Mission-aries Complete

This day dawned here as perfect as you can imaging; birds singing (less horns than usual blaring), 70 degrees, and only a whisper of breeze with wispy clouds in the sky. As this is our departure day, of course our thoughts are turned to reflection.   One of the common...

Liver and Onions

For any of you who grew up on a farm this would be no big deal, but for those of us who prefer our cows served in little pieces, served on plates with butter sizzling at 1500 degrees, watching a cow get slaughtered was a bit much.   Fortunately we got there just after...

What I Learnt Today

At the gate of the school we were working at.                               What we Learnt Today Troy: Only the Massai are allowed to carry knives.   Bill: Old, poorly maintained systems are able to be restored to full functionality.   Kendra: Learned that she is...

Hakuna Matata, Shabable

Hakuna Matata (ha kun a * ma tata) orig. Swahili. Phrase meaning no worries.   Shabable (shah bob el) orig. Troy. noun 1. What comes out the south end of a north facing antelope. Usage: A socially acceptable replacement for a shorter, similar sounding word meaning the...

Humility

As a leader on these trips one of the things I love to do with the team is get them out of their comfort zones – easy to do here. Last night after we were done at the widows home we had some time and went to Lake Victoria to experience the “Kenyan car...

We’re Not In Kansas Anymore

Even short trips in Kenya can be wrought with adventure. Yesterday morning we were scheduled to meet the children at the mini amusement park at 9:00 AM. Because of space logistics our driver arranged for a second bus to pick up the children at the Dorothy Home. The...

Going For The Kill

It’s early in the morning on Saturday and the rains began in earnest overnight. We are very thankful for a dry week here in Nairobi and are hopeful that they hold off a little more in Kisumu, six hours to the west. We are headed there today after spending a...

Real Zebras

For just sitting in a van all day we are awfully tired at 8:30 PM. We slept in and were “wheels rolling” at 8:00 AM this morning. It was about a 5 hour drive down to Amboselli park on the Tanzanian boarder to the south. The time went quickly with singing...