Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Before the Wedding

Our trip to Kenya began with the announcement of a marriage. Gavin was living in Kenya where he had met his true love, Linda. Gavin contacted his spiritual mother, Della, to tell her they would be marrying in three weeks time. But, Gavin was from Nigera and his parents would not be able to attend his wedding. Della knew in her heart that she should be at that wedding. She did not want to go by herself to a place she had never been before. She invited me. I prayed about it. Talked to Dave about it. We prayed about it. A week later Della and I were booked on a flight to Nairobi.

Linda has the final make-up touches applied.

Our friend, Lydia, admires the bride.

Linda, the bride with her flower girl and Lydia.

Adjusting the veil.

Just look at those beautiful roses!

Lydia and Mama Della ready to get into a vehicle as well. Della is wearing a dress made in Nigeria.

Linda coming out of her father's house.

Time to get into the car. 

The Bridal Car in the procession on the way to the ceremony.
Della has a few words with the groom. 

Monday, April 23, 2012

Outdoor Tea with Pastor Timothy

Before we left Nyeri, Pastor Timothy took us out for tea.
We sat out on the lawn at the resort to enjoy a cup of tea while Pastor Timothy told us a little about himself and the church in Nyeri.
Pastor Timothy runs several businesses to support his family, yet his heart is with the ministry to the people of Nyeri. 
Picking tea leaves.

Tea leaves.

Time to Catch a Van Back to Ongata Rongai

The street on the way to the bus depot.

Would you like to buy some local tea?

Let me pray for you on your journey. Would you care to support my ministry?

How else would you carry a couch?

"See that woman in the bus with the camera pointed at us?"

Sure I'll pose for a picture.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Photos from Kenya's Past

Pastor Timothy took us to a local resort hotel where there was an historical photo display in the lobby. He told us many things about the various pictures. I should have taken notes.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Della Dances

At Jesus Exultation Centre in Nyeri during one of our lunch hours meetings, Della praised the Lord with flags and banners.

Pastor Timothy holds up the various banners.
He decided his church would be making some of the same for worship. 
Pastor Timothy reads out the the biblical significance and meanings of the various colours.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

A Construction Site in Nyeri

I'm guessing this method of construction wouldn't pass inspection in our country.
It is certainly less costly.