Published: October 26th 2007October 26th 2007
After multiple tries maybe the internet will stay up and the electricity on! Since Kitale has gone for three months without city water it is no wonder something as insignificant as internet access is out once in awhile! On the 18th we traveled for about three hrs. to Marigoli where Timothy is from and his 85 yr old mother still lives. We enjoyed a nice visit with her and she welcomed us warmly. She wanted to cook a chicken for us but it was late and we had tea and bread instead. She gave us a chicken to go. Not in a bucket, but live. We were within 10 miles of Lake Victoria but as it was late and we had to return we did not see the source of the Nile. Next time!
On the 19th we traveled to Bungoma and visited several churches on the way. We were involved in a three day revival conference and I spoke five times in the three days. On Sunday I dedicated babies, installed church workers and baptized about 25 people. We walked about 2 miles down to a river and had the baptism. It was an honor to baptize Timothy's son,
Elizabeth and Karen
Elizabeth is feeling much better after the malaria medication begins to work. Karen is Timothy's youngest daughter.
During the time in Bungoma we stayed at the Tourist Hotel. The showers didn't work, the room was in disrepair and not very comfortable and we went to sleep each night with the music from the disco and awakened each morning at 4:30 with the Muslim call to prayer. -Gary
Just a few impressions from my viewpoint:
- a 93 yr. old woman who was so happy the missionaries came to see her that she danced for us.
- a 5 yr. old girl burning up with a fever from malaria. We were able to provide medication for her.
- attending a funeral for a neighbor of Timothy's along with several hundred mourners. I had to give a greeting but Gary gave the main message.
- the gracious hosts of the many homes we have eaten in. Whether by kerosene lamp or the sunlight from the window, the women have prepared their best for us.
- There are so many interesting sights and sounds we are experiencing. It is no wonder it is often hard to sleep as we see many images in a day. Karen
On Sun. we travel
back to Nairobi. May or maynot be able to write again.
There are more photos below