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 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

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Mary & Kevin

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