We flew back to Kenya a month ago today. It seems like yesterday....and it seems like a year ago. Thank you for your prayers and encouragement while we were stateside. We are grateful for the people we could see and sorry for those of you we missed.
We hit the ground running at Tenwek....Here's a quick look at what's happened since we landed.
Mike's first weekend on call was not uneventful. He had three patients who came in having been shot in the face with arrows. This isn't as common as it used to be at Tenwek. Thankfully, all three are doing well.
The renovations for the Children's unit at the hospital is now underway. We are so, so very excited when we see the facilities for the kids being improved!
Eden and Caleb started back to school three weeks ago (fifth grade and kindergarten). We had been praying for the teacher to be here for the opening of school to help with some of the co-op classes. She has been waiting for her visa from immigration which still has not been issued.
(This is what happens when the kids get to pick their first day of school wardrobe!)
This is our MK crew this year!!! We love all the energy and enthusiasm this crowd brings.
We were able to go out last week as a family with Peris to bring a solar powered audio bible in Kipsigis to a man named Richard who has been blind since 5th grade. He had such a strong testimony of God's faithfulness to him when things have been hard. "There has never been a day when God has not stood with me." He and his wife had been married for 27 years!!
We had our September Tabitha meeting and it was so good to be back together again. I have really missed these ladies. We are working through the book of James and will be finished by the end of this year. Its such a blessing to me to learn together with these women every month.
We are so glad to be back in Kenya, and so grateful for the support and prayers that make it possible. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!
Mike (pediatric surgeon) and Julie (nurse/mother to two) living in Kenya, East Africa