Weekend

Uhusiano_team Posted by Uhusiano Kenya 2013 on Wed, 17 Jul 2013 | 2 comments | Bookmark: digg this Post this to del.icio.us Post this to Facebook

Last weekend saw the departure of the red team to Nairobi, meaning the purple team had a night to ourselves in Oltiasika. The girls from the team headed to St. Barnabus Church on Friday morning to run a kids club. We had somewhere between 120 -150 children singing, dancing, worshipping God, playing games and making bracelets. It was a chaotic morning but lots of fun and a real blessing to share the word of God with them.

While we were doing this Sidney and David went to the worksite and continued working on the wood work. We had a quiet Friday evening reading, talking and eating together. On Saturday we headed off to explore the surrounding area being guided by a local. One group went on the mid level walk and walked up the hills to find amazing views awaiting us. Meanwhile, the boys climbed an impressive 2000m through a rain forest.

When the Blue Team arrived we showed them the ropes and helped them to settle in before exchanging stories of the previous weeks.

On Sunday we headed to two different churches. My group went to a church under a tree – something I don’t think I have ever experienced before. Our pews were stones and we sat around the base of the tree. The congregation sang for us as we arrived to see elephant prints in church.

We had readings in both English and Swahili, with David McCombe giving the message about the Lord being our shepherd. The choir sang for us, and did some amazing dancing, followed by us giving them a few short choruses. After church we presented them with a box of things we had brought with us to be divided throughout the community.

Church was very informal, lively and full of God’s love. We as a team were encouraged to see this and took a lot from the service. We finished the weekend by learning more about the Masai Rural Training Centres and looking around the one in Oltiaskia.

Today (Monday) we are back at the work site and enjoying more of the work that we started last week.

Comments

Carol said Wed, 17 Jul 2013 10:08AM
Hi Folks, Glad to read all of this. I have been holding you all in my prayers and I have to say that it all sounds marvellous. Carol
Liz Canning said Thu, 18 Jul 2013 11:15PM
Hi to all glad all has worked out well Look forward to your return All parishers in Dungiven/ Bovevagh are continually asking About you all We all keep you in our prayers Safe journey Love Liz

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