We Finally Arrive in Kenya
After a frustrating 4 hours at the border on Thursday, we were finally permitted to cross with all 6 of our people, our dog, and our truck. But our Lorry of possessions was another matter. That didn’t arrive until Monday morning. And we thank the Lord.
Concerning our ride, a 1990 Toyota Land Cruiser GX, two issues came up the week before our trip that would have left us stranded. Coincidence? I think not. Our truck drove like a charm. And we thank the Lord.
Though we didn’t get stopped by the police between Entebbe and the Kenyan border, we were stopped at least 10 times between the border and Kijabe. I suppose our Ugandan tags attracted some attention. But each stop was quite “efficient”. No bribes were requested. And we thank the Lord.
Our home here in Kajabe is quite lovely. It’s at about 7200 feet above sea level, and we even have a view of a dormant volcano from our yard. It’s “winter” south of the equator. That combined with the elevation, rainy season, and the fact that our home is made of stone, makes it quite cold.
As for the monkeys in our yard, it seems we’ve decreased the quantities, but increased the species. From troops of vervet and some colobus in Entebbe, to lots of sykes, some vervets, some colobus, and some baboons in Kijabe.
So we are here. RVA is beautiful. The staff has been shockingly helpful. We are homesick, but we’ll adjust.
So far, as we tread among the waves of this vast cultural sea called Kenya, we’ve noticed a handful of superficial differences. Soon we will begin exploring deep below the surface. From cultural snorkeling to deep sea diving, please pray that we manage the riptides in a God-glorifying way.
You are a critical part of this ministry. And we thank the Lord!
1 Thessalonians 5:18