If I sound like I am all over the place, it is because I am! I am trying to type as fast as I can before I have to catch the next matatu (bus) home! I must digress though and give a shout out to my sister who came up with the most brilliant idea to write a note to me each day that I was in Kenya! My mom tagged along with the idea and I have a thought for each day! Some are facts, scripture verses, and just sweet notes to remind me that the reason I might feel homesick is for a certain reason---I am so loved!
So to sum things up quickly: I went to an elephant orphanage, giraffe center, and tribal dance show the other day where I kissed a giraffe and learned really neat facts about elephants like how they are pregnant for 22 months...girls, count your lucky stars!! I have eaten yummy things with no trouble so far, I am counting my fingers! Tomorrow I leave for safari with my friend I made Jenny and then when I return I will begin my volunteering in Watamu!
Today I volunteered in an orphanage called St. Dorkas. When asked where the name came from the head mistress stated it was from Acts in the bible. Dorkas means to give with all of your heart to God, and that is what she and the others are doing. I could literally write an entire blog tributed to Justina (the lady running the orphanage) and her blind faith! I had elephant tears in my eyes as I saw how she had done so much with what little she had been given.
I wish I could write more, but hopefully I will be able to soon!
Nakupenda (I love you),