Saturday scrapbooking


Saturday at the Imara House is a day of chores: lots of laundry and cleaning. Two of the moms and one matron went to the market in town to buy produce for the coming week. Then they came home to wash, trim, cut, and prepare food for the meals to come. No school today, but early childhood teacher Lydia was on duty to care for the children while moms worked and shopped. Everyone had a chore and every task had an owner—a neat and well-organized system.

Safari day

Safari January 2016

Today was safari day for the mission team. Sandy and our driver Peter picked us up at 6:30 a.m. It was still dark—and chilly—-and Sandy brought hot coffee and baked scones that Carol baked last night before going to bed.

A normal day


Try to imagine a calm, uneventful day at the Imara House. That was today.

Our hands, God’s plans

Tie Dye

Today is the half-way point on this journey. My goodness, have we already achieved half of our mission? God knows more about our calendar than our best-laid plans. Our time in Kenya is an apt reminder that God makes the plans.

Kenyan manicure

Ngina gives manicure to Fred

Today was a historic one for Imara International-Kenya.

A full day at Imara House

Kids in chairs

Today is our first fully-scheduled day in the context of a normal routine at Imara House.

The Lord’s day

Nanyuki Vineyard Church

This is the day the Lord hath made, and let us rejoice in it. We attended worship from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Nanyuki Vineyard Church, on the Liv Estate, Air Force Road, near BATUK Military Camp. This is the church that has warmly welcomed and embraced the Imara family.

Saturday at The Market

Market Mission Trippers-001

So, what Saturday morning in Nanyuki, Kenya does not begin at The Market?

Dressed to serve

Photo by Kevin Walsh,

It is Friday night and we are in Nanyuki. Today was another day of travel and transition.

Leaving for rainy Nanyuki

Kristine Michael, Sharon, and I are on board our flight for Amsterdam.