We were heading west to visit two church branches -- Kisumu (which is on Lake Victoria) and Busia (which is 2 hrs drive from Kisumu). Because all the branches are under the ecclesiastical jurisdiction of our Mission, LeRon, as mission financial secretary, needed to audit the books.
In this post, I'll put pictures of our 8-hour drive last Friday to Kisumu (which is only 210 miles from Nairobi.) We took Peter and his wife Pauline and their 1-year old with us to help with the drive and to find the chapels. We set our GPS so that another time we can find it by ourselves. And it's good that Peter was with us because we never would have found the chapels.
Be sure to click on the pictures to enlarge them.
|At last . . . no walls or gates or guards!|
|Nice to see the small farms with crops flourishing.|
|Market day is every day.|
|I love to farm at home. Not sure I would love it here. These man are planting by hand, i.e., they drop the seeds into the soil one by one by hand!|
|Most people have gardens. It doesn't look like too many people are starving.|
|You can't really see the steepness of this road to the chapel but it is VERY steep and rough. Most members don't have cars so they just walk up this road (after a long matatu or tuk-tuk ride to get there).|
|The Church rents this entire building for the Naivasha Branch.|
|I took this picture to remind myself that Naivasha is known for its many fields of flowers and greenhouses full of flowers. They ship flowers to Europe.|
|These trees say "Africa" to me. Flat topped trees and dark green tall cacti.|
|Shall we stay in this 5 Star Hotel?|
|Donkeys, donkeys everywhere. They are not wild; they are all owned by someone. They are definitely beasts of burden here. More pictures in the next post! (I'm trying to keep each post short).|