Thursday, September 1, 2016

Out of the City Part III: Religious Revivals and Waving Wheatfields

As we neared Nakuru, we saw a definite increase in people.  A "prophet" was coming to town.  People with suitcases on their heads were getting off buses and matatus.  They were dressed in their finest.  Tents had sprung up.  Thousands of people were congregated in a big open space.  The road was being washed for the prophet to drive upon.  Ribbons and bunting were put up on overpasses.  We could see that the people had great desires to be spiritually enlightened.  Would a "prophet" be this popular in the West?

I am so grateful that I know that we as members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are led by a true prophet of God.  The Spirit has spoken quietly to my heart that President Thomas S. Monson is a true prophet and that if we listen to him, we will be doing God's will.  And the great thing about it is that you don't have to take my word for it or even President Monson's word for it.  You can ask God yourself and if you are sincere, He will reveal the truth of it to you.  I know this is true.

Posters everywhere for the prophet.  Sometimes he calls himself "the Lord." 

People getting ready for the prophet to pass by on his way to Nakuru where the two-day revival will take place.

Interesting big poster for the prophet and his healing crusade.  Notice the address of the event:  "next to Eveready."  That's how addresses are around here.  You just say what you're next to or what road you are on.  No exact addresses.  Even hotels say "next to . . . "

Blue and white bunting being installed on this overpass.  Excitement is in the air.

People come from afar dressed in their best.

I tried to get a picture of all the people on the grounds of the event but through the truck window it was hard to do.

Another try to photograph the thousands.  Just google for "revival Nakuru 2016" for pictures.

We're passed the Revival and are on to the farmland.  Beautiful sky too.

Interesting how cattle and sheep and donkeys meander beside the road and never shy at the cars zipping by.

Sheep. Goats. Cattle

Wheat field waving in the breeze and a gorgeous sky.

Another wheat field.  We even saw two pivots that were owned by a very well-to-do landowner.  Pictures of that later.  By the way, the pivots were Valley pivots.

Gorgeous landscape.  More pictures to come.


  1. Alice was excited to see the animals! But, she said "I don't like all the trash all over."