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This is Moses. He is deaf. He is also one of the sweetest, most loving kids here at Huruma. We’ve all fallen in love with him. I had a chance to spend a little time with him for the last time today.

We have one more day before we leave. It was a good day today. Some of the older girls came up to me today. They generally look at me and snicker. But a group of them decided to spark a conversation with me. They wanted to know why I am so quiet at times. I told them that I like to think a lot. They said being alone is not good. I laughed because I’m generally pretty social at home. This then sparked a huge conversation about the differences between Kenya and America. I then began to realize how selfish and materialistic we are. It was a good talk and I made some new friends. They told me they would miss me.

We then headed to the Kazuri Bead Factory. At first I didn’t want to go, but I eventually gave in. I was actually very impressed. They gave us a tour of how they make all the beads and pottery. It is a very nice facility. We had a great cup of coffee in their coffee garden. Then we headed into town to buy groceries and have lunch.

Kazuri Bead Factory

Kazuri Bead Factory

Enjoying a coffee in the Coffee Garden

Enjoying a cup of coffee in the Coffee Garden

After we got back, I packed up my things. Then I spent some time with some of the kids. It hit me that today would be the last time I get any quality time with them. I played with Moses a bit and then I walked around Huruma. I wanted to take the experience in one last time. Some of the kids were helping set up church tomorrow. I goofed off and took pictures with them for a awhile. I also had a quick chat with Mama Zipporah. She told me that when I come back that I need to have a wife with me.

Hanging with some of the Kenyan teachers

Hanging with some of the Kenyan teachers

Lisa invited me to see the homes of some of the older Kenyan teachers. These are the guys who left Huruma to go to high school and now are back teaching the kids. They are an amazing group of guys. Some of them are looking into full-time ministry. They all live in these ‘apartments’  down the road from Huruma. To most of us the houses look like sheds. I personally thought they were cozy. The cool thing was that they were just happy to have their own place. I really enjoyed spending time with them and getting to know them. These guys are the future of Kenya.

My last African sunset

My last African sunset

For dinner, we had chipati bread. It is kinda like a Indian fry bread and it’s good. We then had our last debrief. Everyone took turns sharing their experience from the past two weeks. We all know we played a small part in an amazing story that is going on here at Huruma. God has truly blessed this place.
Chipati Bread

Chipati Bread

As a joke, we gave Pastor Linn a bumper stick that said “My other car is a matatu”. Matatu are vans that are used as taxis. He had quite the experience driving around them in Nairobi yesterday. After that, a few of us went out to the middle of the field and prayed over Huruma. It was an amazing God-moving experience under the stars.

We leave tomorrow night and I will post our final day here at Huruma when I get home. We have church in the morning and then a ceremony after that. Then we are headed to the slums to feed some of the children there. Thank you so much for your support and prayers while we have been here. It has been an amazing experience. Please keep us in prayer as we head home.

Something cool to check out..

Our very own Promise Tangeman-Wurzell and artist Barton Damer have been collaborating on an artwork piece for Huruma. The proceeds will go to the Huruma Children’s Home. Check it out here.

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