Tag Archives: Kenya

Peter’s January Album

Peter has been busy this week running around Mattaw taking pictures for Cards for Kenya. I have the website uploaded onto my laptop and cannot wait to show it to him tomorrow. I told his parents it was already on the internet, but it will be a huge surprise to him.  

Lunch at Mattaw

The pictures below are of Chicken Pilau–which is what we had for lunch this Saturday at Mattaw Children’s Village. “Pilau” is the local term for rice and it is the tastiest meal of the week. Christabell, one of our house moms, is known for the dish. All us Americans usually complain about African food, but I have never seen anything come… (more…)

African Road Trip

My friends and I went on a road trip today. We were looking for new farming land for Mattaw. I took a bunch of pictures for you all to show you what Kenya looks like during the Dry season. Driving down the road created so much dust that we were covered in red dirt by the time we got home.… (more…)

Cute Kids with Smiles

This is one more picture of Kipsongo I have to share. These kids need your prayers. Many of them are malnourished and sick. People have poured money into their community and it never seems to make any difference. They quickly revert back to poverty. No one here really knows what to do but pray for their hearts and keep trying.… (more…)

My First Christmas in Africa

African Church

I had a wonderful African Christmas with my parents this year. As you can imagine, Christmas is very different here. Our day started with Church service at Mattaw. Church in Africa is much more lively than in the US, and it is the high point of the week for those attending. It is very spirited, with lots of drums, singing,… (more…)

Driving Lessons

It’s my Dad’s third day in Africa and Caleb, my coworker, took him for a driving lesson in the Land Rover. It is a little bit harder than it looks. My grandmother will find this hilarious, but the guy who was run off the road into the ditch may disagree about this right lane driver’s comedy act.

Leaning on the Equator

Merry Christmas everyone. My Parent’s have finally landed in Kenya! This is a picture of us crossing the equator into the Northern Hemisphere. They greatly enjoyed the scenic six hour trip to Mattaw. All the farmers are busy harvesting their maze and drying it in the sun. You could smell the aroma of roasting corn all the way to Kitale. We… (more…)