Sunday, March 13, 2011

It’s hard to believe we’ve been in Kenya of a week. We have been welcomed by so many wonderful people. We landed in Nairobi and were greeted by Shaad, David and Henry. They’ve taken such great care of us. On Saturday we headed to Rhoda’s farm outside of Nairobi. It was an amazing experience and seemed surreal that we saw giraffes and zebras less than 24 hours of arriving. We left Nairobi on Sunday and headed up to Meru town. We had a great lunch at Jennifer’s house and we now have a Kenyan mother for the next few weeks. We are staying at St Theresa’s mission hospital. The sisters have been so accommodating and have made us feel at home. We went to our schools on Monday where we were greeted with enthusiasm. Tuesday we had the opportunity to take part in International Women’s Day celebrations here at the hospital. What an experience! We got to see traditional dancing and costume. There were many speeches, and the most important part of the day was the blessing of a new ultrasound machine. It was a great celebration of women around the world.

All six of us are very happy at our three schools. We are all learning so much, it’s hard to believe it’s only been a week. We’re loving the fresh fruit and we even learned that pineapples don’t grow on trees.We’re adjusting to Kenyan life well. We’ve tried many different dishes, some of which were interesting to say the least.
We’re going to check out the Kirrua market tomorrow. This should be another wonderful experience.
Hope all is well at home, we’re enjoying the sun!
Lisa, Katie, Nicole, Lydia, Amy and Erin.

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