Saturday, April 12, 2014

Kenya - Part 2

After spending a few days at our parents' place in Koru, Kenya, we left for Nairobi on Thursday, March 27.  While the drive to the city wasn't anything different than what we had been used to 10 years ago, when we reached the outskirts of Nairobi, we were pleasantly surprised by the many changes that had taken place:  the road system, the trees, the skyline (many new buildings).  We even got a bit disoriented traveling from Westlands to Kahawa (different parts of the city).

Again, we spent time visiting family for the most part, but also a few friends.  We simply could not see all the friends we wanted to, and hope to see more again on another trip.  We saw many, many friends at Parklands Baptist Church on Sunday morning.  It was a great few days in the city and we look forward to returning again later this year.

On the last day before the long drive back to Uganda, we visited Word of Life Kabete (just outside of Nairobi).  So many memories came flooding back... Welli had spent over 13 years there... he and I lived there the first few months after we were married... a lot of great ministry and outreach has taken place there and we were very happy to see the beautiful grounds, but also dear friends there.

We are grateful for the hospitality we received from family and friends!

Lovely Maasai blankets and other Kenyan artifacts on display as we stopped to view the Great Rift Valley.
Just outside of downtown Nairobi.
It's a full house at Parklands Baptist Church.
Out for lunch with friends.  Great reunion after 10 years!  (Okello just cannot be serious in a photo!)
Kenya National Archives.  Looks much better than 10 years ago.
Downtown Nairobi skyline
Welli's brother, Gordon, his wife, Dorcas, and their daughter, Brenda  (um... Okello)
Word of Life Kabete-Nairobi
Beautiful grounds of Word of Life
Word of Life
Another view of Word of Life (from the soccer field)

1 comment:

  1. It looks wonderful, so green. Would love to see the Great Valley Rift one day. Keep the posts coming. Love hearing from you guys and seeing Okello's "serious" side ;)