Monday, July 28, 2008

Saftely Home

I arrived home saftely last night from Kenya. My last month flew by and we were busier than ever (hence the lack of posts on my blog).
The Kenyans taught me so much this summer about what it looks like to love and take care of those around you. I really enjoyed all of the opportunities we had this summer, but I think my favorite thing was workig with Teacher Abigail in her clasroom. Last Thursday when I had to say goodbye to the children it was certainly a tearful day. I will be missing all of those kids like crazy. Now that I am home I can finally post pictures from the summer. I could go on and on about the amazing people we met and all that we learned, but for now I will post some pictures and soon I will share some of the stories about people I met in Kenya.
Now that I am back in the States I will be looking for a job. Prayers to readjust to being home and for a job would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for all of your support and encouragment all summer and thank you especially for your prayers.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Independence Day

Hope you all had a good 4th of July! I had one of the best ever. I was really excited about the 4th which is one of my favorite holidays and all of the other interns and myself wanted to plan a really great party to celebrate. We decided to have the party at the girls’ shelter. We bought decorations and American food and dressed up in red, white and blue and headed over there in the afternoon to share the holiday with our Kenyan friends.
We went all out decorating the house. We put up streamers and balloons. I made red and blue sashes for all of the kids to wear and we gave them all bracelets and necklaces that light up. The best part was the food. We had BBQ on the grill, baked beans, hot dogs, potato salad, potato chips, sodas, peanut butter cookies, chocolate cake, and even the Kenyans made a couple Kenyan dishes to add to the festivities.
At the end of the night we popped about 80 balloons-which represented fireworks. The interns all sang the National Anthem while facing our handmade American Flag and then Pastor Imbumi gave a wonderful speech about Americans. And of course the Kenyans and Americans can relate in that our independence is from Britain. We ended the evening thanking God for our countries and praying for one another.
On Wednesday we are leaving for Safari and we will return on Friday. Please pray that we have safe travels. I can’t wait to share the adventure with you when I return.