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June 2019 Update

We enjoyed some blue skies and warm sunshine during this time before the coldest month of the year. And there was rain, so everything is green.

Vivian at Kenya School of Law
We left Meru early one morning, before sunrise, and in less than two hours were at Sweetwaters Game Reserve, a 24,000 area private ranch with a magnificent view of MT. Kenya. Sweetwaters includes Ol Pejeta Wildlife Sanctuary, where we said hello to Baraka, a blind rhino, and the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary, founded by Jane Goodall, where we met five chimps.

Kenya June 2019

Joyce at Rossholme School
After our game drive, we went to the MT. Kenya Safari Club, now a Fairmont Hotel, for lunch. It is 100 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds. Founded in the 1950’s colonial era by William Holden, it was a private haven for him and other movie stars, including Robert Redford. Remember him in “Out of Africa”?
Kenya June 2019

Young Friends in Meru
We attended the graduation ceremony at Kabuni Technical Training Institute. One of our young friends, whom we have known since 2009 when she was in primary school, received her Diploma in Community Development. It was a colorful event as several thousand parents and guests gathered there to celebrate with the five hundred and thirty graduates.

Kenya June 2019

Caroline, Paul and their girls
We spent a week in Kitale where we visited 42 of the 50 students who are sponsored by St. John Church in Darien, CT. They are in seven schools, so every day for four days we were on the roads. We also saw the remaining eight students at St. John Bosco Centre on Parents and Guardians Day. And on Saturday, we visited the homes of three students.

Kenya June 2019

Please pray with us –

Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
let each breath we take
remind us that you move and live in us.
Be the air in our lungs that helps us
to know Your will and to do Your work
here in Kenya.
Thank you for Your many gifts.
May we pass them on to others
with love and compassion.

~ Living Faith