Sunday, April 18, 2010

Home Sweet Home

Since we didn't have any camps this week, I was able to go up to Eldoret to go visit some of my favourite people in this world. This place has been my home since I came to Kenya for the first time in 2005. The people there have been so supportive of me and have taken me in like one of their own. I have also been privileged to watch these 100 kids grow up and grow into young people of God. 

This is Mercy(left), Me, and Truphenna (right) in 2005. I think they were about 11 and 12 when I first met them. 

This is Truphenna now. She is almost 16 years old and has just gone to high school this year. This girl makes me laugh. We always have a good time together and I am so amazed at how God is shaping her. 

I kept teasing Margaret because she was wearing an Arsenal hat (which is my team) when she supports Manchester United. 

Mama Brian (Mary) is expecting in August! She is such a beautiful mother and parent to these children.

I planted a tree in the garden in June and was surprised to see how big it had grown. They even put my name beside it and called it my tree. 

Kierra, an ELI staff member, was visiting from the US and had arranged for the grade 7 class to speak with their pen pal class in the US. The connection was a bit difficult but the kids enjoyed it. 

My girls who I love so dearly. I seriously can't get enough of them. I love seeing them grow. I love talking with them about life and God. I love joking around and playing with them. They are like little sisters to me. Thank you Jesus for placing these amazing people in my life!

1 comment:

  1. Some dear and familiar faces. In my short time there i certainly grew to adore them all. They are growing up, even in the past year they have changed.