Thursday, August 13, 2009
God Is Good
is a familiar Kenyan saying…
Kenya is a beautiful land of heartwarming people and heartbreaking poverty.
We arrived at 5:35AM at the airport in Nairobi.
No wonder the Kenyans are the best runners in the world. Everyone walks here. Fast. On the side of the road. On the road . In the fields. The Masaii cows roam the grass.
Then it was onto Kibera, the second largest slum in the world. I million people living in a 1 mile radius...
A little angel on my hip- beautiful,pure..but hungry and needing her own bed, parent and a bath desperately.
What a contrast that slum in Kibera is to Hekima Place,the home for girl scholars.
Trying to get used to the smells, the sounds-of unfamiliar birds, dogs and children’s laughter.
The color of the earth is a golden brown- soft and lightweight.
Water is precious here. I am now so thankful for the strong warm morning shower of home.
The people are joyful.
They greet us with firm handshakes, hugs and bright smiles.
I am surrounded by good friends-
Laughter fills our hearts and our minds.
Tears do too- tears of joy…
What will tomorrow bring?