Going home

Sharon with giraffes

On Tuesday morning, Kristine, Sharon and I enjoyed our last breakfast with Sophy on her porch overlooking beautiful gardens and more distant woods. It was cool at 7:30 a.m. The warmth of the morning sun was welcome.

The last (pizza) supper

It is Monday and we are back in the Imara weekday mode. We had a number of errands and business stops in town before arriving at the Imara House late morning. One stop caused me to reflect back on the broken door latch that I fixed last week—well, it was fixed for about twenty-four hours.

Green acres

Corn field

Sunday is worship day in Kenya as in many other parts of the Christian world. As Kristine and I sat on Sophy’s back porch before breakfast, we heard the spiritual singing across the river and through the woods to the rear of her property. Sophy is in Nairobi this weekend and will return Sunday evening, so we are in full charge of the house and the dogs. So far we haven’t locked ourselves out or in!

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.