Sunday, December 4, 2022 I flew into Eldoret this morning to meet two of my team, Frank and John, who drove up from Nairobi. Tomorrow we will travel to Matete to begin the conference. Friday was another famine relief day and the first village we visited was Nakakerererei (and I can't even begin to pronounce that). But it is one of those onomatopoeic words that mimics the sound of one of the native bird songs. This village was about an hour into the bush.
This village was really struggling and they were very grateful for the food and oil we brought. We always make a point of bringing lollipops along for the kids and these kids blessed us with a song of thanksgiving.
After sharing the gospel and handing out the food we took off for another village a couple hours away.
The happy faces we left at Nakakerererei were ample reward for the hours of jolting travel!
Michael is the Director of Pastoral Development for API USA - a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing hope and healing to the people of Kenya through the gospel and works of service. Michael has been married to his wife Kim for 40 years and Kim is the director at CareNet Puyallup. They have four adult daughters: Eliana, Hilary, Paige and Michel-Ann; and four great son-in-laws: Ben Sansburn, Tom Dykstra, Justin Hartford, and Robert Velasquez; and six beautiful granddaughters: Ava, Miren, Charis and Eden, Indira, Aurora; and one handsome grandson, Atticus. Michael loves family, good books, great coffee, teaching and preaching. He is also a proud member of the 12th man and still holds out hope for the Mariners.