Today is Sunday, the day of our first blog since all the real events to date happened today. Thursday Night and Friday were flying from Houston to Nairobi by way of London with a 3-hour layover. On Saturday morning we hit the road for a 9-hour drive from Nairobi to Kitale, Kenya. Kitale is northwest from Nairobi just on the other side of Mt Elgon from Mbale, Uganda where we have based our previous mission over the prior 7 years. Morris and Aida met us at the airport. This year I had to pay a custom duty of $55 for the first time in 7 years. More of a hassle than a problem. Of course we did have 4 suitcases of eyeglasses, medicine, Bibles and toothbrushes.
So much for the mundane news. Sunday brought us a chance to go to Church at the Church we will do medical mission with on Monday and Tuesday. Karen and Gana taught the women Bible study, David and Michael taught the children and Sean and Doug taught the men’s class. The classes all went well. The big event was Sean preaching. He did a great job preaching on Acts 8; the art of discipleship. He really challenged all of us to be the Phillip to the eunuch. Sorry folks you will have to look that verse up.
The pastor of the church hosted a lunch for us then we were back to town to relax a little and to go buy medicine for the Monday. The pharmacy is located in heart of Kitale’s open air vegetable market. Of course this part really went slow and the process needed some work. Some 3 hours after we showed up at the Pharmacy we returned back to the hotel with 16 boxes in tow and $2000 spent. Thanks to every one for helping make the medical outreach possible. Tomorrow we start at 8 am and travel to Pastor Timothy’s church.
Grace and Peace