After surviving our hazardous and body jolting bus ride, we got dropped off on the rocky road that led to our home. Someone said, “down that way”, so we piled up several suitcases onto our stroller and lugged several more blindly down the hill. We were finally “home”!
Within a couple seconds, our hosts were there to greet us and show us around our new home that they had so graciously set up for us with rental furniture until we get our own. They even stocked our cupboards with some food, including homemade tortillas and Kenyan tea!
The last few weeks we have been moving in, making several trips to Nairobi (which is 1-2 hours away) for groceries and household items, preparing for the arrival of students, and learning how to live life in Africa! Students arrive
Friday tomorrow TODAY (finally getting this post up!) and we will then be a lot busier and the internet a lot slower.
So we wanted to post some pictures before that happens:
Stairs that lead up to the main campus from our house (we get lots of exercise).
At the top of the stairs, the view of the Rift Valley and the oldest building on campus – the cornerstone was laid by Theodore Roosevelt.
Our living room, which is heated by our fireplace, and the connecting dorm lounge through the door. We love to watch the monkeys in the loquat trees through our big living room windows on the left!
Pray for the students as they are living apart from their parents, some of them for the first time.
Pray for parents as they drop their children off at RVA, away from home.
Pray for us as there is SO much to learn, and so many job responsibilities. That we will be able to care for these 7th grade boys at the same time as caring for our own family.