Sunday, March 21, 2010

Why are titles "required?" I never know what to write...

The bathroom finally has curtains! I was disappointed I didn't get to make them, but I'm glad we finally have them. We went to a fabric store in Nakuru and found some fabric that we liked:

...and they made the curtains right then and there. The only thing they did was hem the bottom and put a strip of 'tape'/fabric on the top [and we use key rings on a wire to hang it]. 800 shillings later [~$10], our curtains were finished. I like them! :] They let in enough light when they are closed, so it's nice.

Yesterday was another 9+ mile bike ride into town and back. It was a little easier this time! Minus the killer hill on the way into town, it's not as bad as it was the first time. We also played volleyball for a few hours... until the ball got a puncture from a thorn. Again. The people here are so smart and creative... they deflated the ball, removed the stitching from one section, pulled the 'balloon' out, repaired it, and sewed it back up. I would have just bought a new volleyball :]

So... we thought that we had it easy this year because it was raining so much. Last year, there was a drought and everything was dry. That obviously brought problems. Well, with so much rain, it brings other problems. Like these things:

Army worms. Disgusting.

They are eating absolutely everything. The green, lush grass... the garden... everything. And there's really not much we can do about it; we can't spray any pesticides, because our cows eat the grass. They aren't as many as there were last week, but they won't 'move on' until there is nothing left here to eat. 

[snap-crackle-pop as you walk]

Want to know how you can pray for us? Here are a few requests!

  • we're still adjusting to the lifestyle and culture. It's difficult because we don't have the fellowship that we had back home, and loneliness sets in easily.
  • for our marriage; that we would learn how to serve one another better and communicate more efficiently.
  • that the army worms would go away and stop destroying all of the student's and our hard work!
  • for Eric and Juli, as they start preparing for a little one to join the family.
  • for the students, that they would be diligent in their studies and have good work ethic.

In closing, here are a few photos I took this week... enjoy! Jake and I would love to know how to pray for you... please let us know how we can be lifting you up before the Lord.

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