Hello from Ron,
We had a great time this week conducting a Leadership Training Conference here in the city of Limuru, just north of Nairobi. Then yesterday we started the day off with a missionary breakfast hosted by David Cerar, serving up pancakes, waffles, sausage, coffee and juice! We had about 15 here in the house for breakfast.
Today we went to the Tea Fields to have a service with the tea workers. This is an industry on huge tracks of land started by the British nearly 200 years ago. We love visiting the tea fields and do every time we come to Kenya. The tea farms do not pay very well, and the workers are from tribes all over the nation. After we left the service we were hosted for a lunch by a lady in her humble home right in the middle of the tea fields. It was a great time of fellowship with the pastor telling us all about the customs he and his wife faced when they were married. The pastor was Peter Kebo Eyepete and his wife Ruth. Peter is of the tribe Turkana, and Ruth is of the Kikuyu tribe. The Turkana are one of the most remote tribes in Kenya, near the Sudan and Ethiopian border. The Kikuyu is in Central Kenya and is the dominant and largest tribe. Their story was amazing.
It is Sunday evening and we are leaving for a 7-hour drive to Mombassa tomorrow morning. We have never been there, and are looking forward to the meetings there as well as taking time to enjoy the Indian Ocean (supposed to be the warmest, bluest and most full of life of all the oceans).