is “tech support” day. The laptop I brought George in February is acting up and we’re not sure why. The anti-virus isn’t working right and the camera and certain apps like the “dictionary” flash like they’re going to open and then never do. Since internet service still isn’t set up at the...

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August 28, 2019

With George on his way home from Nakuru, there’s nowhere for me to be early. Over chai, I ask the children if they would like me to make scrambled eggs for them. I make breakfast… scrambled eggs with sauted onions… which we eat with chapati and store-bought bread. The twins get creative. Paulette...

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August 27, 2019

I wake this morning amid ear-fulls of cow bellows, bird chirps, chicken clucks and children’s laughter. No one seems to be in the house except for me. Leon, Lavender and Charlie move about the backyard engrossed in the day’s chores, milking the cows, feeding the chickens, starting fires in both...

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August 26, 2019

Home at Last. No, really. We have been waiting for this day for 12 years. Today, at 2pm Kenya time (which means anywhere between 2:30 and 4:30 in general), we are meeting at a local lawyer’s office to prepare documents committing to purchasing the home where I slept last night. This is not the...

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August 25, 2019

Nakuru and Homecoming in Kitale I wake to the sound of birds and a cool breeze mere minutes before my alarm is scheduled to sound. August is the middle of winter here in Kenya. Which means nighttime temperatures drop to around 55 and daytime temperatures top out in the mid 70’s. The rooms here...

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August 23 & 24, 2019

TRAVEL, TRAVEL… AND MORE TRAVEL My journey begins at 7am when a car whisks me away to the airport. Although my first flight is a domestic leg, I still am required to check in at least three hours before my 11:18am departure. Knowing it will be quite some time before I am served a meal on a plane...

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July 17, 2019

HOUSING UPDATE We did it! Thanks to your generosity we were able to get Pastor George and his family moved to the new 2-acre homestead in May (see pictures from our April 2019 post! AND we have a pledge for $60,000 in the form of a low interest loan, to purchase the property so they’ll never again...

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April 24, 2019

HOUSING UPDATE I wanted to give you a quick update on Kenya projects – and particularly our house purchase… which has turned into a new house search and opportunity. Over the past few weeks, we’ve hit a snag getting a clear title from the owner of this current property where Pastor George and...

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March 5-6, 2019

DAYS 12 & 13: TRAVEL DAYS The alarm I set goes off at 5am on Tuesday morning. I rise and shine. This is my last morning in Kenya. I open my door. Lavender and Irene are sound asleep on the flat mattress in the living room. I jostle Irene awake. She asked me to get her up, so she can help Ana...

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March 4, 2019

DAY 11 After the past two very long days, I am grateful to be able to sleep in this morning. I am speaking closer to home here in Kitale. It is still a good 45-minute drive to where I will be speaking. When I emerge from my room, the household is awake, but no one seems to know where Pastor George...

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