Wow, can you believe it? I'm starting my 20th year teaching here at RVA. Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like bananas. (Wow that's an old joke.) First day of school photo, like all my students Today is the first day of school. I'm teaching the same classes I've taught for the past couple … Continue reading Twenty New Beginnings
What can I say. It's the rainy season. And we've had great rains. But with rains comes these little critters. Here in Kenya they're called Nairobi Eyes. They should also be called "The Spawn of Satan.". They're only about a centimeter long, and a millimeter wide, They don't bite or sting, but their bodily fluids … Continue reading The Plagues of Egy . . .RVA!!!
Christmas is always fun. We do a bunch of different activities as staff, having pot luck suppers, carol sings, Christmas Eve services, lots of cookies passed around, gifts exchanged, and fun had. Every year for Christmas I get to go to the Wagner family's house for opening presents and lunch. This year was lots of … Continue reading So Much Fun it Ought to be Illegal
Rain -- During each RVA graduation ceremony for the past 25 years or so, the RVA choir has sung a rendition of I Miss The Rains Down In Africa by the pop/rock group Toto. Towards the end of the song the lyrics repeat several times "I bless the rains down in Africa." Those of us … Continue reading God Bless The Rains Down In Africa
WOW, I was just looking back at my last prayer letter, and noticed it was the day before the Kenyan election. And so much has happened between then and now. Most importantly, the Supreme Court in Kenya nullified the previous election and ordered a new election within 60 days. The new election is on Thursday. … Continue reading Three More Days
Greetings praying friends, 10 years ago, right after the elections, the politician that lost the election called on his supporters to protest what he saw as vote rigging. As a result of the following violence, over 1,000 people were killed and around 500,000 were displaced from their homes. In the last 10 years, many of … Continue reading Elections are Tomorrow
Safari #1 -- 6th grade Safari Just about every year I get invited to go on 6th grade Safari. (Partially because I teach the 6th grade boys Sunday School class and will be one of their teachers in 7th grade, but mostly because I can drive one of the school buses.) We leave RVA and … Continue reading A Tale of Two Safaris