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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

  • Day5

    To Eldoret

    July 3, 2017 in Kenya ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    An early morning visit to a local farm where we felt like we were back in the English countryside, barns, tractors, black and white cows... They had friendly dogs and calves too. We are in different cook groups but had to both buy for the next couple of days so a mad rush around the supermarket, some snacks for lunch and we were on our way with a few hours drive. We stopped at road side stalls to buy fresh veg and the local butchers, come tea room for the meat. We crossed the Equator today too. We have been really impressed by the reception we get from the locals, they are smiley and friendly. The children particularly love to wave and smile as we pass them.Read more

  • Day33

    Day 29 - Poa Resort

    May 11, 2017 in Kenya ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Meeting night tonight, so not a lot to do. Tom and Sherry took us on their Bible studies today, a very nice experience. We decided to stop for lunch at Poa Resort. There are these little oases all over the world. You can pay a few dollars and go inside the resort and enjoy the amenities for the day. Or, go the restaurant, buy a meal and enjoy the surroundings for awhile. Here we found pretty gardens and lots of birds to watch - the sunbird especially - a relative to the hummingbird, but it doesn't hover.

    We all ordered a beer and a platter of snacks to share. We were finished our beer, but there were no snacks (fast food doesn't exist here - as we have also learned to be true in Mexico). When we asked, we were told, "Yes, it's coming soon!". About 10 minutes more passed and it arrived - a problem with the fryer we were told. We enjoyed the atmosphere and the food and our 'break' ended up about 2 hours long, but we were all quite happy.

    Home for a couple of hours and then we headed to the 5:30 mid-week meeting. Unlike Sunday, where we went a little overtime and everyone lingered and visited, the meeting was over early and everyone was gone quite quickly. The school children come dressed in their uniforms and many come straight from work or the ministry so they want to get home. Plus, when the meeting was finished it was dark and raining. In the congregation there are two cars and one motor bike, so the majority are traveling on foot.
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  • Day31

    Day 27 - A morning in the ministry

    May 9, 2017 in Kenya ⋅ 🌬 19 °C

    This month the congregation is taking part in a campaign to cover some of their seldom worked territory. The theory is (there are no real records) that the rural area we were working in hasn't been covered in about 10 years.

    It was a very nice experience. A sister and her mother live in the area, so we were able to have a service group in their home and then walk the 10 minutes to the territory. I think there were 9 of us out.

    The houses seem to be haphazardly laid out, but our brothers and sisters knew where they were working. Other than the highway, the roads were dirt, and it rained last night. However, it was quite easy to walk around the puddles and we stayed un "muddied".

    I was with Ruth - the sister whose house we met at. She was very good to ask if the householders would like to speak English. If they did, she had me do the call. In the couple of hours we showed one video, placed several tracts, probably 5 brochures, four books, 10 or 15 magazines and had 4 or 5 say they would like us to come back for a study. The same results were had by the other groups. I talked two of the girls into letting me take a photo and they shyly agreed - with the proviso that I not post the you will have to see it in our photo album later.
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  • Day5


    December 9, 2019 in Kenya ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    We had another game drive in the morning and then headed north-west to Eldoret, one of Kenyas fastest growing towns. Due to its high altitude, the town is an ideal training ground for middle and long distance athletes and is home to some of Kenya's most famous runners.Read more

  • Day5

    Eldoret to Jinja

    November 29, 2019 in Kenya ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

     Long drive from Eldorat to Jinja – didn’t go off to sleep for hours, so felt really rough when I got up at 6am. The weather is getting much warmer than earlier in the week with a very hot equatorial sun. We travelled to the Ugandan border and through the town of Bo? Where here the young chap I met in the supermarket was from and told me that his tribe came up the Nile and spread into modern day Kenya and Uganda and that they were fishermen on lake Victoria and that Barak Obama’s father was from their tribal community. We crossed through immigration at the border without too much hassle. The countryside in Uganda was beautiful, lush green and quite tropical with interesting rock outcrops by the road in one place. The Ugandan children and some adults waved at us as we drove by and we waved back. There seemed to be people with street businesses and workers in the farms by the roads all along the route. We arrived in Jinja town which is a bustling, energetic African town. The campsite had a beautiful view over the river Nile and a pitched my tent looking out to the river. I walked down to the river to watch the sunset. Their were birds returning to roost including a long necked river bird. The view was beautiful with a new crescent moon with Venus and Jupiter sparkling below and Saturn shining above. There are many activities to do on the Nile which I will choose tomorrow.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Uasin Gishu, Distretto di Uasin Gishu, Wilaya ya Uasin Gishu

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