January 10, 2011 – from Kenya

It’s time to bring this trip to a close.  Packing, final gifts to our friends here, and a prayer for safe travels will all be part of today.  Saying goodbye is always difficult here.  Our skin colors are so different, but these people have a passion for the marginalized, the ‘least of these,’ the orphan children in their community that is second to none.  That phrase is used often, but this is not some big non-profit outfit where people are paid good salaries to work a big week.  This is LIFE for our staff on the ground here in Karai, Kenya. If you want to get involved with a non-profit in a far-away land that is making a long term difference in this community, get involved with us.  Currently, 95% or more of your monies are making it to direct support of these orphan kids.  We are in need of more people to really engage with us.  We need prayer warriors, financial supporters, and people who want their lives to mean more than fulfilling their own hopes and dreams… and making hopes and dreams a reality for kids who are orphaned and in need of love. God’s blessings to you today!

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January 9, 2011 – from Kenya

It was an amazing day of worshiping with our friends, sharing several huge meals together, and then saying goodbye to our orphan friends!  In addition, the southern half of the Sudan began voting on a referendum on whether to separate from the north and form their own country.  Former President Carter, along with several other world dignitaries are present in the Sudan urging leaders of the north and south to keep the peace. For Kenyans, this is an important vote.  A peaceful separation could be good for this country, but a separation that becomes violent will mean hundreds of thousands of refuges and destabilization of the politics in Eastern Africa. Please pray for peace as this process progresses.  Voting continues for this entire week.

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January 8, 2011 – from Kenya

We are thirty minutes away from Karai as we travel back from our Tanzanian safari in the Serengeti.  It was an amazing four days.  While the first and last day were all travel, the two days of exploring the Serengeti were amazing beyond words. We certainly will try to share the excitement of the trip with words and pictures, but nothing will fully recreate the experience.  Fortunately, the memories will be burned well into our minds for years to come.  We’ll be back to sharing about the kids and the project sometime on Sunday.  Blessings!

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January 4, 2011 – from Kenya

We’re off to on a safari to Tanzania and the Serengeti at 5 a.m. on Wednesday morning.  We’ll be back Saturday night; so I have no idea if we’ll have the ability to post pictures and updates during the rest of this week…

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January 3, 2011 – from Kenya

Sunday is usually reserved for worship, food, drink, socializing, futball, and rest.  Today was a bit different though as the kids go back to school tomorrow after five weeks away from their classrooms.While all of the normal activites took place, new school uniforms and new school shoes needed to be sorted and tried for size.  Several of the kids had the wrong sizes; so a late afternoon rushed trip to the school uniform shop in town was needed. The kids have new uniforms this year; some years they have needed to wear old uniforms, but our donor base is making it possible for these kids to move beyond their inherited poverty.  Thanks for joining us in this cause! -Kathy

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January 2, 2011 – from Kenya

Sunday is usually reserved for worship, food, drink, socializing, futball, and rest.  Today was a bit different though as the kids go back to school tomorrow after five weeks away from their classrooms.While all of the normal activites took place, new school uniforms and new school shoes needed to be sorted and tried for size.  Several of the kids had the wrong sizes; so a late afternoon rushed trip to the school uniform shop in town was needed. The kids have new uniforms this year; some years they have needed to wear old uniforms, but our donor base is making it possible for these kids to move beyond their inherited poverty.  Thanks for joining us in this cause!

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