Monday, February 4, 2019

First trip to D_town

We were able to make the first trip (for Angie and the boys) to see D-town.
We broke it up into 3 days travel up north and 3 days return.  I thought I would must post some pics.
Finally leaving after replacing the front driveshaft U-joints

the First day passing Mt. Kenya to Nanyuki on the equator

the Second day up to Marsabit.  the New road is amazing.

Day 3 leaving the pavement to cross the Chalbi desert

the Chalbi seems to have no end

Brother Boya and Ezekiel (Umuro) in 2008
Brother Boya and Ezekiel (Umuro) in 2019
Got to visit our Gabra family in KaIacha

Arrival in D-Town after hours in the desert and hours on the rocky road.  the Church is pictured
The foundation for our house

On the way back down we got to see our family in KaIach again

After spending the night in Marsabit we took a "short cut" through the game park

We had a late dinner in the foot hills of Mt Kenya in the cold

One more day of driving and we made it back to Nairobi. Thanks for praying

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Online House Warming... Well, we're not sure how warm we want our desert home, but...

Some people have asked about our house set up.
So here is the breakdown of what we are needing; as you can see some of the items have already been donated.  We are so grateful to all those who have contributed.

For the solar system
We needed a solar freezer but someone has generously provided for that.
We will need 6 solar panels that cost $100 each. Someone has generously provided for these.
We need 4 batteries that cost about $350.  Some people have generously provided for these.
We needed a combiner box but someone has generously provided for that.
We need multiple cables to connect everything up at around $40 per unit.
Someone has generously provided for these
We needed a breaker for the system but someone has generously provided for that.
We need a solar fridge which costs $1200.
 We needed a charge controller but someone has generously provided for that.

Our relocation needs
 2 Tires to replace our worn out ones $320 per tire.

Hire a lorry (transport truck) to move beds and things; cost not known yet.

Purchase a stove that can run on propane $180.
Purchase A/C parts for our old landy; someone has generously provided for this.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Trip to Kenya and up to D town

The Last 2 months have been a wild ride. When we hit 90% monthly funding and the mission wanted us to come out and see a different assignment. It is in the far far north of Kenya just a few kilometers from the Ethiopian border. It was a challenging trip because of the rainy season. I was able to get to see the mission work that was started completely from scratch 3 years ago by a mission family in the town of “Dukana”. The trip was informative. We were left with the question: would God like us to join the work the family has started in Dukana?  There are many ministries going on there: a garage to fix importers' vehicles, a new church of about 50, and radio station, work with the surrounding villages, and water projects. The challenging parts we have had to pray through: that it is considered really remote even amongst the more remote missionaries, 3 days from Nairobi, and our kids won’t have any English speaking friends there next year possibly (the two missionary kid boys there may go to boarding school in a year or so)   and it is expensive to set up a house in the bush. We believe that God is leading us to purse this assignment.  So we are trying to be brave and step out in faith. Pray for us.  This place changes our idea of remoteness in Kenya.  It is 3 1/3 hrs further of the track than our former remote assignment. The church there seems to be hungry for learning the word of God.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Post elections

Please continue to pray for Kenya post-election that there will be no violence.  Also pray for wisdom for us. Thanks

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Kenya Elections

The Election results from the August 8 have been annulled by the Kenyan High Court.  The new Election Date is set for Oct 26, 2017.  Please pray for peaceful elections for Kenya.  We are planning to return on the 23 if our funding is there.  Please pray for our funding too.  Thanks!!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Time flies

We have been in the US on Home assignment for 5 months  and time is going like crazy.

Ezekiel at a Car show wearing his Kenya auto parts shirt


lighthouse in Florida

Ark Encounter

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Road to Marsabit

The Road to Marsabit has gone from looking like this ....

To looking like this  :)