Category Archives: Cultures

What DOES it mean?

Kenya is in a sea of uncharted waters, and there could be a storm ahead. The current is not calm. Demonstrations are becoming more frequent and more violent. Just today while we were downtown in Nairobi, we could hear the … Continue reading

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Unprecedented

You might have heard in the news that Kenya’s recent elections in which President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the winner have been cancelled. The Supreme Court gave a ruling that the elections were not carried out according to the Constitution, … Continue reading

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Full Circle

Living for three months in Costa Rica during my college years was a significant experience, to say the least. It was there that I fell in love with another culture and was imprinted with a passion for the developing (or … Continue reading

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Like a Child: Learning How to Think

Each one of us has a unique way of looking at the world. We call this our belief system, or worldview. People are known to have a secular or Christian worldview, an African or Western worldview, and perhaps a modern … Continue reading

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I Began to Cry

(Yes, the Bible reading is going on, but today’s post is different). I watched Dr. Brian H. Williams, a trauma surgeon who attended the wounded police officers in Dallas Texas, and I began to cry. “I do not understand why … Continue reading

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Dual Citizen

31+ years of living in Nairobi. 3+ years since the application was submitted. Today, I became a Kenyan citizen. After three years of being told ‘Be patient and wait,’ we were called last week to collect the certificate. No fanfare, … Continue reading

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Like a Child: Naive

Many people have told me that I am naive. Usually it is an accusation. But allow me, for a moment, to self-defend. What, really, is wrong with believing the best about people? What is wrong with being oblivious to the … Continue reading

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Like a Child: Enthusiastic

As we entered the compound of DOVE Khungema on Sunday morning, children outside the church were jumping and shouting in response to the beat of praise music inside. It reminded me of the sheer enthusiasm of children. This is one … Continue reading

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Like a Child: Totally Honest (+Garissa visit)

Yep, after a barrage of posts during the Bible Read-a-Thon, we seem to have gone silent. Catching our breath, or allowing you to catch yours, perhaps? We will now return to several more posts on the “Like a Child” theme. … Continue reading

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Day 7: THE PROPHETS

We are glad to report good progress both in reading and fund-raising. Those who are reading, alone, have brought in $120. Another $300 has come from the international family. We thank God and all who have given. But we are … Continue reading

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