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  • Day3

    To Nairobi

    October 18, 2019 in Kenya ⋅ ☁️ 18 °C

    An early start in Qatar, leaving at 6 in the morning to the airport, but that didn’t mean it’s cold, 32 degrees as we left. We didn’t have loads of time to get to the gate, partly due to Nathaniel and Mum trying to find something to spend our last Qatari Riyal in WH Smith, but we did make it and had a 5 and a half hour flight to Nairobi. Landing in African sunshine and a much more bearable 20 degree heat was a lovely welcome back to Kenya.Obtaining visas wasn’t half as long as the last time but did still take time filling in all the forms for us all. Then going to collect our luggage, which was a great relief. Getting out of the airport and seeing Jose waiting for us made us feel right at home again here, we even got a welcome from some giraffes soon after exiting the airport. We then had the task of driving to Ken and Maz’s house in Nairobi rush hour, we stopped quickly to buy drinks for the journey tomorrow, but it still took almost 3 hours to get there. We were lovingly welcomed into their home and then went to a burger restaurant made out of shipping containers for dinner while it rained very very very heavily. We went back and played a couple of games, one with shoes and after went to bed after a long day travelling to get some rest for another long day of travelling to Mumias.Read more

    Anna Burton

    Sounds great glad you got your luggage xx Can’t wait to hear more from Caleb x Anna xx

    10/19/19Reply
    Louise Collins

    Lovely pics in the sunshine, yay! We are praying for safe journeys onward now you have reached African soil, enjoy the adventure! Lou & Aiden Xxx

    10/19/19Reply
    David Burton

    Great hearing about all your travelling and so pleased Jose was waiting for you. You would be really glad to see him! So pleased all your luggage arrived too. Lovely for you to enjoy time with Maz and family too. Praying for your long drive to Mumias today and trust it goes really well and you will be sure of a warm welcome when you arrive. Thanks for posting all the super photos! Dad Mum G and G xxxx

    10/19/19Reply
    Emmanuel Ejii

    Nice to see you guys arrived safe. May God continue to bless you through your journey

    10/25/19Reply
     
  • Day19

    Day 19: Lake Nakuru National Park

    February 20, 2019 in Kenya ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    Time to hit the road! We were leaving the Masai Mara and our home for the past two days at around 6am and had to drive for about 7 hours (including a one hour stop at a car service station due to some technical problems 😂)...it was a rough drive ... the roads are pretty bad and bumpy. But at the end it was all worth it. Another game drive. See for yourself.Read more

    Delphine Gardere

    This trip is amazing! ♥️ keep sharing You are doing great

    2/20/19Reply
    Marleen Relling

    Thank you D 😘

    2/20/19Reply
    Peter Dilg

    Beautiful! I love flamingos

    2/24/19Reply
    Peter Dilg

    They can be pretty aggressive, also attacking cars. Watch out!

    2/24/19Reply
     
  • Day16

    Day 16: New beginnings

    February 17, 2019 in Kenya ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    🇰🇪🇰🇪🇰🇪I have arrived safely in Kenia 🇰🇪🇰🇪🇰🇪

    Although I wasn’t sure I would make it. Zanzibar has a very confusing airport ... chances of missing your flight due to missing signs, info tables, staff, unclear announcements are about 50% I would say. Just have a look at my boarding pass 😂

    But I’m here now and will depart with the group tomorrow morning at 6.30 am. It is very likely that I will be off for a few days due to lack of internet ... so no worries 😉
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  • Day30

    Day 29: Back to Kenya (Eldoret)

    March 3, 2019 in Kenya ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Today we left Uganda 🇺🇬 and started to go back to Kenya 🇰🇪 But before the trip ends in Nairobi, we stayed one night in Eldoret, a beautiful village in high altitude (2,000m).

    On our way we stopped for lunch on the side of the road ... and it only took a few minutes until we were surrounded by local children. They loved our balloons and were excited about being with us. At the end we shared our food with them 💛🙏Read more

    Peter Dilg

    What will you go back to after this? I wonder ...

    3/4/19Reply
    Marleen Relling

    I wonder about the same question ...

    3/4/19Reply
     
  • Day18

    Day 18: Masai Mara

    February 19, 2019 in Kenya ⋅ ☁️ 27 °C

    The second day was all about safari. Starting at 6am we went on a full day game drive 🐆🦒🐵🦁 And we have seen so many beautiful animals ... I will make two posts about this, one with mixed pics and one just about the cats (the kings and queens of the bush)!

    The best thing is: Most animals have babies now... so we were able to see lots of little ones.
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    Peter Dilg

    Nice to see you 😁

    2/24/19Reply
     
  • Day293

    Tag 4: Velotour zum Hellsgate

    May 23, 2019 in Kenya ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Höt finded offiziell kei Aktivitäte statt und mer händ frei chönne ussueche was mer mit dem Tag wänd ahfoh. Ich ha mich för ehn Velosafari dur de Park entschiede wo viel Szene vom "König der Löwen" und au anderne Film inspiriert hed.

