Category Archives: development

Like a Child: Rules are Rules

On Friday 26 June, 2015 at 8:01 a.m. Diane Naomi Omondi (hereafter referred to as “I”) was stopped by a police officer because of using a mobile phone while driving. The officer greeted me, then politely asked for my driving … Continue reading

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Our Inspiration

It is the rainy season in Northern Uganda. That makes the roads “impassable” — but by God’s grace and with Ephraim and Jova’s 4WD vehicle, we made it safely to every location. The countryside is astounding in lush beauty. Maize, … Continue reading

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Speeding for Life

High-speed driving on bumpy Kenyan roads is not advisable any time. But on this particular occasion, I heard grown-up adults from the medical profession asking “Are we there yet?” Six-week-old Luke was barely making it. As we sped toward the hospital, the ER … Continue reading

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Being Prepared

One word could describe what many Kenyans seem to be thinking about lately: security. This past Saturday I was at a neighborhood meeting. The subject was security. The meeting came in response to increased attacks, robberies and even murders in … Continue reading

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When Evil Strikes

A Nairobi pastor said yesterday, “When evil strikes with death and fear, we must strike back with life and hope.” In times like this, it can be hard to believe God is really there. When terrorists attack, when a fire … Continue reading

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Medical Relief

Last week we were privileged to host 44 doctors, nurses and volunteers, led by Shauna King, from International Medical Relief. Their mission was to offer free medical services to Nairobi slum dwellers. In just 7 days they treated nearly 5,000 … Continue reading

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Elections, Kenya-style

It felt great to cast my vote on Kenya’s peaceful 2013 election day. The predictions making their rounds were that this would be a day to stay out of the public arena. Not so! Kenyans, I included, were ready to … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Kenya

Yesterday Kenya celebrated 49 years of independence. That means she is entering her 50th year — the year of Jubilee. In the Old Testament, Jubilee was a time when slaves were set free, property went back to original owners, debts … Continue reading

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Robbed of Riches

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a nation endowed with great potential for wealth. Abundant deposits of diamond, cobalt, copper, gold, petroleum and uranium are within her borders. The land is fertile and criss-crossed with rivers, thick forests, lakes, … Continue reading

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“For I Know the Plans…”

Do you enjoy planning? Comparing Western culture to African culture — overgeneralization acknowledged — the former is much more planning-oriented than the latter. And in this respect, I typify the Western stereotype just as much as Ibrahim typifies the African. … Continue reading

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