Sunday, December 11, 2011

The Tenth Day

We travelled to Jason’s town this afternoon. It was an interesting drive. The weather in Nairobi has been cool and wet. The weather here has been wet here but it isn’t cool. As we sit here at 8 PM it is still 86 F, the mosquitos are out in full force and we just enjoyed the evening call to prayer. On the ride up we hit a dik-dik, a small antelope about the size of a medium dog, and saw a large hyena crossing the road. Jason hasn’t been here in several weeks and will only be here until Friday. It is obvious that he wishes he could be here in his home, working with his neighbors, full time but it may be some time before he can come back with his family to stay.  People greet Jason everywhere we go around town and ask about his wife and girls. From the greetings it is obvious he is making a positive difference in the lives of the people who live here.

Tomorrow we will go see the building we helped with during the June 2009 trip and an agricultural project Jason is leading. The agricultural project is a school farm where people can come to learn sustainable agriculture techniques that can be used to farm in arid areas. They have built two dormitories for people who travel from other areas to learn at the farm and enclosed the entire farm with a wall. The work being done here, under adverse conditions, is truly inspiring.

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