Last week was busy with an event of a different kind. We were delighted to be able to join in with Mardaraka Day Celebrations which were being hosted by the Kenyan Association of Northern Ireland. William and I have been involved with the KANI for around 5 years and have attended previous events. Recently I took up a post on the committee and have enjoyed all of the preparations for the event.
So the van was full to capacity with keyboard, computer, projector, PA system, activities for children, tables, Gospel literature and other leaflets for organisations which may be of assistance to Kenyan people living here in Northern Ireland.
Others had worked so hard putting together traditional Kenyan food including a "Goat" BBQ!!
It was lovely to have so many come together with our common interest being the land of Kenya. Hearing conversations in Swahili and being surrounded by Kenyan flags can temporarily make you forget you are in Northern Ireland.
William has been very unwell this past week and spent some time in hospital. Although still feeling very tired and uncomfortable at times, we are thankful that he is not suffering the severe pain of last Tuesday. He has been off work for one week now. We thank God for helping him to attend the event on Saturday although he was exhausted afterwards.
We just feel so humbled to have these dear friends here in Northern Ireland and amazed that God has given us such a love for the wonderful people of Africa.
Our hearts are heavy today for Eunice, who works in our Nairobi office. She has lost an aunt. Please pray for the entire family at this time. Pray also that God will provide funds for her allowance so that we can send it out to Eunice to enable her to travel upcountry for the funeral. She will appreciate your prayers and support.
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