Thursday, August 27, 2009

Anderson's In Kenya

We stayed with the Anderson's the senior couple that does humanitarian work there. This area where they live and work is very poor. Brother and Sister Anderson have helped these people establish gardens, taught them about water conservation and using fertilizers. As you can see by the photos the the smaller ears of corn were what they grew and his with a little fertilizer was 3 times the size.

They live in a small village about 4 hours from Nairobi. This is their combination bath and shower! First you roll up a towel and put it on the floor near the door so the water doesn't flow out into the rest of the house.
You turn the water on at the faucet and after your shower you squeegee the water to the end of room near the toilet out the drain the the floor! You can sit on the toilet and shower!
This is a "women garden" that 13 ladies tend. They have to hand pump the water into buckets, then they carry the water to their plot to water their gardens. Some of these ladies have had such success that they even sell their excess and are earning money.

The Anderson's are not only helping church members, but the whole community. When they see them coming in the white truck they come running to show off their gardens and ask for help.

This one of the small branches

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Kenya Mission Tour

We recently went on a mission tour to Kenya. Elder Renlund (the new counselor in the area presidency) and his wife where with us. The people of this area live still huts constructed of mud and sticks. They have no electricity or running water. Some walk up to 5 miles to get water for daily use. The Kenyan were so happy that a member of the 70's was coming to their remote village. They were so proud of the church that they spent two day getting the Stake Center ready for them.

Renlunds with a member at his home

Sweeping the dirt off the roof of the stake center

They raked patterns in the dirt and grass and washed the side walks

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


Yes today is the birthday of the man I fell in love with and married!
He has been a great father, grandfather, teacher, doctor and husband!
Even if he persuaded me to go to Africa with him!

He served his mission in the Netherlands

I think this is where he learned to cook and gained his great love of bikes!
He spend three months in New Guinea during medical school! He loves adventures!
And now we are in Africa!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Global Warming In Africa?

Well so much for global warming!
South Africa is having the coldest winter since 1947 !
It has been freezing--as our recent visitors have found out !
This week-end we went to a game park
who would have thought snow and hail in Africa?
I don't know if you can see the hail in his mane and on his back

Didn't seem to phase him!

Or Her !