Thursday, April 13, 2017

Skydiving

When Hannah turned 16 she decided she wanted to go skydiving.  We couldn't go at that time so we made a plan to go during her next school break.  To be honest, I kind of thought she would forget about it or change her mind but she did not.  So this past weekend while we were in Diani she did it.  Here are some pics and video's of Hannah on that day.  By the way, she LOVED it!!


We left the lodge we were staying in and took a tuktuk to get around town.

 


 

We went to a plce called Kokkos for her to have lunch before jumping. 

 

 The Colobus monkeys are an endangered species on the coast of Kenya.  We saw some as we were walking to the skydiving place.



 Hannah before the jump.  

 While Hannah did her thing we enjoyed a lunch with friends at a place called  Forty Thieves right on the beach.  We kept our eyes on the sky so we could watch her land on the beach.


Click on this link to see Hannah's skydive:



Click on this link to see the video Kevin took of her coming down:



 Getting unhooked



 Sergia was the guy who came down tandem with Hannah.


 Thankfully, it was a beautiful day and not a cloud in the sky.
The day before it had rained and it was cloudy.












Sunday, April 9, 2017

A beautiful place

 We decided to take a little time off and go to Diani on the coast of Kenya.  It is really a beautiful place.  



 The water was so clear in most places.

 We stayed at a place called The Baobab.  There were several pools to enjoy.

 You can even go for a ride on a camel if you like.  

 We mostly hung out at this pool.  It was so neat because it looks as if the water from the pool just goes off in to the ocean.

 We really enjoyed relaxing, walking on the beach, swimming in the pool, and eating good food.





 Baobab tree









 Of course the trip wouldn't be complete without some monkeys.










fish egg sac
 


 sea urchin

coral

Friday, March 31, 2017

Ministry

This is an area close to our house which I have been going to do ministry.  We have been going to the Baptist Churches in this area so I have been partnering with one of the ladies in one of the churches to go out.  We have prayerwalked, shared the gospel, visited schools and taught there, done a bible study with some alcoholics(who are trying to come clean), and Kevin has been teaching a SS class each week for the adults.  It's been so nice to be out more and feel like we are investing in African's lives again. 

 The children love to give me a high five or shake my hand when we are leaving.




 Here are a few pictures of us walking through the area.  I am also learning some swahili as we walk around.  








 








 Since Hannah is home she was able to go with me to a couple of the schools.  



 Here is one of the schools we went to.  I shared the story of Zacchaeus and then taught them a song from this story.  They caught on quick.  There are at least 200 kids in this picture!


 After being dismissed they all wanted to shake our hands or give us high fives and then they went back to their classes(on the right).

 This is another school we went to.  I was also able to teach here.
These children are precious!


Would you pray today for children writing their exams this week and next week? Pray they will do well and truly show what they have learned so far. Pray these students will have the opportunity to receive a good education.  These kids come together once a week at school with a special group of volunteers who go into these schools and share the Word of God. They are doing a tremendous job! Praise God that is allowed! Pray that these children would hide God's Word in their hearts and one day come to know Him.