We arrived in Nairobi safely in the evening after a long day of travel. We had a hard time trying to get all of our luggage from the baggage claim. In fact, there was one bag that did not come on the plane. We ended filing a lost luggage claim.
We stay the night at a guest house in Nairobi and then the next morning we made the long trek to Kapsowar. From my recollection, I remember the roads being very bumpy and a little difficult. Therefore, I told the men who got into the matatu (Kenyan mini-van) – “after this ride, we will either be bitter at God or we will learn to love Him more.” We were praying for the latter.
When we arrived in Kapsowar, we were warmly welcomed by Betty and the rest of the family and also by the AIM hospital staff. We had a traditional Kenyan dinner with all the fixings. It was a great time of fellowship as we got to know some of the people that we were going to work with at the hospital.
After dinner, we had a time of briefing with Dr. Steve and Betty about the “do’s” and “don’ts” of the area. One of the “don’ts” was no PDA’s (public display of affection) on the compound – Christina was disappointed… haha!
We closed out the night by praying together and then went to bed early to be fully charged for tomorrow’s ministry.
Here are some pictures:
Bus ride to Kapsowar
Loading up the matatu with our luggage
Overlooking the Rift Valley
A classical Kenyan meal was graciously and lovingly prepared for us
We fellowshipped with some of the hospital staff members