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 scared to even shake my hand. Wowee!
- Daniel has given up his nickname of Robusta. He is almost as tall as me and his voice has even changed! He is truly a young man now. (sniff, sniff but yet sooo proud of him)
- EBCCK has three new kids whose grandmother is Daniel’s great aunt, making the new students his direct cousins. Daniel is happy to have some relatives there.
- Also new to EBCCK are Edward and Naomi. Naomi is about 8 years old with a big smile. She’s happy to be in her new home and enjoys going to school. Edward enjoyed reading a book in English to my Dad. He’s very thin from malnutrition but is gaining strength every day.
- With the beginning of the new term, the Standard 8 students are at Orinie school. We stopped by to greet them and made quite a spectacle, but I had to see them! The Orinie school teachers asked if we had any volleyballs – I plan to bring them some as part of the summer trip.
- Sarah is now the head girl in the EBCCK primary classroom.
- Our high school graduates are keeping busy while they wait for the results of their final exams:
- Jonathan is being put to work painting at the Elma Kamonong High School
- Josephine is visiting her sister
- Keffa is spending time at his grandma’s house