Friday, June 19, 2009

We made it!

After almost 3 days of traveling, my younger sister and I made it to Kitale, Kenya.
She was absolutely amazing during the incredibly taxing trip, probably having a better attitude than I did. We left Long Beach, CA and headed for NY on a red eye, then transferred to a 12 1/2 hour flight to Dubai (longest in my life, can't even imagine how Cassie felt, it only her 4 or 5 flight ever.)From Dubai, we flew on to Nairobi, where we had to spend a the night and then caught a bus for 8 hours northwest to Kitale...We slept 12 hours last night...

Cassies first shuttle ride in Nairobi...

After a restful night we got up and went to Oasis. Pastor Steve and a bunch of college age students (including Chris and Matt) are staying at the compound for the summer. They were having a street kid washing day for all the kids that attend Oasis and live in the area. It was so great to be back and see everyone, it felt like I had never left. They were even more excited to meet Cassie and she got mobbed by all the kids.

She jumped right in and helped direct the medical clinic line.

Our friend and driver Alan...was board

Cassie dug this kids style

Me and the munchkin

Tomorrow we are going to an IDP camp.
Thanks for all your prayers and support, we'll keep the updates coming...