Thursday, August 22, 2013

We Made It!

Thank you for your prayers.  Our trip went well and we are now home in Kijabe.  The Nairobi airport's temporary international terminal was running very smoothly and we got through it without any trouble.  The only setback was that 13 of our bags didn't make the connection in London, but they are now in Nairobi and should be delivered to us later today.  Thank you for praying!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Our Return to Kenya

We have had a wonderful several months in the US, but are eager to get back to our Kenyan home. Our flight leaves on Monday so we are busily packing and getting a few last minute items.  We are so thankful for you.  We know that we cannot do what we do without your support and prayers. 

I wanted to share with you a link to the BethanyKids blog because we think Moses' story serves as a powerful reminder of the importance of the medical work and training going on in Kijabe and we hope that you will take the time to read it.  Even though it is written as one child's story, it is a story we see repeated over and over again in Kenya.  


Erik and Amanda

Monday, August 12, 2013

Leaving on a Jet Plane

We have had a very full and busy 5 months.  We have enjoyed seeing family and friends, traveling and eating out. But now that our kids are starting to complain about having to eat McDonalds again, it is time to head back to Kenya!  The countdown has reached single digits and we are getting suitcases packed in anticipation of our journey!

You may have seen in the news that the Nairobi airport international terminal was on fire last week.  They have resumed flights at another part of the airport, but things are still a bit chaotic so we are hoping things will settle down a bit before we get there.

We are most excited that Erik's brother and his family will be joining us in Kijabe.  They will be serving at Rift Valley Academy and will be living just a few houses away from us.  We are so excited to have family close by.

Please pray for us as we prepare to leave and for safe travel for us.  We are eager to jump back into our life in Kijabe and are so thankful for our many supporters that make it possible for us to serve there.