Greetings from Kenya! A quick update from the Asbury Seminary Beeson group here in Nairobi. I arrived with the group on Saturday night and was bussed to our guest house at the Africa International University outside of Nairobi. Sunday morning we attended a two hour long service at Nairobi Chapel–a church housed in large tents. It was a spirited service with great music and we enjoyed meeting so many of the people. The music was outstanding and a mix of contemporary music, Caribbean, and Swahili styles. We spent the rest of the day having lunch and exploring a bit.
Today (Monday) was a shopping day for souvenirs. I picked up some nice African art pieces made by local artisans at a ministry for women who have been affected by HIV. Really inspired there today.
Tonight we’re having a bit of African flavor at a restaurant aptly named “The Carnivore.” It features exotic meats like giraffe, antelope, ostrich and crocodile. I will probably stick with the beef, thank you very much. Tomorrow we begin a series of meetings with local churches that will surely prove interesting.
See the pictures here for a visual imprint of where we are. The roads aren’t very scenic and reflect some of the conditions here, but we have been blessed by the people and look forward to learning more.
We returned today and heard about at explosion at one of the hotels downtown in Nairobi. We are nowhere near there and are quite safe, but please pray for those who are affected. Terrorism is a stark reality here that the Kenyan government is dealing with aggressively. There is security everywhere we are. More on that later.
Happy Memorial Day and I will check in tomorrow.