From our friend Samantha’s blog on life her in Kijabe come these good words.
I don’t pretend to know why one child dies and another one doesn’t. I don’t have any great answers for that giant theological dilemma. But I do know that Paul carried on. He survived great peril, and horrible conditions, and despicable things done to him. Yet he carried on, full of joy and praising God for his trials. So I’m carrying on. And in the midst of carrying on, I am finding that I’m beginning to love this place and love these people and this culture. As crazy as these first 6 months have been, it’s starting to feel like home here…
She wrote a long post about her first six months working at Kijabe. Samantha and I share a job, splitting between maternity and the out patient department, so her experiences are much like my own. If you want a glimpse into the life of a doctor in their first year of service in Kijabe, you can read about it at Sam Goes to Kenya – The First Six Months.
After 10 months in Kenya we finally have a car! Now we can get to know this beautiful country a little bit better. And the freedom to leave Kijabe without finding a driver . . . it is liberating! It is a 2006 Toyota Landcruiser. So Africa! The outside has some evidence of some hardships, but the engine purrs. We will add a roof rack, touch up the paint, get some new tires, and off we will go! We are coming for you Mt. Kenya!
All of this is just 30 minutes from our house. I love climbing up and looking into this crater. We finally have a car to get there!
I am thankful for a school that tries to instill the deep truths into their students. I am glad Allison teaches there. This year was English, next year back to her first love, Spanish.
I am thankful for the Cornici family who came and spent a year with us working in the emergency department of AIC Kijabe Mission Hospital. There are lots of “goodbyes” in a mission hospital, but with that come lots of “hellos” and new friends. We are thankful for our new friends all over the world, even though for now we have had to say “goodbye”.