August 2017 Update
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We have had some beautiful sunny days in Meru, after several weeks of cold, foggy and grey days. And we had young friends with us on two weekends, which really helped us to lift our spirits.

Mama, Papa & Daughters Five years ago, John walked Caroline down the aisle, as father of the bride, and now we are “grandparents” to two beautiful little girls. Caroline and her husband Paul met at Life Ministry Kenya, where they both worked then - and where they still work now.

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Brother & Sister We got to know Christopher in 2005 and 2006 when we lived at Tumaini Children’s Home in Nyeri. Now he manages a Hand-in-Hand office in Nyahururu - and his sister, who was at St. Clare Girls School in Nchiru, near Meru, for her last five years of primary school, is now in Form 3 at Maria Immaculate Girls Centre in Kiambu, just outside of Nairobi.







Mother & Baby We have seen many mothers nursing their babies, even in church, but this was the first time for us to see a baby elephant at its mother’s breast. We spent two days in Samburu Reserve, and there we saw many babies and youngsters, including those of lions, cheetahs, zebras, impalas, monkeys and baboons.




Mother & Daugther We enjoyed lunch with our mother and daughter friends - and afterwards, they had fun posing for photos. Just last year, Makena bounced on a trampoline - now she’s a beautiful, tall and very poised young lady. And her mother, who attended Kentucky University a few years ago, is now the HR manager at Embu University.








Please pray with us -

God of mercy and compassion,
You have given the people of Kenya
the responsibility to improve their country.
Please fill them with the gifts of the Holy Spirit
and the values of the gospel, and
help the newly elected leaders to work
for the good of all the people,
and for the prosperity of the country.

~Adapted From the Catholic Justine & Peace
Commission Prayer for Peaceful Elections









Mama, Papa & Daughters

Mama, Papa & Daughters





























Brother & Sister

Brother & Sister



























Mother & Baby

Mother & Baby


Mother & Daugther

Mother & Daugther