A 5 Year Old Among Us

Josiah turned 5 on Sunday. We combined our Africa Orientation celebration dinner with his birthday party. Our family (of 40+ friends) for the last three weeks in Machakos joined us and we even had chocolate cake and ice cream! Everywhere we go, people are entertained...

Five weeks

Tomorrow marks five weeks since we left the USA. Five weeks of sleeping in five different homes. Five weeks of wearing skirts, and walking in flip flops (the kids have already worn through their first pairs and we had to purchase all new ones). Five weeks learning to...

The Same…Yet Different

Living in Africa is not easy to imagine for those who have never lived here.  I cannot imagine living in China or even Italy, since I have never been there.  Yes, we know some things are the same – everyone eats and drinks and sleeps, but the “rules”...

Life in Machakos

We are enjoying our first Saturday in Machakos. Machakos is the small Kenyan town where we are going through Africa-Based Orientation. We are somewhat isolated on Scott Christian University’s campus where we are staying in a dorm. It has been good getting to...