Saturday, December 5, 2009

Where We are Headed

About a year from now, our family will be living in Kijabe, Kenya.  Erik and I had the privilege of visiting Kijabe in May and were amazed and excited by the people, the hospital and the beauty of the country.  Kenya is in East Africa on the coast of the Indian Ocean.  The national language of Kenya is Swahili, but the official language is English.  Apart from Swahili and English, each of the more than 40 tribes have their own tribal language or dialect.


Operation World is a favorite website of ours and has a wealth of information about Kenya, the role of missionaries there, as well as information on how you can best pray for Kenya.

Kijabe is about an hour northwest of Nairobi and sits on the edge of the Rift Valley. Kijabe houses one of the largest mission stations in the world which includes Kijabe Hospital, CURE Hospital, Rift Valley Academy (a school for missionary kids), and Moffatt Bible College.

Kijabe Hospital is owned and run by the local African Inland Church and provides excellent medical care, training for medical professionals as well as spiritual care for patients and their families.  Kijabe hospital also offers the only accredited pediatric surgery fellowship training program in East Africa.  

We are so excited and eager to join in the work that God is doing in Kijabe, Kenya and are thankful for your prayers and encouragement.

1 comment:

  1. Glad to see you're doing a blog. I was looking for your e-mail address when I stumbled across this posting. Cool. -Kendra