After two days of traveling from South Africa all the way to Kenya, we finally arrived in a town called Eldoret. The journey was long and exhausting, but our excitement kept us going. Our outreach team consists of different people, from different back rounds and countryâ€™s, but all with the same ambition. We spent our first day in Johannesburg and were hosted by JP and Rita – two lovely people with a hart for missionaries. Together we braaiâ€™d marshmallows and on the second day we arrived on the Kenyaâ€™s airport in Nairobi. As we drove from the airport we saw at least a dozen zebras and giraffes within the first five minutes. However we didnâ€™t see zebras and giraffes for the whole five hours drive, but we did experience some amazing scenery and bizarre traffic jams. For instance one caused by a road block that weighed trucks in order to measure them for overload reasons. Our diver then decided to skip the line and ride on the off-road. This all happened at half past seven at night while it was raining and of course the off-road gravel turned into mud. Lost of drivers had the same idea as our one so there was a bit of a jam, even in the mud, causing lots of taxis to get stuck and our taxi to spin out into almost making a full 180Â°. Thank Jesus we made it out alive, and that we safely arrived in Eldoret. We luckily got accommodation at a mission base, which is also a church, all thanks to pastor Manuel. Being very tired from our trip we had the next day off, and on the Sunday we attended the SPFâ€™s church service in the bush. We also performed for the people there and had one of our teammembers, Jaco, preach through telling his testimony, and giving a message on glorifying God through your actions. I would just like to say by â€œin the bushâ€ I mean, looking to your right and seeing a huge dam, while having gravel under your feet and a tent over your head to make shade from the sun. Nothing that were quite used to, but beautiful in terms of scenery and in the sense of the peopleâ€™s hunger for Jesus. These people put up two big tents every Sunday just to praise the Lord for two hours, and then after the service they put them down again. Howâ€™s that for resting on a Sunday? After putting down tents, Pastor Manuel sticked all of us for lunch at a local restaurant. The next day was Monday, which was special, because this is our off day and it was the birthday of our leader Fa. We all decided to go to the nearest town to buy some things and look around, so we got a taxi to cover the distance, but didnâ€™t come too far. As the driver had to make a stop, to drop off someone, he opened up the slide door and the whole thing came off. The taxi drove on, with a guy holding on to the door, but we decided to walk. After spending the day in town and having a quarter of a chicken and a big plate of chips for under R30, we headed back home and celebrated Faâ€™s birthday by throwing him a party! We also braaied meat that cost R23 for a kilo, which is considered a rip off by Kenyan locals?
But for us, Kenyaâ€™s food is good! Be blessed – TDTS Kenya Outreach
Check out this short video of the Team in Kenya