On the way to Kenya . . .

Kenya_commissioning_3 Posted by hakuna matata on Thu, 02 Jul 2009 | 10 comments | Bookmark: digg this Post this to del.icio.us Post this to Facebook

From the previous update, the team had just been commissioned in Waringstown.The next time the group will be meeting, will be at the airport!

I should introduce myself at this early point. I’m Robert Coffey and I’m from Waringstown COI. I have the role, along with two others, Michael and Rachel, of being a diarist. In other words we will be keeping you up to date on what is going on over in Kenya.

At the moment we are still at home and looking forward to the big trip which is close! As I’m sure you know we leave Northern Ireland on Sunday. The team will fly onto London and then arriving in Nairobi on Monday. From then the team will travel by road to Kajiado.

Up to this point the team has extensively prepared for the trip. The preparation has included learning some words in the local language ‘Kiswahili,’ learning about the local area, the local culture, practising sketches and songs and not to forget the dreaded injections.

In the final few days coming up to the trip I would ask you to remember the whole team in your prayers and especially for their safe travel over to Kenya. Hopefully the next post will come from Kenya.



J Unit said Thu, 02 Jul 2009 11:03AM
Nice work robmeister! Just packed my suitcase...i think and am ready to go...just the small matter of Summer Madness between now and then!
Bert said Thu, 02 Jul 2009 04:52PM
Every blessing Jules & team Safe Journey & have a great time - Hi to Ronnie & Maggie from me R. Ferris
Elizabeth Hanna said Fri, 03 Jul 2009 01:03PM
What time do you gather and at which airport? thinking of you all. God bless, Liz.
Rachel Doyle said Fri, 03 Jul 2009 01:18PM
Hey everyone! It's Rachel here..im also 1 of the appointed folk 4 keeping u up 2 date on all the 'goings-on' in Kenya! mind u my spelling & grammar might not be of a great standard,so just thought I'd pre-warn you! Anyway I actually cannot believe there is only 2 days 2go!!! It promises 2be 1 unbelievably trip in so many ways! Our commissioning service on Sunday was lovely & I think it settled many parents that God truelly is with us through-out r whole journey..he will protect & guide us, & his love will shine through us 2 those we meet! I'm not long home from Spain actually & while i was there I met a group of Kenyans & learnt so much already! I'm getting a head start on my 'Kiswahili' haha! Anyway keep an eye on our blogs 2 see what we've been getting up2 & please feel free 2 comment some words of encouragement! Over & Out! xxx
julz said Fri, 03 Jul 2009 03:54PM
Thanks Liz City airport depart at 1
Rebekah said Fri, 03 Jul 2009 11:22PM
wow, its so surreal to think that all of the fundraising and preparation is over, but God had been with us so far and I trust he will be with us throughout the whole experience! So stressed about this packing situation! And as i was really travel sick coming home frm hols with rachel there, Im more than a little bit worried about the roky road to Kenya!! I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone that has helped the team prepare so far through prayer, fundraising and providing gifts for those we meet! We appreciate all prayers when away...Rebekah, xx
Spike said Sat, 04 Jul 2009 08:48AM
Folks, It was great to be part of your commissioning service and I wish you all every blessing as you travel to Kajiado and spend time with some great people there. Thoughts will be with you over the next few weeks! Spike
Michael said Sat, 04 Jul 2009 06:05PM
guys i just realised that we are stuck in heathrow for like eight hours, that is going to be so boring, and then a long flight. ministry of fun better have somthing planned.
J Unit said Sat, 04 Jul 2009 11:57PM
Ministry of fun is on the the case michael don't worry!!!
Ronnie & Maggie said Sun, 05 Jul 2009 06:01AM
Hi all you travellers! It's Ronnie & Maggie here to say we are all ready and waiting for you at this end!Lots of people looking forward to meeting you. Meantime have a safe trip and enjoy! Praying for lots of blessing on you all individually and as a group. See you in the morning!