Antioch Baptist Church

5-23-07

Experience Kenya!

Experience Kenya!

I slept great, but I was dead tired and so was everybody else. We had breakfast  and then went upstairs to rehearse skits, songs, and icebreakers. We spent a few hours doing that. A few people were feeling sick so four dropped out when we went to practice soccer in the field. There was already stuff going on on the field so we found a side patch of grass and spent about thirty minutes going over various soccer drills and moves. We then walked back to our hotel. We had a nice break until lunch, so I just rested in my room. (more…)

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5-22-07

Experience Kenya!

Experience Kenya!

I slept good again. I went down early and saw Matt already chatting away with the staff. So I headed back upstairs to work on my journal. 40 min. later it was time for breakfast. Breakfast was the same. They give us the choice of Passion juice, coffee, tea, or milk and water. All are good. After breakfast we went to the fourth floor (which is really they 6th floor). Today was the first day we went int there. It’s a conference room, as well as a gym (bad equipment and floor). We didn’t see the other room. All morning we practiced skits, Bible stories, songs, etc. We were all sweating and tired by the time we were done. After a quick round of Ninja it was time for lunch. We ran! (more…)

5-21-07

Experience Kenya!

Experience Kenya!

Boy did I sleep good! There was one mosquito that came in my room. I quickly got up and Travis R. came to make sure I was ready. Joey double-checked each room. We all went down for breakfast and afterwords went to get ready for church. Travis and a few guys hung out in my room for awhile and then we all walked out to the balcony. There was a greyhound on the left side of the road, and all of the sudden we see goats being pulled out from under the greyhound. Only one was thrown to the side of the road because it was dead. Then another was pulled and thrown. In no time, both were gone. The driver of our bus showed up and the guys went down to meet him. We were there by ourselves for awhile until Suzanne came. The bus could only fit 11 of us, so it took us two trips to get there. I was in the second round. We to to Antioch and we just went in and sat down as a guy was preaching. He preached for quite awhile. Soon he was done as the bell rand and women and children flooded in [Sunday school was over]. I went and sat with 3-4 boys and as we sang songs and prayed, two came and I let one of them sit on my lap. The kids were great. One of the pastors called Suzanne up and she introduced all of us. After a few more songs, two pastors came up. One spoke in English while the other translated in Kikuyu. That lasted FOREVER (an hour at least). Finally, possibly after three hours there [no lie.], it was time to go to lunch with “Mama” and “Papa” two missionaries who have lived here for 52 years. They are both 89, I believe. So they and many other leaders joined us. (more…)

5-20-07

Experience Kenya!

Experience Kenya!

I awoke after the best nights sleep after leaving from home. I laid in bed for awhile after journaling. My room was the size of a dorm room cut in half. Outside my window I could hear the rush of cars on the busy Nairobi streets. People began to rustle in the outside halls as I could hear talking, some showers, and maybe a flush or two. Each room’s ventilation went through the bathroom, so you could hear everything. Everyone began to meet in th halls and chat. As a group began to form we went down to breakfast, we didn’t know what to expect, so we were quite suprised to find hard-boiled eggs, eggs, bread, sausage, corn flakes, and these wheat chunks. When you poured milk over the wheat chunks it expanded. I drank hot water and milk. Everything was good. After we were done we had an hour or so to pack. I was pretty much ready to go so we all started to talk in the halls. Matt and I got into a conversation about Jesus being a Jewish rabbi and all the stuff that went along with that. It was a nice conversation about Rob Bell too. Soon we started to take all of our luggage downstairs. We started to talk with the security guard. After awhile we heard music from the basement. A group of us went down there and listened and joined in. There we four short-term missionaries (3 boys and one girl) and a student from the University of Nairobi. I can still remember a few words, “God is good all the time, all the time He is good.” We got all of our luggage as Joey made us leave (haha). (more…)