Africa Trip – Naomi’s Village – Wednesday, June 25


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Africa Trip – Naomi’s Village – Wednesday, June 25

We started the day off in the toddler room playing with the kids while the “house mama’s” went to a meeting. Then we finished painting the church pews. We had a lull in the afternoon so, we left the orphanage and went on a walk. The countryside is beautiful and surrounded by mountains with lots of greenery and trees. It looks like the surrounding locals each have about a 5 acre piece of land. They use it to grow corn or raise cattle and maybe have a small garden. The nice houses are very small stone structures most without running water and electricity. Most houses are tin shanties or tents made of whatever they can find. On the walk, we came across three different herders, each with around 100 cattle, goats and donkeys. Two of the herds met and had to cross paths.It was interesting watching the herders keep them separated.

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Once we returned the school students were having field day races on the soccer field. We heard that they were getting a new baby today so a team left to go pick him up. Once they got there they found out that the baby still had a mother that was trying to sell her baby so, the police got involved and they didn’t get him. The workers and especially the American volunteers were really torn up over the whole situation. They were broken hearted having to give the baby back to the mother that doesn’t want him.  We ended the day by helping with dinner for the kids, nightly devotionals and praying over the kids. The Kenyan people have been the biggest surprise of the trip. When we got here, Bob and Julie Mendonca told us that the people of Kenya were more relational. We quickly found out what they meant. They are truly happy that we are here and they want to get to know us. Every person we encounter greets us with a hand shake and stops to have a conversation. Most speak very good English. The kids are so loving and accepting. They will approach you with a hand shake or a hug. If you sit somewhere, a child or two will quickly find your lap. Each child has a smile that will light up a room. The children call every adult, Auntie or Uncle. They have many Aunties and Uncles here at Naomi’s Village.

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2 thoughts on “Africa Trip – Naomi’s Village – Wednesday, June 25

  1. I’ve just been reading your posts to Trenton! He was very sad to see that people actually live in tents. He commented that when we go camping over Thanksgiving our cabin is way nicer than the tents. He is also a little distraught that there’s not wifi out there! 🙂

    It’s such a blessing watching you share the love of Jesus to these families. I know that they will bless you in ways you never thought possible and I am so happy that your family is getting to experience this together. From what I’ve seen, a trip like this will change your lives and your hearts forever. We look forward to going to Africa someday as a family too. I love seeing Trey playing with all those boys and Natalie is such a sweet little “mommy” that I know she is loving on those babies! Trenton said that it looks like lots of fun! I pray that this experience burrows deep in their hearts so they can share it with others when they get home.

    We are praying for you each and every day and will pray for safe travels home.

    Try to take a pic with Natalie, Trey and Ashley Dantzler. Trenton would love that!!

    Love you,

  2. Looks like a perfect trip! I knew you would fall in love with the Kenyans!! Deep friendships form fast there because they don’t play games they’re just happy and grateful to be friends! Love that!! Glad y’all are safe and having an awesome time!
    Love y’all

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