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Village Market in Nairobi

Village Market in Nairobi

We spent the morning painting again. This time we had to paint some overhangs on the roof. I was the one that ended climbing up there to finish the job. It was a little scary walking across the beams. But we finished the job. We then headed to the Village Market in Nairobi for a last day of shopping. I got a slice of pizza at the food court. The drive back wasn’t a whole lot of fun as we got stuck in rush hour traffic. No lights and every man for himself. It was nuts.

Kenyan rush hour traffic

Kenyan rush hour traffic

The rest of my evening was spent hanging out with some of the younger members of our team.  We played cards and listened to music. I love hanging out with the high school crowd because it gets me caught up on what is cool these days. I’m kinda out of touch with the world because I don’t watch TV or listen to the radio. We have such an amazing group of young adults at Cornerstone. They love Jesus and they live for him. Very encouraging!

Late night card night

Late night card night

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Painting day. Many of the team were watching kids as the teacher’s had a conference with Pastor Linn. I opt to help paint the building. I really enjoy painting. I can’t tell you how much better the wall looks now. We surprised Mama who didn’t know we had done it. She loved it!
Touch up work

Touch up work

Mama likes her new wall

Mama likes her new wall

We had a fun night out after a long day. We all went into Nairobi to eat at Carnivore’s. It is a popular restaurant that is any meat lover’s paradise. They serve all different types of meat Brazilian style. Waiter’s come to your table slicing chicken, lamb, pork or beef off a skewer onto your plate. They even have exotic meats like crocodile and ostrich. Unfortunatley they were out of crocodile meat, so I went to town on the ostrich meatballs. Micah was our meat eating champion for the night as he kept the food coming. Mama Zipporah and some of the older Kenya boys joined us as well for dinner.

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Slicing some meat

Slicing some meat

Hanging with Mama Zipporah

Hanging with Mama Zipporah

I entitled this blog ‘Bump n Bond’ because of the bumpy ride to Nairobi on the mini Huruma Children’s bus. I don’t think that thing has shocks on it. And of course the roads are bad in Kenya too. Pastor Linn drove and the ride back wasn’t fun because we all had full stomachs. But we laughed and had fun. It was a good bonding night for our team.

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Arriving in Kenya

Arriving in Kenya

We arrived safely in Kenya after a five hour flight from Dubai. We were the first team here not to have missing luggage. Mama Zipporah and some of our team that came early greeted us at the airport. We traveled a bumpy ride through Nairobi, Karen and Ngong until we arrived at Huruma Children’s Home. We were surprised when 100+ kids were screaming with excitement at our arrival.

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Our warm welcome

Our warm welcome

I was pretty tired from the flight and wanted to take a nap, but we had church service right away. The room was full of energy as the kids were singing and dancing. I’ve never seen anything like it. And it seem like they would never stop either.

Mama Zipporah brought us up in front to introduce us to the kids. We then had a prayer session for Kate McRae – the little girl back home suffering from a brain tumor. It was powerful. Pastor Joseph (who now has taken over the speaking now that Pastor Isaac has left us) finished up with a sermon.

Huruma kids praying for Kate

Huruma kids praying for Kate

I took a long nap after lunch. I wasn’t feeling the greatest after the long flight here. Mama gave us a tour of Huruma and then we headed off to dinner. Chicken and chips were on the menu for the evening. My evening was capped off with a nice conversation with Pastor Linn about church. I’ve really enjoyed catching up with him and sharing some stories about what is going on in my life.

Huruma classrooms

Huruma classrooms

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