Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Ode to John & Erin

My last week with John and Erin in Kenya was filled with fun, a little work, and good times!

We visited the beach, soaked up the rays, fought off the beach boys (vendors who sell things relentlessly on the beach), swam in salt water, bathed in salt water, and enjoyed good company.I did have to work six days out of the three weeks John and Erin were here, so they blessed me more than once with a wonderful dinner. I think they cooked more for me than I did for them!
Erin used sunglasses to fight off the effects of cutting an onion. :)

John and Erin wanted to see the slums of Nairobi, so some friends took us to Kibera, which is the biggest slum in all of Kenya. It's the same slum you see when you watch the movie "Constant Gardener".This is the view of the slum from a school that some friends work with.

We also got in a few work-outs, had a slumber party at a friend's house, and shopped in the market. The market was a bit overwhelming for John and Erin, but they did great. After 8 months traveling, they have the bargaining thing down!
Spending time with John and Erin in my new home was such a blessing! They are the only people who know both my worlds and all my people - new and old. Thank you John and Erin for coming to Kenya, for blessing me with your company and conversation, for witnessing new things, and for being amazing friends. I love you so much! Your transition home will be in my prayers. Enjoy the continued adventure!


  1. This post demands a comment!

    Thank you...and bless you as well.

  2. Looks like life was rough for you with John and Erin there! :-> Glad you had such an amazing visit. Can't believe they are headed home. Or maybe home already. Miss you. Sure you dont want to come to Malawi? You would love it.

  3. Guess we missed our opportunity for an Ode to Kim, but you were a fantastic hostess and it was sad to leave after such a great time. We felt so welcomed into your life and community!