Saturday, June 12, 2010

The Trip - Day 1

We arrived in Kenya at 9:50 PM on Friday, that is 1:50 PM in Green Bay. Everyone made it safe and sound and so did all the luggage, a miracle in itself. Everyone made it through immigration, got their visa, collected all the luggage and made it through customs without incident. After loading the gear and the people on the vehicles we were off for the guest house. The staff at the guest housegreeted us and served us a meal. What a great way to start the trip! We made it to bed around 1:30 AM.

Tim and Mike got an early start by meeting with Dan and taking care of some last minute preparations for the rest of our time here in Kenya. Mike went with Major Maina to get the medical supplies we need for the clinics. The rest of the team got some much needed rest after the long trip and spent the morning at the guest house. Dan and Tim did a Kenya orientation for the team right before lunch and we all learned what some common cultural mistakes to avoid. For instance, in Kenya trousers are pants and pants are undergarments. Complimenting someone on the dress pants has a slightly different meaning in this culture.

We spent the afternoon doing some shopping here in Nairobi. After supper we had a brief team meeting to discuss the following days plans and then called it a night. Tomorrow we will be splitting up and attending church at three differenct locations – Githurai, Kasarani and Madaraka. Keep praying for us because the work really starts tomorrow and moves up from there as we travel up-country on Monday. God has blesses us in many ways already and with continued prayer we are sure He will continue to smile on us.


  1. Glad you all made it safe and sound! Keeping posted everyday! Many prayers are with you!

  2. Glad to hear things are going well. Praying for you!


  3. Prayers continue everyday!

  4. Prayers from Chicago!

  5. Mike,

    Thanks for the updates. We are hanging on your words and trying to imagine what it's like.

    More pics if possible please? You put on one pic and it automatically went up as my wallpaper on my work computer. I got home to find that Stormy put it on as our wallpaper on our home computer. :)

    Many parents have committed to praying an hour a day and much of the day is covered with prayer for each one of you.

    God is good! Your service will bring Him glory. His power and grace to you all.

    Anticipating your next blog! :)

    Hello to Eric for me? Thanks.

    Love, Ardene

  6. The Angel of the Lord has gone the way before you to prepare the way. The fields are white unto harvest. The road before you is broad and smooth. Look for the opportunities to reap. There is a bountiful harvest underway.


  7. We will post more pictures as soon as we can. We are a little limited on Internet connectivity so it isn't as easy here as it would be at home. We hope to have a little time to do some more posting tomorrow and hope to post more pictures then. God Bless and know we are thinking of you and praying for you.