Kenya...Day 1

Day 1

We got to the school around 6 PM. We were shown our room, sat through the evening class, and at 8 PM had dinner (stewed chicken, cabbage, fries, greens, and bread…tasty!). We were both tired and went to bed around 10 PM.

One of the customs here is to take your shoes off before entering someone’s home. We are staying in the home of the caretaker of the school. I left my shoes at the door when I entered the house. This morning when I got ready to put on my shoes I found them outside by the front door. Sometime during the evening someone cleaned my shoes. They were shining. I know it was a small thing, but I felt the love of God when I saw my shiny shoes. Someone here loves God so much (and me) that they were willing to clean my shoes. It was as if God was saying to me, “Cary, I’m here. I love you.” Isn’t it cool that God gives us reminders of His love?

Class started around 8:30 AM. Around 10:30, the power went off. We are holding class by daylight. The other teachers brought PowerPoint presentations. They are having to adapt and teach without their electronic notes. Hopefully, the power will be restored soon. I have heard a rumor there is a generator, but we have not seen evidence of it yet.

The benches we sitting on are primitive and hard. Class lasts until 8 PM. It is a long day. The temperature here is nice…around 75 degrees. In the evening it will drop into the upper 50’s.

Cris and I are meeting many interesting people. There are pastors here from Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, and even one from Cambodia. I will share with you as the days unfold.