    Währed ehm fahre hämmer Zebras, Warzeschwein und schöni Vögel gseh. S Highlight vo dere Tour esch aber die Atemberaubendi Landschaft gsii!Nach ca 6km Velofahre hämmer z Fuess ehn Schlucht erkunded - mega schön!

    De Nomittag han ich frei gmacht. Es hed leider grägned aber so hani jetzt wenigstens Ziit gha chli Footprints z schriibe 😅
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    Louise Arber

    Einfach nur ein Traum 😍

    5/23/19Reply
    Sabrina Schorno

    Weiss gar ned was schribe sooo wunderschön😍😍😍

    5/23/19Reply
    Markus Bütler

    Ri Eifach wonderschön gnüsses i volle zöge

    5/24/19Reply
     
  • Day5

    Sunday at Gospel Springs

    October 20, 2019 in Kenya ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    A good night’s sleep was needed, and apart from interruptions from a Saturday night party, a call to prayer and hotel noise it was just about had by most.
    The day started with Breakfast outside and then a trip to the church - we arrived to be greeted by many children outside, the church is now in its new building and is quite unrecognisable from before. We were introduced when we got there - the church had probably started at 730 and we arrived at 10 - and then were asked to preach, with 10 minutes notice! The problem with speaking is that any examples are very far removed from the day to day life of the people at the church - their worries are for food, shelter and clothes, much different from the worries we have. ‘Walking by faith and not by sight’ was the passage used with examples of driving in the torrential rain from the night before not knowing where we were going, but having faith that by following the road ahead we would reach our destination despite the conditions around (not even sure that example worked as they are very used to electric storms and heavy rain!) It was great to see friends from before like Christine and Tom as well as the children like Sylvia and Jefftha.

    For lunch time we were invited to a family connected to the church - a lunch of chapati, chicken, rice, ugali after which we went back to the guest house for a rest, run and watch of the Liverpool - Man U game! Followed by dinner at Pastor Wycliff and Mary’s house with their family.
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    Anna Burton

    Sounds great xx Anna x

    10/21/19Reply
    Louise Collins

    Beautiful pictures! Enjoy every minute xx

    10/21/19Reply
    Richard Jelfs

    Heaps of love and prayers to and for you all. It looks so amazing - thanks for sharing! Xx

    10/21/19Reply
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  • Day4

    Rain and Shine to Mumias

    October 19, 2019 in Kenya ⋅ ☁️ 20 °C

    An early start, Jose arrived at around seven but we didn't leave Ken and Maz's until quarter to eight. We drove for about two hours over the Great Rift Valley, roads which had steep edges with no railing. On those roads we saw some baboons and an unreal view. We arrived at Lake Naivasha, which we went to because Jose said we couldn't go to Africa without seeing many animals, so we stopped off for a short boat ride. There was waterbuck and lots of birds at the side of the lake, as well as locals standing in the lake fishing, a very dangerous form of fishing! We got into a small boat which the boat driver said a hippo could try and flip over if it had the chance, we saw lots of birds for the first five minutes before seeing the first pool of hippos with about 30 hippos, no more than 5 metres away, the scariest part was that you could only see some hippos at a time, so any could be lurking beneath the boat... We also saw some giraffes on a peninsula, where both films: Out of Africa and Born Free were filmed, as well as more hippos and lots more birds. Then the driver called a fish eagle in to a neighbouring tree to the lake. Then he chucked a dead fish into the lake and the eagle swooped down from the tree at a rapid pace and picked up the fish from the water. Then we had a relaxing boat ride in to shore. We continued our long trip to to Mumias with still 6 hours to go. The journey was smooth with better roads than 4 years ago. We also stopped briefly at the line of the equator, took a quick photo before getting on our way. The trickiest moment was when the beautiful sunset suddenly morphed into an electric storm with torrential rains, masking the road, meaning it was almost impossible to see the road ahead, fork lightning and booming thunder. We were very thankful for Jose getting us safely to Fred and Esther’s house where a lovely meal was awaiting us. We finally arrived at no. Seventy guest house in more pouring rain.Read more

    David Burton

    Wonderful to have your news and seeing the fantastic pictures and video clips. What a fantastic experience for you all and a transformational one for the boys. So glad that after your very long and testing journey you have arrived. What a star Jose is. Will be interested to learn how many of the boys and adults will remember you from 4 years ago, and you them of course. Every blessing and much love Mum and Dad/Gdad and Granny

    10/20/19Reply
    Anna Burton

    Looks great and can’t wait to hear more. I’m glad Jose was there and heard he’s really nice so hope you have a good time with him. Xxx Anna x

    10/20/19Reply
    Esther Wells

    Wonderful pictures and videos. What an experience for you all. Not sure about nasty Hippos!! Just wondering what dear Margie (mum) would be thinking. Maybe a blessing she does know 😉 😊. Love to all and praying for safe onward travels xxxx

    10/21/19Reply
    Esther Wells

    *DOESNT know! Sorry for the typo. Love Ettie xx

    10/21/19Reply
     
  • Day11

    Hearts of Hospitality

    October 26, 2019 in Kenya ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    We had a leisurely Saturday breakfast, not quite toasted sourdough, but the now familiar Spanish eggs (omelette with onions and peppers), warm weetabix, bananas and African mixed tea. We then headed to a nearby bar with a TV screen which had opened early so we were able to watch the rugby, along with Jose and a small table of Kenyans, one clearly a fervent England supporter!

