Friday, August 15, 2014

Family Vacation

We took a short vacation in Nairobi this week.  It was nice to be able to do some of the fun, touristy things in Nairobi without having to rush to get groceries and hurry back home before dark.  Here are some of the highlights from our time there.

We fed, rode & ate (I know that is strange) ostriches at the Maasai Ostrich Resort.

We witnessed this male ostrich doing his mating dance.

We visited Paradise Lost where we went into a cave, climbed rocks around a waterfall, had a picnic and rode a boat.

We went horseback riding.  This was a first for all of the kids and they were very excited.

 It was great to have time to play together and rest together.

An Overdue Update

We are back from a nice vacation and are getting caught up on things we've neglected - like this blog.  I will post some pics from our vacation soon, but first we wanted to share some prayer requests with you.

Here are some things we’d love prayer for:
  1. Praise for Ken and Sarah Muma's return and prayer for their transition back to Kijabe (they’ve been in South Africa for the last year doing the final part of training).  Ken will be joining Erik as his partner in the pediatric surgery department.  Sarah will be working as a pediatrician at the hospital.
  2. Ken and Erik will be taking the COSECSA exams in pediatric surgery (September is the written, December is the oral)
  3. Pediatric Wing – for timely completion and the provision of the necessary funds to make this happen.
  4. For ways to be able to be strategic about medical/physical and spiritual outreach, especially to non-believers from other faiths in the region.
  5. Wisdom in interviewing and selecting the next fellow-level trainee in pediatric surgery
We really appreciate your prayers and are so thankful for you.

Stay tuned for some vacation pics - including pictures of our ostrich riding experience!