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May 22, 2017

There are several tribes in Kenya. Kijabe is home to the Kikuyu tribe. Probably the most famous tribe is the Massai tribe. As we visited the Masai Mara for our Safari, we had the opportunity to learn more about the Masai. 

We hired a driver to take us to the Masai Mara...

May 22, 2017

We have been here a month. Ally and Luke are visiting the past couple of weeks and leave at the end of this week. While they were here, we had the opportunity to go to the Masai Mara this weekend and stay at the Fairmont Masai Mara Safari Club. They have a missionary d...

May 13, 2017

Many of the vehicles at RVA are tough, rugged, 4X4 vehicles. The roads are often rough, so the vehicles need to have good clearance. There are often racks on top to strap things down so many supplies can gathered in the rare trips to Nairobi. I also love that many have...

May 8, 2017

Along with many books, RVA's library has many DVDs we can check out that have been approved to show the kids.  The movies have been sanitized and pre-screened so we won't have an upset parent calling if I forget something that occurs in a movie I'm showing to students.

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May 7, 2017

I just completed my first week at RVA teaching chemistry. This is a picture of my classroom. I have anywhere from 12 to 24 students in a class. I'm teaching one AP chemistry class and four regular chemistry classes.

The room is equipped with a short-throw projector so I...

May 7, 2017

We can get milk from the cafeteria. Before the students arrived, we also had the opportunity to get some cream from there as well. We heard that there was no butter or milk in the stores in Nairobi this weekend when friends were there shopping.

So, we decided to make so...

May 7, 2017

I thought I'd give you a quick tour of the outside of our house here. We are renting the house of the biology teacher's family who is in the States on furlough. We are centrally located, right in the middle of campus. We are a very short walk to the classrooms and chap...

May 6, 2017

We got the call from the RVA superintendant, Tim Hall. "There are monkeys in the trees by my house. I thought you would like to see them." Amy and the boys dashed off. So, here you go, monkeys in the trees at RVA. Carson thinks they are colobus monkeys.

Then, I saw this...

May 2, 2017

Going to the "Beat the Drum" orphanage on Saturday must have touched Mason like it did the rest of us. He's talked the last couple of days about wanting to help the orphans. We've talked about clean water, toys, a new soccer ball, and animals. He's particularly worried...

May 1, 2017

In 1937, Danish author Baroness Karen von Blixen-Finecke wrote the book "Out of Africa." You may be more familiar with the 1985 movie starring Meryl Streep and Robert Redford. The first line of the book is "I had a farm in Africa, at the foot of the Ngong Hills."

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