Molding a lump of clay

Molding a lump of clay
I am a work in progress, molded by my Maker, refined by His fire, shaped with His love. Walk the journey with me.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Back from Mombasa

We made it!! After 4 days on the road with 4 adults and 7 children in 1 truck...we finally reached Mombasa. It was a journey to remember, and a very special holiday. There were a lot of 'firsts' for all of us, my favorite of which was hand-feeding the giraffe in Haller Park...amazing.

It was a great blessing for us to be able to spend 2 weeks with this lovely family, and we would like to say thank you once again to everyone who contributed for the Orems to enjoy this holiday. May God bless you so much.

So, here are the pics!! (More info. about the staff conference in Arusha, Tanzania later!)

The Wrights and the Orems set out for Mombasa
(leaving YWAM base, Athi River, Kenya)

After 6 hours of non-stop travel, it was a huge blessing to find
a roadside restaurant with a bouncy castle...the first the Orems had seen.

Joanna kept boredom at bay on the journey by decorating herself

Once we arrived in Mombasa, the Orem kids got to
sample the ocean for the first time...and loved it!

Noah enjoyed searching the rock pools at low tide

We introduced the Orems to lots of new foods.
John taught Stephen how to make pancakes for us one morning...

...and the rest of us enjoyed them!

We bbq'd burgers one night...another first for the Orems

All the kids loved the burgers...Martha chows down

We taught the Orems how to make s'mores

Kezi and Joel getting sticky with their s'mores

Stephen enjoyed coconut milk a la naturale

Jane bought rainbow fish that looked hand-painted

We visited Haller Park north of Mombasa where
the highlight was definitely feeding the giraffe

Noah was the first...

Kezi's turn...

Jane got to feed two at once...

John bribed one with the whole bucket
and got to pet it...

The kids were amazed at these tortoises

The morning view outside our door

The Wrights and the Orems on their last day together in Mombasa

What a privilege to rest and play with our friends.
Thank you all.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am so impressed, my friends!

I am tearing up with the honor of divine chance allowing me the first to comment your blog.....

It is so fabulous, I am there!

Ya'll are so special...Still so darned special!

Shannon Sitar....
Your Moroccan buddy.