Thursday, July 28, 2011

Leaving fiwagoh...and then going right back

Click here to read original post  "A Kenyan Miracle"

Our tour of the orphanage before we left....or at least thought we were leaving.....

Me and Nash

The four boys who called me mom

One of the notes I wrote to a kid the night before...when we thought we would never see them again...


Not easy saying goodbye to this sweet boy....and I had no idea God would will it for us to see each other again so soon!

so sad... you can hear everyone crying as we left....

Our hotel in Eldoret was right down this lovely we turned around.....and drove 4 hours....back home .....God always has a plan!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Fiwagoh and an update on "He Found Me"

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Ok, so I went back and read my original post (which I have been doing every time I post the pictures to go along with them) and realized that somehow I did not post all of what I wrote. Actually, a lot of the info about my friend was missing. So I fixed that, if you would like to go back and read it again.

Also, I emailed Pastor Benson from Fiwagoh about sponsoring my little friend...and he helped me clear up some confusion about his name. When he wrote his name down for me, he wrote S-T-A-L-L-O-N. They have a list in the dorms that shows which older boys are responsible for which younger ones (love that they call them seniors, juniors and mediums). On the list his name is S-T-A-N-O-N. But, when I told Pastor Benson that I was going to pray about sponsoring him and let him know (while we were still there) he wrote his name down as S-T-A-R-O-N. So, according to Pastor Benson's most recent email, his name is Staron. I can't stand the idea that this little boy is 9 years old and he doesn't even know his own name.....but, HIS FATHER does....and now I do too. So that will just have to be good enough for now.

Now, back to the pictures......

Jonathan....he was the baby at the orphanage and we all just wanted to eat him up.


chasing the flamingos away!

rain on the way....

My sweet boy-Staron!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Last day at Hope, Giraffes and Zebras, and welcome to Fiwagoh!

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Video: The squatty potty.

The Acacia trees are beautiful....until you get up close and realize they are made out of tiny swords....and they will shank you.

 Cows, goats, zebras...hanging out on the side of the road....

Nahashon (we nicknamed him Nash) rocking us with his sermon

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Return Ministries and Hope Community Center Day One

Click here to read the original post "You haven't been to church until you have been to church in Uganda & apparently it is winter in Kenya...."

Return Ministries

A common view for a Mzungu in Uganda!

Pastor Samuel does it all!


Church Building

Israel, Sarah and Me

These twins.....are a year and a half old.......we all thought they were newborns

Pearl. The fattest and sweetest baby in Africa!

Hope Community Center-Day One

 Our dorms