Tag Archives: Kenya

Train Track Tangle

Walking to town is quite common for me. Usually, I just get on the old abandoned train tracks and 20 minutes later, I’m in town. However, today, things were different. I found a train behind me. Not an actual train, but a group of school girls all in a line who found messing with my hair amusing. They all wanted to… (more…)

Happy Birthday

Mattaw Children’s Village is having another birthday party! My boss is planning to celebrate quite a few birthdays this summer so our visitors can enjoy this experience. If there is one thing these kids know how to do, it’s celebrating life. Usually we keep everyone outside the church untill the decorating is done, but today we found some little, helpful… (more…)

More Chai Please

Well, Georgie has learned how to make chai, but you might want to watch out because I’m not sure what’s in it. Typically chai is half tea, half milk, and a spoon full of sugar, but George has added some new modifications involving some white squishy substance, pinto beans, and some local garden sprouts. We had fun playing for a… (more…)

Building at Mattaw

I took today to do my grocery shopping for the week, so no pictures for today. However, I have some pictures of construction for you all and a video of the brick machine. Basically, all the bricks have two holes in them. When a wall is built, these holes line up. The final step before putting the roof on is… (more…)

The Food Raiding Baboons

Well, today was about as uneventful as things can get. I sat at the hospital from 9:00 am till 4:00 pm waiting on some of our kids to make it through the HIV treatment center. The lines are hours long, but today I found myself waiting on the kids, not the doctors. I will say, our local hospital is probably… (more…)

Making Bricks

Mattaw’s house dads have been busy this month. They are building guest houses for our visitors, and at Mattaw, building anything means making bricks. Right now, their quota is 400 bricks/day. It dawned on me today that I have never shown you all our brick machine, so here are some pictures! We are very blessed to have this yellow thing.… (more…)

Peter and Chumba

I was able to spend  today with Peter (the boy who plays with my camera and has the website cardsforkenya.org). According to one of my coworkers, Caleb, Peter has been asking about me everyday since I left.  He said the other children were too timid to ask, so they would gang up on Peter and make him request the “progress… (more…)