Monthly Archives: May 2008
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcOXmZrtPfo]Recently Bishop Elias Taban was interviewed describing the incredible impact of the T4 Global project in Southern Sudan. Our pilot project placed 500 MT4 mobile schools in Central Equatorial State. Bishop Taban calls the MT4 project “one of the most successful projects ever done in Southern Sudan.” Bishop Taban wants MT4 devices on the ground in all 10 states in … Continue reading
One of the many lookout points for the Great Rift Valley at 7,917 ft above sea level. The creative hand of God is amazing here, isn’t it? The trip from Maralal in the Samburu region is about 6 hours – we traveled 3 hours yesterday to Nyahururu and stayed at Thomson Falls Lodge. The wedding below was in this city, … Continue reading
What a celebration it is on arrival! At some point, I may load video here, because a single picture just doesn’t work. This “procession” begins at the bride’s home and the cars honk all the way to the church. Once on the church grounds, the women start the process of singing and dancing around the car. Then a few men … Continue reading
The man of the day, Wilfred (or as we heard his Samburu mother, who can’t speak English, call him, “Willie”) and Kyle before the bride showed up. As you can imagine, Willie had a grin all day much larger than his face. A great friendship has grown between Kyle and Willie and it’s obvious it will last a lifetime. Unfortunately, … Continue reading
A traditional Samburu mother and her son, Wilfred – the groom. She can’t speak a word of English, other than to call her son “Willie” – which we immediately picked up on. So much for formalities with Wilfred anymore. She’s a lovely woman and I was so thrilled to catch her in this picture with her youngest son.
In Kenya, groomsmen go to the bride’s family’s house to negotiate to bring the bride to the ceremony – which can create a challenge in terms of the start time for the wedding. That means nothing to a Kenyan, but to Americans that have to get to the Nairobi airport (3 hours away) in time for one of them to … Continue reading
Here are some of the absolutely beautiful children at the Good Shephard Orphanage in Nyahururu. They were perfectly behaved and a blast to be with. They all have responsiblities in keeping up the garden, feeding the cows, rabbits, chickens, etc. But, they were having some fun playing “football” (soccer for us Americans) and volleyball – but they stopped as soon … Continue reading
Another new friend trying out the tasty goodness of a Lifesaver. . Kyle and I did what other irresponsible adults will do with overly adorable kids. We fed Philip sugar – a Snickers bar here, LifeSavers there. Kyle fed him the Snickers bar – it wasn’t my fault!! We got to meet his father, Daniel, later – but he was … Continue reading
When Fred stopped and talked with me, particularly after he told me that he was a Christian, I asked him where his church was. He pointed into a field and this tree and said “there is my church”. ‘Nuf said.