Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Pictures of Life in East Africa

By Sara:

Here are some fun pictures from our lives these days, both in Kenya and in Uganda.
Buses tend to have unusual things written on them.  In this case, Stalingrand - what?

The sun setting over Lake Victoria when we were there for World Renew East Africa team meetings:

Below are a few pictures taken by our friend and colleague Edward of some team activities we did after the meetings: sack races, an East African game kind of like mancala called Bao, and football (soccer):

We really love the people we get to work with in World Renew! 

In our time in Uganda recently, we also got to visit Edward's home and see his rabbit "wildlife park".  He has about 40 rabbits and they run free around his yard.  They keep his grass cut for him and are super cute.  It's great!  Anthony wants to do this at our home, but I want to have a garden too so I don't think it's quite so practical for me.

In Kenya, we've got our crazy dog, Caleb.  He'll be moving back to Uganda with us, but he doesn't know that yet.

Unfortunately for him, he gets carsick, so we'll have to feed him some dramamine on the trip.  This is how we give him pills:

Here's a cool flower from my banana passion fruit plant.  It's a passion fruit that is yellow and kind of shaped like a banana.  I check them every day to see if they're ready, but they are not yet.

This is one of my favorite fruits in East Africa: jackfruit.  It isn't available in this part of Kenya, so I'm looking forward to having it again when we're back in Soroti:

Here is Anthony in his official pastor uniform:

We bought bikes in Uganda which we'll be using regularly once we move back there.  We're looking forward to getting around by bike instead of having to drive a long distance to get to town:

Something fun about these bikes is that they have a person-carrier on the back.  Anthony carried me to church on the back of his bike one day.  People were extremely amused when they watched us go by:

While we stayed at our friends' house in Uganda, we discovered that Anthony is the cat whisperer.  Their cat really loved him:

I, on the other had, was usually attacked by the cat while I was trying to get work done:

The cat also loved climbing into Anthony's backpack:

Back in Kenya, we found a Chinese restaurant in Nakuru, which was a fun treat:


  1. Loved the photos. Nice to see some of your life.

  2. I love all these photos Sara! It's so great to little glimpses into your lives. The Stalingrand bus... 😂.

  3. Sounds as though you are excited to get back to Uganda. Won't be long the way time is flying. Alwas good to read and see some of your adventure s.

  4. Looks like the Kenyans do Chinese food quite well- although maybe it's actually a restaurant owned and operated by Chinese people. I heard many are there doing infrastructure projects.
    Enjoy your last weeks in Kenya.

    1. I'm not sure who owns that restaurant but the food was very good!