Saturday, March 29, 2008

On to Kenya

We have stayed in Tanzania much longer than we anticipated. We were
truly blessed by our stay there but it was time to move on. As I
write, we are on a bus to Nariobi, Kenya where we suppose to start
this year of African adventure. We are being hosted by Carol
Chenoweth's family who work in Naibori wiht USAID. Carol is a member
of Mentor UMC who made me a great bag out of African fabric that I
have been using on a regular basis. The political unrest in Kenya has
been settled and we are going to travel to Kisumu to see the clinic
that Danny's friend and colleague Bonyo has started. We hope to also
visit a UMC mission at the Maua Methodist Hospital.

We ended our time in Tanzania in the Moshi/Arusha area where we were
hosted by Mwimbe's family the Kamm's. They were amazing hosts and
more friendships were made. We spent three days on safari with more
photos than are reasonable to post on our blog. But now, back to our
purpose for travel, visiting mission sites and discovering the need
for aid work in Africa.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Mt. Kilimanjaro

We ran into this, Mt. Kilimanjaro, on the way to safari and Kenya!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Final Days in Mvumi

Kathy preached again this week, twice! Palm Sunday is one of her
favorite Sundays and she preached in the morning with a translator and
then in the evening to the secondary school who all speak some level
of english, so no translator. Kathy was very energized to be
preaching and doing a form of youth ministry again. Here are a couple
of photos.

We have left Mvumi, Tanzania. It was not easy to leave new friends
after six weeks of working and living with people. As you can tell by
past blog entries, we have loved our time in the village of Mvumi and
working with the hospital staff and other people and missionaries in
the community. The hospital has been frustrating at times, a full
learning experience. We have built friendships that will last a
lifetime as well as friends we may never see again. In November of
2007, the Anglican Diocese here in Tanzania had a day of prayer for
Mvumi Hospital. People have shared that they see our being here for
six weeks an answer to those prayers. Tanzania has been an answer to
our prayers as we changed plans in early January from Kenya as our
original destination and point of entry for Africa. As we move on we
will head to Uganda, via animal safari and possible Kenya. Let the
adventures and the prayers continue!

Women in line for vaccination of new babies at Mvumi Hospital.
Someone coming by "ambulance" to the Out Patient Department at Mvumi Hospital.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Preaching in Africa

Here is a photo of Kathy preaching on Sunday. It was a three hour
service, started at 10:00 and finished at 1:00! About 5 offerings,
tons of dancing and singing that was wonderful! Drums and guitars
hooked up to car batteries and speakers, the time really did go
fast! This was Kathy's first time using a translator. It seems to
have gone well! Kathy is scheduled to preach again on Palm Sunday
morning at the same church, St. Andrews Anglican Church in Mvumi and
that same evening for the Anglican Secondary school in town.