Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Our Time In Kenya: Day Five: Sept. 9th

Day Five began with loading up for our trip to Amboselli National Park area further south.
We had our modest breakfast at the hotel and visited with our Burning Plow Team members as they loaded up the car. Then as we were leaving town, we stopped back by the church to say goodbye to the Pastors as they were returning to their homes across Kenya. It was a wonderful time of loving on them and listening to their impressions of the previous day's meetings. I was blessed to hear how much the Pastor's meeting under the trees meant to them. We had our pictures made with several of the Pastors and their wives, then waved to them as they walked down the street toward the bus stop. It was a great time of loving on them.

Our Team members headed to Olosinya for the next two days to canvass the area around the church using outreach teams who came from surrounding churches. They were to go door to door and also to show the Jesus film in the Maasai language. We will meet up with them before noon on Friday.

We left Kibwezi and travelled south for several hours to the gate of the Amboselli National Park. Just outside the gate is a safari camp called "Kibo" which is styled after safari tents. Each cabin is built upon a concrete floor with enclosed bathroom area and thatched roof but has tent sides that roll down and  zip closed. Out the front door of the cabin was a perfect view of Mount Kilimanjaro. We arrived in mid afternoon but they had prepared lunch for us in the Camp Restaurant which was very nice.  This is a place where people come from all over the world to the game park. We saw Chinese, Japanese, Icelanders, French, Germans etc. It was truly a nice retreat. We ate lunch and went to our rooms for a nap before returning later for supper. We felt very pampered. After supper they had a camp fire blazing and we got to watch a Maasai show/dance where they pulled me out to dance with them. I am sure they thought I was one of those white men who can't jump! The sky was blanketed with stars and the Milky Way was awesome. It was a truly African night.

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