December 11, 2012
We arrived in Kenya only two weeks ago to meet with the CARE for AIDS staff for a time of training and encouragement. After a two leg 17 hours in the air and a 3 hour drive from Nairobi to Nakuru, to the west, we joined the staff of of men and women who have worked the past years in the CARE for AIDS counseling centers – bringing hope to clients who are battling the HIV/AIDS disease.
Kenya is beautiful. But, more than the landscape, it’s the people who are full of life and growth. Possibly one of the most special experiences was trekking with two of our counselors on the outer edge of Nairobi to visit several families in their homes. One father introduced us to his family of four kids and his wife. He is currently looking for work as a gardener and is very passionate about the environment and taking care of creation. After we talked and prayed with them, he and his three little ones walked with us about a half mile to their neighbors and then back to the road.
Watching this father have the energy and life to enjoy his children was inspiring and encouraging. This is the reason our Kenyan staff work so hard every day. I’m so thankful I was able to meet some of these clients – to hear their stories and meet their families.
I’ll be sharing more from the trip later. If you’d like to visit Kenya and meet some of these faces, you can join us on an Impact Trip.