Friday, August 07, 2009

LIVING IN THE BUSH


We pitched our tents in an acacia thorn bush enclosure the Maasai people had prepared for us. This was to keep curious kids,goats and the hyeneas out. We were between Pastor Simons and Mama Joyces' mud and dung homes. The home pictured is where we ate dinner every night.

Their dinner time is about 9pm and consisted of rice, potatoes and cabbage. Once in a while we had some fresh peas thrown in.





Playing catch and frisbee with the children from the area.


Hubby having a conversation with one of the kids. As you can see, there isn't much wood to construct their homes.


A wild game of frisbee. Note the Maasai men in the far left of picture in their traditional dress.
It was after 5pm when these pictures were taken so I'm afraid they are a bit dark.
Enlarging each pix will show everything more clearly.
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13 comments:

Kansas Bob said...

Thanks for sharing these pics and for serving the Lord this way.. so glad that you are both safely back.

Beverly said...

Thanks for sharing these.

AphotoAday said...

What interesting posts! You really were out there in the bush, weren't you?

Rice, potatoes, cabbage and the occasional peas sounds pretty good, but trust me -- it's a lot better with a slather of catchup...

Great faces on those girls -- the human spirit is resilient, even when recovering from war...

John Roberts said...

I've been enjoying your trip through your camera. After trying a couple of other agencies, we've been big fans of Compassion's work. We've supported a girl in the Philippines through them for several years. As far as I'm concerned, Compassion does things right!

Abraham Lincoln said...

Really nice photography. I have enjoyed all the photos.

MedaM said...

Your photos are wonderful. What I can see only on the TV you have seen and felt with your heart in private! What experience! I really admire both you and your husband.

AVCr8teur said...

Your pictures look fine. It is so interesting to see how other cultures live and eat.

Laurie said...

These are such amazing images. Such a contrast to the lives of even some of the most modest of us in this country.

Hildred and Charles said...

Wonderful photos, especially enlarged. Thank you for sharing.

Faye Pekas said...

This must have been so exciting and rewarding. Thats quite a chow hall you had :)

AJ said...

visiting u here from dubai!

i was just touched to see those shots..and their untold stories behind..

great works.
il be right back..! RGDS,

Life with Kaishon said...

The land is so stark and yet so beautiful. I love the details that you captured. And I LOVE those children : )

tsduff said...

I've been reading your post with pictures - utterly fabulous! I haven't been keeping up with my blogging, so had no idea you went to Kenya - really amazing photos. I'm thrilled you were able to help build a building! I've never gone on a missions trip - but have always wanted to. Thanks for sharing your beautiful trip with us. Now I have to go look at the rest.