As they got closer to Nanyuki, Kenya, they had a car breakdown and had to overnight there.
You can see some scenes in the general area and how dry it is.
|Stopping for a break.|
This young missionary couple in the photo are from the Maasai peoples of Maasai Mara and they were being accompanied to their missionary post in Marsabit area, where they will minister to the Rendille tribe of peoples.
|Young missionaries from the Maasai Mara in southern Kenya.|
|A natural, local landmark.|
|A local man in traditional dress pops into the local store.|
My friends were also on an short missions trip to deliver food, medicine, water and the gospel to these precious people. The missionary family will stay behind and make this area their new homeland. I've learned that there are a lot of high powered weapons around this area. My guess is it is because there is a lot of cattle rustling that goes on in these far flung areas where tribes raise cattle. Once you leave Laisimis and carry on north to Marsabit, outsiders often need armed escorts to accompany them for their own protection.
The Rendille people are largely unreached by the gospel and follow their traditional beliefs and god called Ngai. The people originate from Somalia and have amalgamated with the Samburu people of Kenya. They live in very large villages in the dry regions of the Kasuit desert.
|I absolutely love the intricate bead work the women are wearing on their heads and around their necks.|
Drought has forced many to leave their traditional ways and move closer to aid depots and towns.
Marriages are arranged by parents, and a heavy bride price of livestock is involved. Rendille marriages are frequently between an older man and young girl.
Pray for these people. If you wish to donate anything to the efforts there, please send via Pay Pal to kerichojoy[at]gmail[dot]com
At this time, please also keep Elvis in your prayers. He is the young medical student studying in Kisii Town. We are anticipating he will have two more months of university and then graduation. We still need to cover his final living costs and graduation expenses. If anyone would like to help him, funds can also be sent to kerichojoy[at]gmail[dot]com. Just specify whether you want funds to go to Elvis or to Rendille efforts.
I spoke to my cousin yesterday. She is visiting me from Edmonton, Alberta; a far distance from Vancouver. It was good to see her again as it has been a few years and she almost passed into glory in February 2014. I consider her a walking miracle.
She has expressed an interest in travelling to Kenya. I am hoping next time I go there she will be with me. That will be so exciting! Many friends have said they want to travel with me but no one actually saves for the trip. When my cousin sets her mind to saving, she can do it so I am very hopeful. It would be a trip of a lifetime for her and I would be privileged to share it with her.
Many thanks for reading and for praying.
Have a wonderful week.
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