Kenya Update 8

Author: sethskim  |  Category: Visits

We spent time doing some R&R today. We headed out to Lake Nakuru National Park to enjoy God’s creation. The park was filled with animals that co-existed peacefully with Land Rovers and Land Cruisers. It was quite an experience.

In fact, the movie, The Lion King was refresh in our minds, as we saw the various animals in their natural habitat (ie. “in the wild”). I think some of us enjoyed this time more than others (we do have a lot of animal lovers on our team).

As we started our drive to Nairobi, we ran into some car trouble that messed up our schedule a bit but ultimately we knew that God was in control.

We arrived in the Africa Inland Mission (AIM) guest house. We are planning on doing some debriefing (preparing ourselves to enter back into the States) in the morning. Then we will do a little shopping for our family and friends in the afternoon. Our flight leaves at 10:45PM (Kenyan time, which is 2:45PM EST). We are expected to arrive at DTW on Thursday at 2PM.

We want to thank all of you for praying for us.

We cannot wait to share with all of you in person all that we have experienced.

Enjoy the pictures of God’s creation:
 
 
 
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Here is the “Hakuna Matata” guy
 
 
 
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Rhinos are enormous – I think they are the one animal that does not get hunted by other animals
 
 
 
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We couldn’t help but to think about Geoffrey Giraffe.
 
 
 
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You would not believe how close we got
 
 
 
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The flamingos filled up Lake Nakuru… think pink
 
 
 
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Do you see the one that was eyeing us?
 
 
 
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A classic picture of driving “into the sunset” to end our time in the park
 
 
 
“All you have made will praise you, O LORD” (Ps 145:10 NIV)
 
 
 
“O LORD, our Lord,
How excellent is Your name in all the earth,
Who have set Your glory above the heavens!
When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers,
The moon and the stars, which You have ordained,
What is man that You are mindful of him,
And the son of man that You visit him? (Ps 8:1,3-4 NKJV)

Kenya Update 7

Author: sethskim  |  Category: Visits

Before we left Kapsowar, some of the staff of the hospital threw a farewell feast for us. Once again it is just humbling to see the generosity and gratitude in the hearts of the people at the hospital. Instead of blessing them, they continually blessed us.

It was a hard saying our goodbyes to everyone. Even though we were in Kapsowar for only a week, the friendships that were built and the memories were very precious. As we packed the vans and started to drive off, I lifted up one final prayer for the work in the hospital and the church.

Here are some pictures from our last day in Kapsowar:
[WARNING: If you are a vegetarian or an extreme animal lover then please do not read any further!]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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[Before] – The lamb that was going to be sacrifical participant in the farewell feast
 
 
 
Lamb Feast - After.JPG
 
[After] – watching the whole process, it really made me understand the “lamb/sheep” imagery in the Bible
 
 
 
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Jacque had an incredible testimony of being one of the 15 doctors from Sudan that was sent off to Cuba during the Sudanese civil war to get trained as a doctor. He was placed in Kapsowar to get trained and ready to be sent back to Sudan to be one of the handful of doctors to reach millions of people. Now tell me, doesn’t he look like Manute Bol?
 
 
 
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A group picture in front of the hospital
 
 
 
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Last picture with the whole Lee family at the base
 
 
 
Crossing the Equator.JPG
 
It is not everyday that you get to step on the equator… it was one of those moments for the team