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Consumerism from the USA to the World

<== 71.9 cell phone subscriptions for every 100 persons in Kenya.  We have a responsibility to ensure that our industry and consumerism does not negatively effect the world and we must not blindly push our waste onto developing countries. “Ewaste” … Continue reading

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Murder Capital of the World

  – That’s the title given to this city, Juarez, Mexico. May that title be stripped away permanently.  In January, seven of us from Calvary Chapel Chico went to help deliver Christmas gifts (Samaritan Purse – Operation Christmas Child gifts).  Nearly … Continue reading

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Return to Kenya

Whether morning or night (or both) when bathing I remember my friends in Africa who do not have the luxury of hot water delivered in a tap. Nope, if they are women, they lug it on their heads or backs. … Continue reading

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The Push and Pull

If nothing else, my shoes tell me, it is time to go home. This is a beautiful land with intense hurt and ugliness. Today, I went to a wonderful orphanage on gorgeous park-like grounds.  The children seemed happy except of … Continue reading

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Swindled by a Ninja

When Fatima the swindler hailed me down on the street,  I had no face to compare so I asked her if we met at the old market and if she was 18, she said yes…so I thought it was probably … Continue reading

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Bible Studies

Before leaving for Kenya last summer, a big hope of mine was to share with the WEEP (Women Equality and Empowerment Program) women about the Old Testament on a weekly basis.  Finally, today was the first of the series at … Continue reading

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Women Equality Empowerment Program

Success! A month and a half ago I gave a class on HIV to 54 women at the Ngong Center.  They meet weekly in a support group, a few are in the WEEP program.  The next week I went to … Continue reading

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Resolutions to Be Thin and the Habits of Your Mind

How we eat is primarily habitual.  Deep in our subconscious we have our “directors”.  These directors tell us how to eat throughout each day.  Some of these guys are really nasty. They come from all over the place; we were … Continue reading

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“Go Ye” – Kenyans in Action for Christ

Lydiah, a 25 year old woman who runs the Freedom for Girls program for HEART invited me to spend the Christmas season with her. It began with her “Go Ye” group. The name delighted me because it comes from the … Continue reading

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Wild Africa

Alice and I admired the lovely, noisy weaverbirds just across the river of our exotic tents in the Maasai Mara. Then, we dropped off our bags and went for our Safari ride. We stayed out long enough to see the … Continue reading

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