Travelogue December 2019 – January 2020

19 January 2020  

Today I would like to report my second journey to Kenya and about the visit in our childrens home.

I took my flight on 29.12.2019 from Amsterdam to Nairobi.

After arriving in Nairobi I flew to Kisumu. On 30.12.2019 I’ve landed in Kisumu.

The home-mother Eunice and my godson Bernard collected me at the airport with a matatu. It was a big suprise and joy for me that Bernard was also there. For him it was the first trip to Kisumu and he was amazed of everything.

We went all together to the supermarket for shopping. At lunch, I invited everyone to a meal before we started our journey back to Rangwe.

As we arrived at Samsons and Eunice home everyone welcomed me. Our leader of the association and Michael from from Switzerland were already there.

We enjoyed our evening in the childrens home. During this time we had a camp with all homebased-children and children from the neighborhood from 28.12.2019 till 010.01.2020. Samson gave us a preaching an I introduced myself.

On the next day there were football games between children of Nazareth and different schools from midday till evening. It have played four teams.

In the afternoon I could visiting my parent family with Eunice. I’ve given them my gifts and the mother and children were very happy about it.

Due to the reason we had new years’s eve the children were dancing with music. Afterwards we were dancing with music. Afterwards we were sitting all together at the bonfire. My godchild Bernard was also with me and it was an unforgettable time as well as a special turn of the year for me.

On the first day of the year took place a preach in the morning.

After the preach our homebase-children went home.

One day later we went to the next biggest city to Homabay to buy food. After this we drove to Samsons birth place to Lambwe to visit his family. We also wanted to see our fontain which we have built there. We have visited poor families to give them food which we bought in Homabay. After that we could enjoy a meal in the church. As a present we received a chicken which we gave Samson and Eunice. After arriving in Rangwe we got invited for eat dinner from Yunis.

We also visited poor families in the bush to bring them food parcel together with Eunice. As well we met little Adrian and his family. Adrian is doing well after his treatment (check on the Nazareth website) and the parents were very thankful and happy.

One day later we ate the last meal together with Michael and listened to a preach.

Michael flew back on the next day. Eunice and Markus took him to the airport in Kisumu.

The new Nazareth kindergarten has started in the beginning of January with the baby class.

From day to day new children were joining the play school. As long as the new building is not finished the children are going to erudite in the new guest house where two teachers are employed.

In the evening we cooked al together Pizza and the children had a lot of fun.

On a Saturday morning we had “happy breakfast” in our childrens home.

We also visited another childrens home next to Rangwe which is called “Ebenessa” and we distributed candy. The children were very happy about our visit.

It was amazing to experience the african church service with the singing and clapping. Also to see the sunday school.

On the 12.01.2020 was our farewell dinner in the childrens home.

It was hard to say goodbye.

Markus and me where taken to the airport in Kisumu.

After visiting the touristic market we have have eaten a meal together.

Afterwards we took our flight to Nairobi. From Nairobi we flew to Amsterdam on the next day and forward to Germany. We have landed saftely in Germany.

It was a special journey and a wonderful time in Kenya, but the time went very fast.

Daniela Pletz