We need your prayer… (14/11/13)
Nov14

We need your prayer… (14/11/13)

We normally publish our prayer needs and reflection back on the status of the last month’s needs at the beginning of every month…but we’ve had a few things pop up that we’d be grateful for some specific prayer on. If prayer isn’t your thing, your encouraging words and just knowing that you are thinking of us is also incredibly helpful. Riley:  Riley has always been a small child…she had nutritional...

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A week (and a bit) in pictures (12/11/13)
Nov12

A week (and a bit) in pictures (12/11/13)

I’ve been asked recently to write less and take more photos…and I am delighted to comply!  Enjoy. Also, we had a site visit for the contractors interested in building our new water storage tanks this last Friday…about six showed up, and I led them on a visit to the two potential sites for our new tanks.  It was  encouraging to see their interest, and we hope to start construction soon.  We are grateful for the pro...

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A week in pictures (31/10/13)
Oct31

A week in pictures (31/10/13)

Gastro…major decisions for Hospital staffing…making cars out of wood with the kids for Pinewood Derby…Andy asked to develop new curriculum…planning for many visitors in 2014…It’s been a great week–lots of glimpses of the holy amidst the everyday, with several major decisions made in preparation for 2014.  We are thankful that my (Andy’s) gastro this week responded to a course of...

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Prayer log:  November
Oct29

Prayer log: November

Do you pray?  Or just interested in what’s on our minds? Here’s the top things on our minds for the next month. Thank you for praying for us, and/or just being concerned with what is important to us… Looking back… We are grateful: 1. That Mardi has settled in well to her new role as Medical Director 2. For good debriefing and information sessions run by a clinical psychologist to help us work through our...

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Lala Salama – launching our 100 quilts project! (22/10/13)
Oct19

Lala Salama – launching our 100 quilts project! (22/10/13)

As many of you know, construction is underway on our new pediatric wing at the hospital.  Bethany Kids is an organisation that provides the support for all of our pediatric surgical work at the hospital, and our pediatric team couldn’t do what we do without them – and now they are building this lovely new wing so we can provide better care for more kids in Kenya. Bricks and mortar take a lot of planning, design and...

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Fruitful longevity (18/10/13)
Oct18

Fruitful longevity (18/10/13)

We haven’t written anything since Westgate…the silence hasn’t been intentional, merely a reflection of a lack of time and energy! The last two-and-a-bit weeks have been chock-a-block with activity…a sample of activities: –selection of the interior design scheme of the new pediatrics building, designed by friend and gifted interior designer Mandy Webster (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fl)   –launching of a...

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Where was God at Westgate? (30/9/13)
Sep30

Where was God at Westgate? (30/9/13)

What a week.  The Westgate siege ended six days ago, and the country (and we) have been recovering slowly. Three days of official mourning, communities grieving 69 killed, 175 physically wounded recovering, and thousands of others recovering from mental and emotional wounds. And yet… life continues.  Mardi, week four of being Medical Director, spending her days managing the tension between strategic work and the usual day to day...

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Prayer Log:  October
Sep29

Prayer Log: October

Do you pray? Or just interested in what’s on our minds? Here’s the top things on our minds for the next month.  Thank you for praying for us, and/or just being concerned with what is important to us… Looking back… We are grateful: 1.  That so many of our friends and co-workers were spared from the the terror attacks at Westgate Mall. 2.  For the grace and rest of the Lord in the midst of a challenging workload...

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Aftermath (27/9/13)

This is a poem written in the aftermath of the 2013 Westgate terror attacks.   Today, tears. Silent screams, never uttered echo in my mind What if My daughter’s hand was wrenched from mine? Bullets felled me, my son paralysed by fear, uncomprehending the enormity of evil abstraction now personified? Silent screams, never uttered It was not me so now I sit, unable to go or drive or lazily wander Unable to dream Of an evening of...

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Westgate Attacks (23/9/13)
Sep23

Westgate Attacks (23/9/13)

We were camping this weekend in our favorite family place to get away, a small national park near Lake Naivasha about an hour from Kijabe.  Accompanying us were good friends Mike and Ann and their two wonderful children, camping as a family for the first time.  It was my birthday weekend…expectations were high. And a great weekend it started out as…no rain, kids happy, all enjoying ourselves including the first time...

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