    After the match, we drove up to Lubinu where the church were holding a School of Leadership training day, led by Joseph from Zambia, whom we had met last night. We arrived at around 2.30pm, at which point Mary said they were just ‘finishing up’ with the training... which actually did finish 3 hours later! We learned a new thing about African time from Zambia, that there is ‘normal time’ and ‘airport time’, as the only time you actually need to be on time is for a flight, otherwise any time is fine! Thankfully we fit quite naturally into African time, being rather good at being late, usually keeping Jose (who has adopted European style punctuality) patiently waiting for some time.

    In any case, whilst Hugh and Zach sat in on the ‘tail end’ of the training, Zeph, Caleb and Nathaniel spent time with some 20 or so village children, who were not particularly from the school or church, but just turned up when they saw the van arrive! The boys successfully encouraged them all to help pick up litter, which they very obligingly did (only for it all to be thrown back into a small ditch beside the church, clearly the normal rubbish disposal site). They then played volleyball (which is actually quite tricky with a cricket training ball!), but in true Kenyan style, they quickly picked up this new sport and amused themselves for hours.

    Meanwhile I enjoyed a Saturday trip to the salon.... or rather the salon came to me in the shape of 3 ladies braiding my hair as i sat just outside the church front door watching the children play and enjoying listening to ‘Bless the Lord, oh my soul’, on a speaker which a couple of lads were playing. The braids seemed a good idea earlier, although now as I turn in, my hair is aching somewhat and I’m not entirely sure how my head will hit the pillow. Zeph suggested I take a paracetamol and Hugh thinks it’s just like braces, sore for the first few days then it’ll settle down. Oh well, the boys will no doubt think it a great improvement that I can now keep them informed on braid woes instead of brace updates!

    It’s hard to believe we arrived in Mumias a week ago, and the boys are so sad to be saying goodbye to the children from Gospel Springs church and Light Spring Academy, especially a family of 3 little boys, Elohim, Emmanual and Levi (who can usually be found on Zach’s shoulders!). Nathaniel says he actually just wants to stay here, to live I think! It has been such a joy to see old friends again from last time, like dear Christine, who is an amazing interpreter in the services, switching effortlessly between English, Kiswahili and mother tongue, depending on who she’s translating for. She welcomed and fed 11 of us for dinner this evening as well as her own very extended family, with a delicious meal of rice, ugali, liver, chicken and mashed potatoes with banana. It has been so humbling to be welcomed so warmly and looked after so generously by people who genuinely have so little and yet give so much. And even more so as they feel the privilege is theirs in doing the hosting. We could learn much from their hearts of hospitality.
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    Louise Collins

    I think we should see the finished braids Em! Well done you, but I can see it must be hard to leave. Will be praying you safely on your way ♥️

    10/26/19Reply
    David Burton

    What a lovely weekend t o wind up your visit back to Mumias and so glad that you have reconnected with many folk that you first got to know 4 years ago. Hopefully it will not be so long before some at least of yo u mange another visit. We have much enjoyed your daily blogs and pray for safe journeys as you travel on again to Uganda tomorrow. Much love from us all here in Edinburgh

    10/27/19Reply
    Simon Burton

    Great to catch up with your news and all you’ve done. We’ll pray you have a good journey back. Lots of love from us both

    10/27/19Reply
    Debbie Messam

    I have been reading your updates...so interesting and you've obviously had an amazing visit. Sounds as if you may be homeward bound now so continuing to pray for you all and Zach as he stays on. What a big world we live in and so diverse and God knows each one of us personally. Xx

    10/27/19Reply
     
  • Day292

    Tag 3: Masai Mara Gamedrive

    May 22, 2019 in Kenya ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Am nöchste Morge esch s am 06.15 Uhr schoweder los ih Park gange. Scho ah üsem zwoite Tag hämmer mit de Sichtig vo ehmene Nashorn und ehmene Leopard die berüehmte "big five" gseh (Leu, Büffel, Elefant, Nashorn, Leopard). Zuesätzlich hämmer Zebras, Giraffe, Hippos, Krokodil, ehn Struss, Hyäne, Warzeschwein und Gepards gseh.

    Nach dem erfolgriiche Morge simmer nomol zimlich lang gfahre. Es hed ehn churze Zwüschehalt gäh zum ässe und Zmittag för die nöchste zwoi Täg chaufe. Uf ehm neue Campingplatz ahcho hämmer alli üsi Zält ufgstellt. Denn bin ich mit mine "Ämtli-gspändli" go hälfe ehn feini Bolognese choche.
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    Sandra Krummenacher

    Unglaublich schön. Wie useme Prospäkt🤗🤩

    5/23/19Reply
    Louise Arber

    Alle big Five so schnell 😳

    5/23/19Reply
     

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