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June 27, 2017

We can leave the RVA campus and walk the fifteen minute walk down the road to some shop areas in Kijabe. We usually take the shortcut path.

We have discovered four places of interest. One, we can shop at the Supa Duka. Dukas are shops. Carson and I go there frequently b...

June 25, 2017

I blogged previously about a few of my amazing students. They, and their parents, are doing amazing missionary work around the globe. It struck me the other day that I have an incredibly diverse group of students. So, the other day, I asked my students to tell me where...

June 25, 2017

The students at RVA have chapel for 15 minutes a day, four days a week. I had the great privilege to speak to the student body in RVA's chapel this past week. This was a Friday. On Friday chapels, all of student body (from elementary to high school) and many of the fac...

June 24, 2017

There are only two sports available to play 3rd term at RVA.  One is Rugby and the other is Volleyball.  We know very little about Rugby, and after hearing about the rigorous training the team has, Carson decided to try out for volleyball.  The funny thing is he has ne...

June 23, 2017

There are so many things about Africa that are different from America.  One difference is the birds and the sounds you hear.  There is not one bird here that looks familiar.  I have tried to take some pictures, but my phone's camera can't get a good shot.  There is one...

June 23, 2017

RVA has a long history.  In the early 1950's, Kenya was in the middle of the Mau Mau Emergency. This was a time of revolution as Kenyans struggled for independence against British Kenyan Colonization. One tribe, the Mau Mau, had become violent. One night in 1953, after...

June 18, 2017

You have been so generous! We are almost there. We had Pastor Stephen (the owner of Faith the cow) over to our house on Friday. You would like Stephen. I know we did. He has a big smile. His love for God is evident. He talked about Jesus often. He pastors a local churc...

June 18, 2017

There are a few people here at RVA that have pets.  I think I have seen about 7 dogs total.  Some of these dogs live with dorm families so the kids living in those dorms get to enjoy the dogs, too.   When families go home on furlough, they leave their dog with another...

June 18, 2017

A week and a half ago, RVA had a three-day weekend. So, we found ourselves with a rare weekday off. We decided to go zip-lining. Ally and Luke were able to go when they were here, so we thought we would take the boys. We called "Pastor Peter" who is one of the local dr...

June 10, 2017

We previously shared about our visit to Beat the Drum Orphanage where each child had HIV. God stirred something in Mason's heart when he saw that their only milking cow was about to die. Mason decided to try to buy them a new cow.

I almost stopped him and told him he co...

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July 18, 2017