May Update

Posted on June 7, 2013

Farming and Relationships I have decided farming and relationships are basically the same thing. Before you think I have gone crazy living here in the wild of Eburru, let me explain: I am trying my hand at farming this year. I decided I need a way to generate some additional income to keep up with the school fees for the kids I am helping. Right now, there are 15 kids I am trying to help, so far so good. But, here in Kenya they can ...

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3 for 1 Update

Posted on April 24, 2013

Who doesn't love 3 for 1, right? I apologize for not writing an update for the last 3 months. It seems I have forgotten all about writing to tell you things. Again, sorry. I will try my best to give you the highlights of the last 3 months. It's gonna be a long update, you may as well cozy up with your favorite beverage, kick back, relax, and enjoy. FEBRUARY February was hot and dry. I wasn't prepared for the rain to just stop falling ...

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The Long Overdue January Update

Posted on February 7, 2013

Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds. -Sonnet 116, Shakespeare I am no poet like Will, but these words have been in my heart and mind a lot lately. I'm sure he was not talking about loving people in Eburru when he wrote these words, but they ring true for me today as I'm sure they did for the folks a long long time ago when he wrote these words. I'm finding myself wondering what it means to really love well. What does it ...

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Update From the Other Side of the World

Posted on December 24, 2012

It's Christmas morning here in Eburru. It is the midnight hour, but Christmas still. There are a group of women in the maternity building next to my house, waiting for a baby to be born. A gift of new life on Christmas Day. They are waiting with excitement and joy, eager to welcome the new little one into this crazy world. This waiting brings to mind a different birth. The birth of the one baby that would change all of history. The baby ...

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Month #3, Can It Be?

Posted on November 18, 2012

One quarter of the year. That is how long I have been here. At times it feels much longer than that, yet most times it feels as if no time has passed at all. It seems like just yesterday I was playing "tackles" in the basement with Seth and Logan. Crazy how fast time is going. Also crazy is how I am not surrounded by Thanksgiving, or Christmas, or Black Friday, or ads telling me what I "must have" for Christmas. I can't even begin to describe ...

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2 Months Already

Posted on October 16, 2012

Hey Friends- It really doesn't seem possible I have been here for 2 months now. I feel like I have entered some sort of strange time warp--the days pass slowly, but the months pass quickly. I guess when you're busy living in the day to day the big scope of time passes without notice... This month has had its ups and downs for sure. That's to be expected as I settle in to life here in Eburru. The crazy thing is the downs are not at all what ...

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One Month and One Day

Posted on October 1, 2012

Hi friends! I hope you are all doing well right now. I am sitting in my house alone, only the second night since I've been here where no one has come over. It's sort of nice and sort of weird at the same time. I am trying to get a better internet option figured out for Eburru. Right now I'm stuck with either Orange or Safaricom, the phone companies here, and the fastest speed I've been able to get is 175Kbps. That's right, Kilobytes per ...

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