Two Years Later

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Last month marked two years for us being in Kenya.  I love these sort of “landmark” times in life.  I’m a list maker and journal writer, and watching the passage of time is always a bittersweet amazement for me.  In Facebook all of my memories that pop up are of landing here after evacuation, trying to figure out how to … Read More

It’s Been a Year and a Half, After All…

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A few weeks ago we helped some friends from church move to a new house.  We had been praying for them for a couple of months to find the right place.  House hunting in Nairobi is HARD!! There are so many things to think about and one of the biggest things is who the landlord will be.  If you remember, … Read More

Newbie Survival Skills

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When we were at MTI training for missions, we kept hearing over and over again how we would feel like kids -babies even- when it came to our choices and survival skills in our new country. I already knew this to be true to a point. I remember being in Malawi and realizing I didn’t even know how to shop … Read More

The Adventures of Driving

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I’ve struggled with writing this post, because it will sound like I hate Kenya.  This is not at all true…there are many amazing, wonderful things about this country that I like and am learning to truly appreciate.  However, driving is NOT one of them.  I am thankful for a van that I can drive, so I have some freedom and … Read More

A Day in the Life- Shopping!

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So recently I have had a lot of questions about what life is like here in Nairobi. Some of those questions are the usual “you live in Africa” questions, like do we see lions a lot, do we speak African, and do we have power. (Allow me to answer those quickly – we’ve seen many animals, but no lions yet-we … Read More

On Not Being Brave

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Today I went to the Bible study that the ladies of New City Fellowship have each month. I haven’t had the chance to go yet because I was out of the country, and before that, honestly, I was too emotionally drained to invest in people that I might not have much time around (since we didn’t know for sure we … Read More

Roots

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The last few weeks have signaled a new beginning in our family.  We are settled into our new home, which means we have been having people over for meals and hanging out.  This makes it feel more like a real home for us rather than just a place to land for a while.  It gives us a space to have … Read More

turbulent waters

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Today was a good day. I am thankful for the fact that I have been saying this a lot again recently.  After a couple months of chaos, sickness, evacuations, and change, I am learning to see the good, little, normal, every day things.  (Ok, I am learning, I said…I still fail at this often, but I am thankful He is … Read More