We are on our way home. We left Nairobi at about 5:30 pm local time after being dropped off by our friend and faithful driver, Robert. We had a lot of fun with him over the last week and will definitely miss him.
Today was another good day. We visited long-time friends Pastor Charles and Rose at Joysprings School in Kibera. Kibera is a very large slum with a population estimated at over 1 million people. I believe it is the second largest slum in Africa (I think Soweto
Well, it is Tuesday morning here. Since we are mostly packed up, I am writing from my phone and will be brief.
Yesterday, we spent the first half of the day with Pastor Gideon of Mumomatei. We have known Pastor Gideon for almost ten years and Hope Africa has been assisting with his ministry. He and his team do home visits with some of the HIV+ population in the slums of Nairobi.
We were able to visit the homes of five such clients. Each of their stories were unique and t
Here are some Facebook updates from the past day for those of you not on Facebook... From Roberta yesterday afternoon: Heart-felt, passionate, thought- provoking preaching by Tony Jones in Kisii on Easter. (Watch out, Pastor John Speight!) Then a safe, laughter-filled drive to Nairobi. Off to Mathare to visit with the folks of Mumomatei and Pastor Ngila Gideon Muoki today. From Tony yesterday: Some of the folks who turned out to hear me preach today (plus Alex, who kind of ha
We had another great day yesterday. We started out from Nyamira in the morning and travelled to just outside of Kisii Town to meet with our friends Evelyne and Wycliffe. Evelyne is a licensed nurse by profession and works in the local hospital. They have both been assisting us for a number of years in connection with medical camps that have been held at the school and, for roughly the last three years, by traveling to the school at least once a quarter to provide basic med
It has been a few days since we have sent a decent update. We have been dealing with some power and wifi issues. Today the GlocalMe device that we brought with us seems to be working pretty well, though.
Yesterday (Friday) - We got up in the morning and went back out to the school in Sakwa. What should have been a relatively uneventful trip turned out to be more interesting because of the storms that came through Thursday night. Although it had not rained all the way do
From Tony via Text... Short update because we are having some internet problems (probably caused by the wild storm right now that has knocked out power (generator functioning)). We had a great day. A long drive to Sakwa from Nairobi was made much more enjoyable because our driver, Robert, is awesome. The drive was made much more challenging by the fact that I had not bothered to get directions and it is not as if anyone has ever heard of Sakwa. I will brag more later, but we
From Alex -- Today we got back to the guest house in Nairobi from our safari in the Mara. We had a wonderful guide there named Simon who was one of the tribe members from the Mara tribe. He took us all around to different places all over. We saw lions, leopards, cheetah, elephants, and much more. The service at the camp sight we stayed at was incredible. At night from our tents we could hear the monkey's running around and lions roaring. When we arrived back at the airport in
We arrived! We can't even really complaint about anything. It was a long time on airplanes, with a pretty tight connection, but we and all of our bags made it. We had three official stops on the way in - health, immigration and customs. All of them went smoothly. In fact, the person that we spoke with in customs just asked us to tell him what was in each of our bags and then sent us on our way (lots of people were being made to open their bags so that they could be inspe