Trip Blog – 2014 Feb

Githeri & PawPaw – Lunch at EBCCK

»Posted by on Apr 3, 2014 in Trip Blog - 2014 Feb | Comments Off on Githeri & PawPaw – Lunch at EBCCK

When I visit the Children’s Centre, I love to have lunch with the kids. At meal time, the kitchen is a well-oiled machine run by Mary, Rose and Emmy. EBCCK Director Helen Stover also plays a role, making sure the menu is nutritious and balanced. For breakfast the children receive porridge or an egg, along with a glass of chai (tea). The Kenyan lunchtime staple of githeri (maize and beans) is enhanced periodically with onions and tomatoes from the shamba (farm) or potatoes, carrots and rice from the market. However, if you asked the children to vote for the best meal, the award would go hands down to the fresh fruit that is served as a daily snack: pawpaw (papaya), mango or bananas. As it is here in the U.S., cooking and eating is followed by clean up chores. The...

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Kids Talk With Jill

»Posted by on Mar 18, 2014 in Trip Blog - 2014 Feb | Comments Off on Kids Talk With Jill

I’ve been back from Kenya for about three weeks, but thoughts of old friends, growing children, and new ministry partners are still swirling in my head.  I wish I could take everyone with me, but since I can’t I’m going to post some blogs, so you can experience the trip virtually.  When I arrive in Eldama Ravine, the absolute first thing I have to do is head to Kamonong and the Children’s Centre so I can hug the kids. So that’s where we’re going first too! Little Natasha is going through a shy phase!  Unbelievable!! Caroline is now called Carol because she is getting “older. Patrick is now called the Professor because he is so clever in school! Little Brian gave me a hug when I first arrived!  For the last two years he ALWAYS was too...

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