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Kibera the slum of earth

Only in Africa can you go from feeling total despair, to absorbing the vast lush rolling lands of green beautiful trees, to feeling like maybe it’s not so bad, to smelling and seeing nothing but garbage, and reconfirming once again … Continue reading

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Pole pole

“Pole pole” is a term used all day long in Africa. It’s is the same as the Caribbean term don’t worry be happy, or not today maybe tomorrow. In Africa it means slowly, slowly don’t rush. If you had 1 … Continue reading

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Lamu life

It’s been a few days since posting and finally I haves chance to capture our time here in Lamu. This is a really lazy island there is not much to do and extremely hot. It’s been interesting meeting people and … Continue reading

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Experience Lamu Africa

Our bus ride to lamu was a nightmare. Honestly, couldn’t be worse than a Chinese torture chamber. Out ride from eldoret to Mombasa was 13 hours and the whole time the driver played this awful Swahili slash Indian sounding shrieking … Continue reading

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Genesis 12:1

Giving is not glory not is it instant gratification. Giving is something that makes the world a better place. We can spend time thinking about all the corruption and deceit to many organizations and use that as an excuse to … Continue reading

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A Tisket a Tasket a brown and wooden casket – day 13

I am sure everyone is familiar with this age old nursery rhyme. Except in America it’s a green and yellow basket. Well in Africa it’s a wooden box coffin strapped to a motorbike. Ya, I thought I saw it all … Continue reading

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Celebrating shoes – Day 8

Another full day in Matunda.  Today we had a big party for the kids to present them with shoes.  Francis and one of the teachers here sat down and choose 50 kids to receive shoes.  It was difficult but for … Continue reading

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Ni Wewe Baba Day 7

Not really a typical Sunday at home.  I decided to go to Pentecostal church with Pamela today, especially since I am missing my sunday service at the Meeting House back at home. I had a choice between Francis’ church the … Continue reading

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Volunteering in Kenya, Africa

It was a big decision to make a journey to Africa and spend time working in a medical facility in a rural town. I had been wanting to do something like this since I was young, however I never new … Continue reading

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GPS Your Life – Part 2

I was reading a book, still my favorite book to this day, Napoleon Hills Law of Success.  At first it seemed so overwhelming and yet so simple.  I remember thinking it just isn’t as simple as he makes it sound.  Make a … Continue reading

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