"Free at last! Home in our home away from home!

Trip Start Jul 04, 2010
Trip End Jul 23, 2010

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The Methodist Guest House in Nairobi

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Monday night, what great sight to see our welcoming committee at the airport! Julius Muchiri, Job Muiruri, Geoff, Michael Mundia and Faith (pastor's wife from ?) were there with flowers and hugs and kisses, and helping hands, and our driver Michael from Elias’ Mission Tour & Travel.

We transferred right away a suitcase full of choir robes and stoles, gift of Linda Gines’ Berkshire Valley Church, to Job, who loaded them off into his own vehicle for transfer to his congregation.  We also brought Job the news that our Mt. Freedom Church, where Linda Gaden preached her final sermon on the Sunday, June 27th (she moves on to take a position as chaplain with the Broadway House in Newark – a residential care/treatment center for persons living with AIDS, has voted to answer Job’s prayer and become their congregational partner.

Among the treasures we brought from home: two lap-tops donated by the firm where Nancy Steiner’s brother works, a laptop from Joe Martinoni (newly installed as Moderator of our Newton Presbytery), a lap-top from David Jones’ congregation, Old Greenwich, and another one which was "surplused" from our home.  In addition we had a suitcase and a half from Sharon Secor’s Northern Plains Presbytery (Sharon is past moderator of the Kenya Mission Network, and the motivator for the new Dental Clinic associated with the Kikuyu Presbyterian Hospital, Kenya), filled with dental supplies.  And, as mentioned, we had other suitcases with supplies for children’s and youth ministries in the Presbyteries of Nairobi and the orphanage in Mombasa.

We can hardly wait to move some of these donations on to their appointed places for ministry!

So Tuesday, we were off to the PCEA headquarters, accompanied by our brother Julius.  We met and were hosted for Tea by the Rev. Francis Njoroge, Dep. Secretary General of the PCEA.  Secretary General Festus Gitonga is off to the states, to participate in the General Assembly (PCUSA) in Minneapolis, MN.  But maybe that’s another story!
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Bill Reece on

I'm tired just reading about all the luggage. You are saints for taking all these thingsl

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