We hope and pray that you are well. It’s hard to believe Christmas is almost here. May you enjoy your time with family and friends as we all celebrate the birth of Christ.
In our last blog we promised to post some pictures, so here they are:
The volcano off in the distance (second photo) is Mt. Longonot. Based on a little internet research, it last erupted in the 1860s so we’re probably safe!
We are currently staying in the house (first photo) of a missionary family who are on a short home assignment. It looks like we’ll be moving in the next week or so to the house next door (second photo). The move was always part of the plan, so it did not come as a surprise. Someone jokingly told us shortly after our arrival that SIM stands for Sure I’ll Move. How true! 🙂
We have a small but nice yard where the children can run and play.
There is a bit of a drop off but so far neither Luke nor
Kate has ventured to roll down the hill.
Currently Tim meets with Edward three hours a week and Maureen two.
It’s been fun but challenging.
They are both lacking the key tool, a kanga, a piece of cloth tied to the woman and supporting the child’s bottom.
These spiders are found at different places in our house, but usually we smash them as soon as we see them rather than grab a camera. 🙂 The red ants often visit Maureen during language sessions. Anyone with a fear of spiders or ants would have a serious issue here. One evening we were sitting on the couch, relaxing after having put the kids to sleep, and spiders started to come under the front door. Not just a few spiders but dozens! There are always spiders around but this was an invasion! Even Luke who used to be afraid of them now bravely kills them! 🙂
In our last newsletter we posted pictures of the various monkeys – including our own two little ones. The “wild” monkeys typically show up twice a day – morning and evening – and often end up climbing all over our house. So, sometimes between 6:30am and 7am we will be awakened by the very loud sound of monkeys climbing and jumping all over the metal roof of our house. The little monkey in the photo was spying on Tim during his morning coffee time.
This is one of a few around Kijabe.
We hope you have enjoyed our brief photo blog. Please pray that we will have a safe move to the neighboring house. It’s been raining every day for the past week, which might interfere with our move. Having to stay inside is also beginning to drive the kids a little stir crazy. Pray for our sanity and that we can make this Christmas memorable . . . through keeping our hearts and minds on Christ.
We’d love to hear from you as well.
Text Us: 469-205-4907 – Tim or 214-814-7844 – Maureen
Tim for Maureen, Luke & Kate