Tag Archives: culture

Three Month Old

Our ¬†little girl just celebrated her first 3 months by going out to the village with us to pay the grandparents a visit. She got to ride in the car seat, meet¬†the whole clan, suck her thumb with her cousins, and wrapped up all the excitement, new faces, and smells, by taking a much needed nap in her aunts grass… (more…)

Whatever You do Don’t Touch Him!

My parents and Austin came for a visit last month and we had a wonderful time with them. The majority of the ministry they helped with was marriage conferences. I will never forget the day the whole church broke out in laughter when my father grabbed John by the hand during a skit. It turns out, in Teso culture, it… (more…)

The White Lady’s Pet Chicken

Above is the group of ladies who prayed that they would one day meet my mother. And oh, was it ever a joyful time when that day finally came–full of celebrations, singing, feasting, and many, many gifts. My mom spoke to them about spending time in the Word every day (while my dad was outside speaking with the men). The… (more…)

Leis of Christmas Tinsel

Sometimes when someone wants to honor or welcome you here, they hug you and then wrap leis of Christmas tinsel around your neck. I am not even quite sure of the cultural significance, but it is a very nice gesture and makes you feel very appreciated. These pictures come from when we were opening the new school in the Nandi… (more…)