Carol’s video tour of new Nanyuki house

Imara International executive director Carol Erickson said, “Please let me show you around our new site in Nanyuki, Kenya. It’s the next best thing to being here!” Link to video

Nanyuki Methodist

Nanyuki Methodist

Today I attended the Nanyuki Methodist Church of Kenya. I went with my neighbor Mr. Gichuru who lives across the street. Let me explain across the street. I am a few hundred meters off the paved road (tarmac)…. Read More

Moving to Nanyuki

Carol with jiko stove

On Monday, August 6, 2012, we moved to Nanyuki. Moving in Kenya is slightly different than moving in the USA, but like any move it is a ton of work. We arrived in Nanyuki with one large truck,… Read More

The crazy trip that is my life

Nairobi Market

I don’t even know where to begin. The last week has been a whirlwind.  Maybe a tornado with God as the eye – that calm place in the middle where the insanity of the periphery quiets and you… Read More

A little more of life

Hello friends, God is doing great things in Kenya. Daily I am amazed by his goodness and faithfulness. I didn’t realize how good it would be for me to slow down a bit. Though my days are full, the… Read More

The Fourth of July

Happy Independence Day to my fellow US citizens. Here in Kenya is the just the July 4th.  It is a little strange and sad being away from home on a holiday that I so enjoy (especially when my… Read More

Embracing the ordinary

Matatu Man by meaduva (CC by-nd-2.0)

As I sit down to write this blog post the power flickered on for the first time since this morning.  I was going to work on a “let’s all feel bad for Carol in Kenya with no power… Read More

Houses – to rent or not to rent

I am in Nanyuki. The weather has been cool, and it usually rains in the evenings. Because of all of the rain, the countryside is lush and green. It is very beautiful. Yesterday we looked at several houses…. Read More

Departure and arrival

Hello! I arrived in Nairobi late last night.  It is now almost 10 pm. For those in Minneapolis, I am 8 hours ahead; for those in Seattle, 10 hours ahead. 🙂 My flights went well and the flight… Read More

Getting started

In 36 days I will move to Kenya. For 1202 days or maybe my entire life, I have been getting ready to move to Kenya. Why, besides the fact that God is calling me there? I am going because… Read More