Seems like we pushed two days worth of stuff into one day, but it’s literally two days I’ll be showing you here 🙂
Our travels this time included Deanna (our visitor from the States) and Rosemary, a friend from Kenya.
Monday we traveled to Joseck’s with a stop in Nakuru to meet with Ben.
After having a mid-morning snack with Ben at Java House, we packed into the truck, matatu style, to begin our deliveries of food items, rent payments and toys (which Deanna brought).
This is where a pregnant mom sleeps with her young boy (the one with the fire truck pictured above).
With the assistance from Deanna mom and son are now sleeping on a mattress…
And as usual, we saw some pretty cute faces!
Then we were on the road again, with a pit stop for stretching!
After getting through the traffic, I mean cow, jams we arrived safely at Joseck’s around 8:30pm and were greeted by these smiling faces! They certainly do treat us like royalty and I’m so blessed to be a part of this family! And of course Catherine had a wonderful meal ready for us 🙂
Ok, so that takes care of our travel day…whew! Now for today. First I took some time to sit outside at Joseck’s, he has such a beautiful compound and I got to see the first eagle arrive in the trees!
After a yummy breakfast we headed out to Mumboha Primary. We teased the headmaster, Tom, that he needs to change the name of this school because it translates as “in captivity”! Not something you want your students to feel!
But after the usual greetings we started the jigger treatments.
Rosemary is a great encourager and knows how to talk with these young people.
Nice hair ornament 🙂
Sometimes I get a photo that just hits me….taking no credit for these lovelies!
Our last patient, Melissa, was a trouper. We worked on her for about an hour but will still need to make a couple of follow up visits to complete her treatment.
This cardboard was inside a child’s shoe…why? Because the shoe is worn through. But we had to find a different way of filling the hole since this cardboard has jigger eggs on it.
This building is where the Early Childhood Development classes are held.
Of course there is always time for games!
Deborah, another volunteer and also the daughter of the bishop from Revival Worship Church. Thanks Deborah for your help, you did a great job your first time doing jigger treatments!
Ok, so this kid was pretty cheeky! His smile just told you that he was up to something sneaky! Guess what his name is? Obama!
Once everyone was treated we escorted Melissa to the market to get some shoes for her. She lives with her mother and sister and sleep on the floor. Her feet and left hand (why only the left we aren’t sure) were treated for jiggers. But like I mentioned above, she’ll need additional treatments because her feet were pretty bad. Poor thing was in some pain but she braved the treatment and had the biggest smile on her face…..this was her first time riding in a truck!
Just had to show this one…in the market for a dress? How about some meat? You can get them side by side in the market!
So that’s our two days in one! Now I am going to get this posted and have some dinner…I know Catherine is fixing something delicious!