Thursday, December 24, 2015

Farewell to Omwabini

Our time at Omwabini Rescue Steps has come to an end and it is with mixed emotions that we say our farewells. Our time serving with you has been both very rewarding and at times challenging. It was humbling to see the steadfast commitment of Mary, her family and other staff as they persevere through some very difficult challenges and do what they can to give the Omwabini students/orphans the love and support they need during their younger years.

Farewells to he Bunyasi family, the heart of Omwabini

We boarded an inland commuter early this (Tues) morning and were welcomed to Nairobi by Davis Omanyo and his family. Davis has spent much of his life overseeing the work of a christian aid agency called World Renew in different Africa countries and guiding the different development efforts in that part of the world. It was informative to hear the progress made and emerging challenges that are still before them.

Enjoying our outdoor Christmas dinner with the orphans

 Carolyn was in her glory, shopping the local market for their new clothes

I'm finishing this our last blog post from Canada in the middle of our first night back, (jet lag).which is about noon in Kenya.  Carolyn and I can't thank everyone enough for your words of encouragement, prayers and support in allowing us to be your hands and feet here on the ground in Kimilili kenya.  Although the needs there are ongoing we know that the staff and 450 plus students/orphans are much better equipped to face a new school year, the upcoming planting season and the future because so many of you have come alongside them.

Tractor with new tires and a number of other repairs

We will miss our Kenyan friends and the daily greetings from the locals as we made our walks to and from the Center

We wish everyone both here in Canada and abroad a Merry Christmas and a blessed and prosperous New Year. We couldn't say our farewells without saying a special hello to those of you who visited our blog from time to time from the four corners of the world, as you can see from the screen capture of the visitor's stats page of the blog below we had visitors from many countries. Thankyou for your interest.

This is a screen capture of the stats of this past months visitors and the country they are from. 

 Remember, Omwabini  would welcome you there as a volunteer or as a supporter. Do send me an email if you have any questions

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