Monday, May 4, 2009

The Rainy Season (Amelia & Angela and a broken umbrella)

As you are welcoming the birds, flowers, and sunny warm days back after perhaps after a long winter. We at Tenwek are in the midst of the rainy season.
We asked many Kenyans, when does the rainy season start?  "When it starts to rain,"  was the best answer we got.
      We can now verify the rainy season has begun. We get afternoon and evening showers daily..of what seems like many inches each day.   It is a blessing in Kenya as now Water Tanks for drinking are full and crops like Corn and Tea are growing quickly. There is plenty of water going over the dam to provide hydroelectric power for our house and hospital.
       We experience some of the other aspects of rain.  Our family got stuck three times in a vehicle on the way back from Lunch at Faith's house, our shoes track mud into the hospital and house, and our basement flooded briefly.
 I'm kind of hesitant to show Amelia here with an umbrella.  I'd like to think we are Northwesterns at heart; No umbrellas, just jackets with hoods.


Anonymous said...

It is truly ok for a Northwesterner to have an umbrella. You have not lost one bit of "status". It seems that Bend has been brought into a rainy season of its own. But I am so happy to conserve water and let the green color that only the rain can bring happen.
Sara, you have such a beautiful way with words. I love your posts and your newsletter. Both bring such joy to my heart. I pray for you daily. I love your motto of going with a sense of commission to serve with compassion. Both things shine so brightly in your life and there must be so many people touched by the love of Jesus through your service - you, Malin, Meredith, and Amelia. When I see those little girls smiling and holding the hand of a Kenyan friend, I can just feel His Love being passed on. You are all so precious to me. Thank you for saying, "Send Me".
Love to you, Kathy

Megan said...

I like the umbrella and as they say, "when in Rome, do as the Romans do."