Thursday, December 10, 2009

The Ministry of a Grandmother

The ministry of a grandmother is important, diverse, and should not be overlooked. An although it is often not in a clinic, ward, or operating room we are thankful for what Grammie does and her ministry to our family and the community of Kijabe for the past 4 weeks. Grammie has been our photographer, gingerbread house maker, duka shopper, birthday-cake maker, story-teller, girls tea party arranger, tailor, and much more.

Reading stories to her grandaughters.

Outreach ministry to old Kijabe town. This Christian outreach with Kenyan leadership provides monthly food delivery to widows. The widows are then responsible for street kids. The hope is that if the street kids have a home where they can find love and regular meals and that they will leave the streets.

Helping out in the nursery feeding one of three triplets.

Trying to stay warm under a Massai blanket with Meredith on Safari.


Anonymous said...

And Oh how I miss her. You picked a good time to be gone Grammie.


Megan said...

You are blessed to have her and Grampie for this past month. But we miss her.

Anonymous said...

You can bet she is loving every minute of it there too!!!
Come home safe Madelle and Chris!
Becky k

Megan Shirley said...

We want Grammie back! It was so wonderful to get to know her and feel loved on by her the past few weeks. She was such an encouragement to me. What a fun, spunky grandmother! We can't wait to see her again!