Kenya Trip Report – Part Two

(The first part of the trip report can be found by clicking this link)

Visiting Our Water Source from 2008

Uluru Spring, which I protected with a team in 2008
Uluru Spring, which I protected with a team in 2008

It occurred to me that it would be a good idea to go back to the spring that I protected with a team in 2008, my first trip to Kenya.  Mishael said it was very doable so we struck out on foot one morning for the site and made it there in 20 minutes or so.  What came with it was a flood of memories.  When we arrived at the spring, with it’s plaque – Uhuru – we came upon a young girl, maybe ten, who was filling two buckets with it’s yield.  It was good to see the spring was in good shape, and that it’s usefulness persisted.  It had been seven and a half years since we did our job there.  Apart from a little faded paint and such, it continued to function as well as ever.  We took her by surprise, as we did most children in Kenya.  I think my skin looks fluorescent to them.  She was, nonetheless, good humored.  After a few pictures and the feeling that someone had just walked over my grave, we surveyed the nearby fields, trees and relatives in the area that Mishael has called home all his life.  To have had the experience of protecting this water source in the first place was a huge blessing, and certainly an eye-opening, life altering event.  To have been able to visit it again reinforced it’s impact afresh.  It was almost like visiting a monument from a different age, at least in my life. Continue reading “Kenya Trip Report – Part Two”

Kenya2015 Trip Report

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Qatar in the distance…

Departure and Arrival

Israel arrived to Arlington after an overnight trip from Juarez.  It was great to see him, and the sense of anticipation went up a few notches when I grabbed him from his drop off point, just off I-20 a few miles from the house.  He was in pretty good shape even tho he had been on the road overnight, including the customary delays that come with catching a ride.

Vince came by to get us, arriving early, so we got to the airport in plenty of time to minimize drama.   His help was much appreciated, and it was good for he and Isra to see each other again. Continue reading “Kenya2015 Trip Report”

Kibera Slum, Nairobi, Kenya

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We were here over the last few weeks, and in Kawangware slum also, as we went house to house praying for people and families. God loves…. and sometimes He helps us, even in our general coldness of heart, feel His love for others.

For this I am thankful. We saw some good things happen, we saw some unsettling conditions, and we saw many of the objects of God’s affections, dressed up in poverty.

Help us Lord! We want to see what You see, feel what You feel, and do what You do with the things You see and feel.

Have a look at this link for more info:  Kibera

More to come soon…. – scott