UNDERWATER

ALOHA! back at home, unpacked, but still floating in memories and movies and 8815 photographs!!! (aren’t you glad i only selected a few to share ;-)) I had been soooo prepared to take fun underwater photos, but the little 2nd hand camera packed it in on the first oceanic adventure, so we rented a nice […]

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leaving maui

Goodmorning….. the air is soft, the breeze is light, the VOG (volcanic fog) makes things hazy, but last nights sunset was a special color of red/orange as light refracted through the dust.  It is a learning curve for sure,  i had hoped to see some volcano flows and the lava sea entry, and we did […]

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Highway 31 MAUI

This one is way toooo much fun not to share.    The high south east winds cancelled our kayak trip today, so we went for a drive instead…. along highway 31 wandering around the east end of Haleakala as far as the car rental insurance would let us go, then we turned around.    You […]

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Gail’s AMAZING volcano tour

Goodmorning!   well, i learned something yesterday…. VOG…..  volcano fog…… when the wind shifts away from NE  to SE all the smoke and steam  from the active volcano on the big island drifts over the Hawaiian island chain and sits low on the land and sea like a thick gray blanket.  When we took off […]

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Pure Love Youth -Birthday Blessings!

THIS IS THE DAY THE LORD HAS MADE…LET US REJOICE AND BE GLAD IN IT! And that’s EXACTLY what we all did today. Our usual gang breakfast was followed by team devotions and then the plans started falling into place…..get the goat (butchered but in quarters), send the van several times to collect youth…run errands […]

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All in one Sunday – April 29

WOW, just survived close to 24 hours without any electricity! Water still runs in the house even when the power is out (unlike some homes) but that means cold showers, no tea, and no baking, no refrigeration. Also, no reading in the dark, no computers, no internet, no recharging camera batteries, and if the cell […]

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Getting Married in Kenya – a Big Deal!

Preaching, music, preaching, music, preaching and finally the preacher said it was time to make the main thing the main thing!!!   Getting these two lovely young folks married!!  Jesus was definately the center of the festivities as bold, loud praise music vibrated throughout the huge church.  Wedding sermon was Genesis and a scattering of […]

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Odds n ends

A long time ago in a land far away we had some planning meetings and one team member was concerned…WOULD THERE BE PEANUT BUTTER IN KENYA???  the funny thing now the question is…”Will there be any peanut butter left when we leave Kenya???”   Yes, generous amounts of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches follow the […]

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Road Trip- L.I.F.E. to BUSIA

A 2 hour travel trip managed to take us a little over 4 hours as we had some challenges along the way.  The first encounter was a very unfortunate head on accident that had  just happened on the highway.  Our team sprang into action, nurses assisting injured, men providing traffic control and helping to extricate […]

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MATUNDA building project

Monday April 16 was the ground breaking ceremony with Pastor Isaac and Pastor Patrick./p> the crew at Matunda Baptist Church.  Building at Matunda is a learning experience for Mike, seeing how the local folks use tools, and they are very competent and skilled with limited tools.  for example the level they use is a hose […]

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Friday PIKIPIKI Day

After a long week of medical clinics, preaching and teaching and building we had our second Kenya play day.  Pikipiki is the name of the motor scooters available for hire in Kitale town.  Jimmy and Lorna have a few regulars they call on to transport guests, relatives and church folks.  5 of the guys showed […]

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Machewa Wednesday

Frogs and more frogs!! first they croak outside all evening. by 11:00 they are quiet and settled for the night…until the big squeak comes…”there is a frog in the bedroom!!!” sure enough, a lithe gold/green critter is meandering its way up the outside of the mosquito netting: posing nicely for pix he was then escorted […]

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Monday BIKEKE and MATUNDA

Early Tuesday Morning African night sounds! mostly crickets..L O U D crickets! some frogs, and dogs. As usual in the rainy season,an early evening thunder and rain shower.   Monday was a very long day. Up at 6, breakfast at 6;30, devotions at 7;00, on the bus at 7;30…off to pick up student nurses and […]

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Gail’s stream.

Hello to all!  First trial run with pix! all are healthy. L O N G travels..Penticton to Vancouver Vancouver toLondon by plane…over to hotel/  Travel to London Westminster by tube and train (that’s a story!) back to hotel. London to Kenya Nairobi Nairobi to Nakuru NAKURU NATIONAL PARK WITH MANY ANIMALS overite in Nakuru Nakuru […]

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