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Orphans in Siaya

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These are some kids we would like to work with in Siaya. There are more but this was one of the best pictures I got on my recent trip to the area. Right now they are attending a nursery school at a church, but I would like to expand the project. We would like to keep them there the whole day feed them 3 square meals a day and provide quality healthcare.


Quote of the Week

This quote comes from David Letterman:

Top Ten Slogans For The Wal-Mart Wine

10. "When Kmart Wine Just Won't Do"

9. "I Can't Believe It's Not Wine"

8. "Show Your Friends How Little You Care"

7. "Kills Germs on Contact"

6. "Recommended by 4 Out of 5 Drifters!"

5. "Crack Open a Can Today!"

4. "Fresh From the Vineyards of Aisle 6"

3. "Here's to Making Bail!"

2. "Feeling Down After Being Thrown Out by Britney?"

1. "Goes Great With a 20-Dollar Hooker"


Happy Thanksgiving

What am I thankful for?

  • This blog which helps me to speak with all of you.
  • My family, wife Kate, son Andrew, and daughters Makena and Butterfly.
  • The job God has given me. It is great to feel thankful for your job.
  • I am trying to be thankful for everything nowadays.

I pray that all you have a happy holiday.


33

My 33rd birthday is coming up, and honestly I do not really feel much older. In fact, and this may sound strange, the only time I feel grown up is when I am grilling meat. I am not sure why but grilling meat is the ultimate grown up thing to do in my mind.

I mean I do do other grown up things like work, and well other stuff. I still play with toys, video games, love the movies (even animated ones), like to eat things that no grown man should like to eat, and talk about nonsense like who would win a fight between Superman and Batman.

I will try and avoid grilling meat this week, who knows I may not notice another year ticking by.


Kisumu/Siaya Trip Update

I am back from my trip to Kisumu, also took a little detour to visit Siaya. I had a good time, well as good a time as one can have travelling around on Kenyan roads.

We left Sunday morning and drove 3 and half hours from Nakuru to Kisumu. We ended up in Manyatta, Kisumu where I spoke at a church in that slum. The church was cool, will have pictures up soon, they put a roof of sheets of iron between two small tracts of housing to create their building. They are taking care of 10 orphans and 10 widows. With no outside support. Slum dwellers taking care of slum dwellers. We may end up partnering with them in the future for a day orphanage.

After that we had many meetings with local ministers, and eventually ended up at a hotel named Dall International. Not really sure what is international about the place, but at least it had hot water and a TV.

Visited Siaya to look at property and see a friend's mother. There is a perfect place in Siaya for the orphanage. Already there is a nursery school on the property catering to about 40 or so orphans, and it could easily be transformed into a day orphanage. After funds were available housing could be built and the orphans that could not be placed with a relative could stay on the property. We would need $16,500 to buy this land, renting is not an option. I decided to just leave it up to God.

I will blog more on Siaya later. I just wanted to give a quick update. This trip we managed to damage my friends car by hitting a large pothole. We also managed to feed 2 hungry families, and almost get arrested for speeding. All in all a good trip.