Saturday afternoon Rob and Tim and I went to the Lodwar airport to get on our flight to Eldoret. We also were able to take Leonard and Shadrack with us for their first airplane flight ever! Initially, there were no seats available for this flight. However, FLY 540 has never reckoned with the power of the God we serve. We asked the Lord for seats on this flight Friday, and when we went to the office Saturday morning, they just happened to have two seats available. Imagine that!
We also spent some time in the local market looking for those particular things that would remind us of Turkana. I'm holding the local equivalent of a combination chair and pillow called an ekacholong. All the men carry one of these around with them.
As news got out that mazungus were in the market - we were swamped by people who wanted to sell us their personal ekacholongs and other things.
When we got to the airport, we met a group of Spanish university students who had been in Kenya for a month and were on their way back to Nairobi for the flight back to Madrid. We had about an hour to spend before the plane arrived so Shadrack and I began engaging these guys in conversation. We had a great discussion, asking them about their travels and life in Spain. We also were able to share the gospel with them and they were engaged but ultimately uninterested. However we told them that we would be praying for them so if you would join us in prayer for Paula, Alvare, Irene, and Jovi for Jesus to reveal Himself to them and save them we would appreciate that. They actually thanked us for even thinking about praying for them.
We arrived in Eldoret around 6:45 pm and were met by Gary and Frank who gathered us and all our luggage and we went to a great Chinese restaurant that Gary had discovered. We had a feast! Leonard and Shadrack were very skeptical about Chinese cuisine at first - but they were soon wolfing it down.
Tim and I are making sure our bags are getting off here and not traveling to Eldoret.