One of the things that I (Cathy) absolutely love about East Africa is how people celebrate. There are different ways to do it, depending upon the occasion, and someone always seems ready to organize a celebration!
For the past few months I’ve been included in many welcome and bye-bye ceremonies for visitors coming to Kipkaren to serve alongside our ELI team,
celebrations to honor parents,
a greeting for boys who were new arrivals at the Kipkaren Children’s Home,
prayer days at local schools,
and river baptisms.
Each has its own fanfare. Some, quite exuberant, others more quiet. Yesterday I participated in one of the quieter forms of celebration. My friend Jeniffer, the ELI Kipkaren Children’s Home secretary, had a beautiful little boy on July 23rd. Unfortunately our busy ministry schedule has kept us away from home for most of the past two months so I hadn’t been able to visit. After spending a rainy Monday afternoon whipping up some baby bibs…