Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Getting ready to head to South Africa on Friday.  I'm going with a team of 17 from my church, Zion Fellowship in Canandaigua.  We have a l-o-n-g flight.  We leave here on Friday and arrive there Saturday afternoon. 

We'll be doing a daycare makeover that takes care of 60 children.  The ministry we are working with is JAM.  They feed over 1 million children a hot meal for a year.

What will we be doing...painting, laying astro turf, cleaning things up and anything else that needs to be done.  Long days and hard work but it will be well worth it in the end. 

I will try to post but can't guarantee it.  Thanks for all your prayers!
God bless!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Last day!!

It's hard to believe this is my last day in Kenya!  Where has the time gone?  Last night we had dinner at some friends. They didn't remember my being here 17 years ago but my signature was in their guestbook. They all knew my friend June and it was nice to reminisce about her.  I found out how much they loved her and took care of her here.  It was a very sweet time.

This morning we went to church with 42 out of 60 children from Rehema Home.  This church was totally gutted by fire in March and in three months has been rebuilt.  God has really blessed them!  Worship was very good and Sylvia preached an excellent word.

After the service, I came back to Rehema and then the adults went out to lunch.  Sylvia is with the pastors, as she preached two services today.

I've been taking pictures and have had kids hanging all over me.  Tonight they will sing some of the songs we've worked on for devotions.

There have been numerous people that do not want me to leave.  I've made great connections and will return again. 

We leave at 5 a.m. tomorrow morning (10 p.m. tonight for the East Coast)  Our flight is at 8:10 a.m. (1 a.m.)  Please pray for everything to go smoothly with connections, customs and bags. 

Thanks for sharing in this adventure with me.  It's been precious!
God bless you!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Older Students at Rehema

This is the older group at Rehema.  I was wrong on the other post.

Safari Pictures

Cape Buffalo - looks like the colonials with wigs!

Checking everything out for his females

Which way did he go?

What did you say?

Up close and personal


Which direction do we go?

Standing proud

The Lionness had been hunting but gave up.



Grades 2-4 at Rehema
Grades 2-4 at Rehema

Friday, July 22, 2011

Another day in the life of a missionary

Wow!  It's been busy around here!  Yesterday ... there was a yesterday....let's see...I've been up since 5:15 a.m. this morning so it's a little fuzzy...I had some free time in the morning to take some pictures.  Then after lunch, Sylvia and I went to Rehema.  She shared with their staff and then I taught the younger students 2 part harmony.  It was very cool!  I stayed for dinner and Sylvia went back to HEART.  I worked with the older students after dinner.  We did try Siyahamba.  They almost had it in a 1/2 hour.

Today I went to the Nairobit National Park.  One of the interns joined me.  It was great fun!  We saw lots of animals including a pride of lions. A lionness that was on a hunt crossed right in front of the vehicle.  I got some great pictures!  There were lots of giraffes and zebras.  We also saw a cape buffalo, some rhinos, elams, impalas and ostriches. 

After being at the park, we went to the elephant orphanage.  They had quite a few elephants there.  I watched them being bottled fed.  It was cute.  On the way home, which took 2 hours in Nairobi traffic, some baboons crossed the street in front of us.

I know, I know where are the pictures.  They'll be coming once I get them loaded on the computer.  We're going out to dinner at someone's house.  I believe they're on the board of HEART.  HEART does have a website if you'd like to check it out.

Thanks for your e-mails and prayers!  All are appreciated.  Tomorrow we move to Rehema for our last two days.  It should be interesting!

God bless you!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

A couple of pictures

Guest House - for mission teams
Sylvia is staying here.
HEART - where we're staying

Entrance to HEART compound
Vickie's home where I'm staying
Right hand side
Judi and Diane - we went on safari 17 years ago!!