Sunday, January 10, 2010

A Glimpse of Kenya

He's home! He's home! I don't know if I've ever been so happy to see the face of my husband. It's hard enough having him gone, but then not being able to communicate regularly with him just made it all the more difficult.
Here are just a few pictures, because I can't load 400 on a blog. I will do my best to look on Flickr or another website where I can load a big pile of them. This first picture is Aaron's group. The five of them had a guide and a driver who took them to various schools, orphanages, and slums where they could evaluate how they could help in the future.
This is an example of "stick/dung" building. We can't even comprehed extreme poverty, but this is it. Using cow dung and sticks to build a structure.

This is Jennifer from his group, being lovingly mobbed by children at an orphanage. They knew the English phrase, "How are you?" and would yell it over and over until you responded, "Fine!"

Here's picture for my Dad and brother. This is how they dry the corn: they lay it on tarps on the ground and then move it around with their feet while dogs, cats, cows, etc., walk around at the same time. A little different approach, eh?
Aaron's still adjusting to the time difference and jet lag, but feels so blessed to have been given the opportunity to see how even small things can help tremendously for the people there. It's humbling to see Kenyans there who love Christ with great joy in their hearts, even as they just strive to survive day to day.

1 comment:

Doug said...

I think we will stick to our current corn drying