Friday, Saturday June 28, 29 2013 – Arrived in Kenya and visit to East African Mission Orphanage

There are two groups of teachers coming to Kenya to help train teachers.  There will be 25 teachers from Central Alberta with leader Brent Galloway and 10 teachers from Lethbridge with leaders Cynthia and Lyle Parr and 9 others from Lacombe supporting the mission.

The first group that is part of the Lethbridge Teacher Training group arrived in Kenya.  This first group was to be eleven people.  Unfortunately, seven of them could not board the plane in Calgary.  Due to an accident on the QE2 Highway, they did not make it in time to board the plane.  Five of them will be here on Monday and two decided to postpone the trip.

So this left, Candi, my wife, Ronda and Kalista Ziakris make the trip.  This group was coming earlier to spend some time at orphanages as there are some young people on this trip.  On arrival, Kalista enjoyed a visit to the  elephant orphanage an a baby elephant decided to spray some dirt on her!

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We checked into the Sunbird Lodge for 3 nights while we await the Teachers from Lethbridge.

View from our cottage.

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Saturday we visited EAMO – a favorite place for many visitors.  Many children are sponsored by ABW supporters at the orphanage.

We enjoyed church with them and took part in it.

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Kalista and Ronda presented a story and song

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Azalea is doing her practicum with the U of A in Nairobi.  She came with two of her colleagues and surprised us.  Since, Keith was to give a talk but missed the flight Azalea told children about Afghanistan and their desire for an education.

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Candi enjoyed reading stories and so did Kalista

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Kalista reading

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We then enjoyed lunch with the children

The children are eating in the dorm as the dining hall is under construction

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I left for Nairobi in the afternoon to get ready as members of the two groups are starting to arrive in Nairobi on Sunday.

The ladies will remain helping at the two orphanages.  Hopefully we will get a report from them soon.