Blogs from Nairobi, Nairobi Province, Kenya, Africa - page 10


Africa » Kenya » Nairobi Province » Nairobi July 15th 2011

We didn't really have a plan for the day so we decided to sleep in. At 7 o'clock however two people came in our room and after that I was just snoozing. We got up after a while and I met Izzo and Martin, some of Jane's friends. Afterwards we went to "Junction", the mall where all the rich people hang out. We went to the "Nairobi Java House" where we met Tarsh and Vicky, some more of Jane's friends. They have been working on a medical clinic and took the day off to rest and get some work on the computer done. We pretty much spent the entire afternoon in that café and only left for a little to go to a slum market where Jane wanted to look for an Obama hat since Africa ... read more

Africa » Kenya » Nairobi Province » Nairobi July 8th 2011

On Thursday I got invite to the Rangers Restaurant , which is just inside the Nairobi National Park in Langatta, for lunch at 2:30pm by a friend of mine Allen. As it was across town the only way to get there was to get a Matatu into town, walk to the other side of town down Moi Ave to the train station and then get a matatu right to the gate of the park and make sure I get home before dark. All sounds pretty simple right? Well that is what I thought when I set off. Decided to leave home at about 1:15 to give me enough time to get there. On the way the matatu took a different route to normal, when I asked the conductor what was happening he said there was a ... read more

Africa » Kenya » Nairobi Province » Nairobi July 3rd 2011

Have just had a few eventful days. On Thursday at St Dorcas the kids decided it was time that I learnt Swahili, the local language. They have started me off with some common greetings and numbers 1 to 10 and I have till Monday to learn them as they are going to test me when I get to the orphanage, I'm sure I'm meant to be the teacher Some examples are Hello - Habari How are you - u hali gani Fine - mzuri What is your name - jina lako nani My name is Chris - jina langu ni Chris Thank you - asante sana You're welcome - karibu On my way home from St Dorcas on Thursday I saw my first bribe taking place. I was on a Matatu travelling home when I saw ... read more

Africa » Kenya » Nairobi Province » Nairobi June 28th 2011

Vi var idag ting på min fars gamle skole - Rift Valley Academy. Det var fedt, der var masser af ting man kunne lave. Fodbold, rugby, basketball, badminton og en masse andet sport. Og om tirsdagen er der stadigvæk burgere og pommes friter, som da far gik der - uhm. Og "tilfældigvis" var vi der en tirsdag. Jonathan... read more
Rift Valley Academy
Rift Valley Academy
Rift Valley Academy

Africa » Kenya » Nairobi Province » Nairobi June 27th 2011

Sundays are really busy in Nairobi - more than 80% of two million people are eager churchgoers. We visited FEM in the Karen area together with approx. 5000 others - where Reverend Teresia Wairimu pastors. I had the honor to preach, and Stig Hagen (our travelpartner family) sang, and the kids went to kids English-Swahili Sunday School. Amazing experience for all of us! Thanks to all the wonderful kind and welcoming people at the church. We felt part of a worldwide family:) Søndage er ofte meget travle dage i Nairobi - mere end 80% af byens befolkning er entusiastiske kirkegængere. Vi besøgte sammen med ca. 5000 andre FEM i Karen området, hvor Pastor Teresia Wairimu er leder. Jeg havde æren af at prædike i næste en time, Stig Hagen (som vi rejser med) sang, og børnene ... read more
Church in Nairobi
New church building
Ezra Church Project


Africa » Kenya » Nairobi Province » Nairobi June 23rd 2011

Just got back home form my first day at St Dorcas children's home and what a day it was. Started off by teaching English to about 13 kids aged between 12 to 14 plus one 19 year old in what is equivalent to about year 6 in the UK. First of all you could tell just how grateful the kids where about about me being there. They all clapped when I arrived in the room and then when I told them that I was going to be spending about 7/8 weeks with them they all had the biggest smiles I have ever seen. Then I handed out some pens, pencils and rulers that I had brought over from the UK, you would of thought it was christmas by their reactions. They were so grateful for such ... read more

Africa » Kenya » Nairobi Province » Nairobi June 20th 2011

Saturday was a very eventful day as it was my first time using matatus and also my first visit to the orphanage that I am going to be volunteering at. Sorry no photo's, took my camera but left my memory card at Julie's. So first of all the matatus. A matatu is the main form of public transport in Nairobi. they are normally white Nissan minibuses which are only meant to carry max 14 people, have seatbelts and be roadworthy. on Saturday I took 6 different matatus and on none of them did I see a working seat belt. Yes there are 14 seats but on at least 3 of the matatus there were more than 14 people on them, on one of them there was 19, 2 hanging out the door and 3 seating in ... read more

Africa » Kenya » Nairobi Province » Nairobi June 15th 2011

Well after weeks of sorting out I'm finally in Nairobi. The flight was as good as can be expected for BA at least the plane had Video on Demand (doesn't normally on Nairobi flights) food was okish, chicken paella just after take off and chicken sandwich just before landing, also had small bottle of red and 2 V&T's during the flight. Over the last 3 days have been looking after Julie's 3 kids, Kai and Sabrina (twins, 13) and Fran (6) as they have already broken up for school and Julie and Bruce are both working. Just been hanging around the house, playing games, swimming, playing on the trampoline. Sabrina is also trying to get me fit as Julies has a mini gym (cross-trainer and running machine) she is a hard task master but I need ... read more

Africa » Kenya » Nairobi Province » Nairobi June 12th 2011

It is late, my house is quiet and I should be asleep. However, I leave this beautiful home nestled in the Ngong Hills in 4 weeks 1 day. That means 29 days of non-stop list after list after list of things to do. I am leaving my home of the last six years and stepping into a new adventure. As I have a moment of silence I start to think of the things I will miss. I realize it is not the things I will miss at all but the people. Alice, who has worked for my husband as a maid for the last 5 years. She was included in the package when I got married and let me tell you, what a deal! She is amazing…a mother of three of her own and two more ... read more

Africa » Kenya » Nairobi Province » Nairobi June 1st 2011

Dear friends~ I hope this letter finds you and your families doing well. We are well and writing to share two big events with you. First, my husband Johnny’s reunion with his birth family and our winding turn of an upcoming Sabbatical to the States. Johnny and I recently took a trip to South Africa to visit his biological family. It had been almost 30 years since Johnny was sent to an orphanage (and was adopted after 5 years in the orphanage). After the long journey of searching, Johnny’s biological sisters found him and now there is restoration with his birth parents, brothers and sisters. His sister arranged our travel and we spent two joyful weeks getting to know his family. It was an AMAZING reunion and we thank God that it finally came about! Johnny’s ... read more
Sweet reunion

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