Thursday, August 13, 2009

PRECIOUS FACES OF KENYA



I loved how the tiny babies were always peeking out from their Mothers backpacks. Some babies were frightened by our white skin.



I was constantly swishing the flies away from these sweet faces. Their Mothers didn't seem to be bothered by them.



Most pictures of kids had thumbs up signs in them. The little guy on the left wasn't sure how to get his thumb up.



This is Mary. She had learned fairly good English in school and we could converse a little bit. When I was standing next to her she sighed and reached up to run her fingers through my hair. Mary shrugged as if to say, I just can't help it. Your hair is such a different texture than mine. She fluffed it and patted it, then said it was nice and giggled. This was a very special moment for me. It was one of trust and friendship across cultural boundries.
As always enlarging each picture will show the details more clearly.
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17 comments:

Sunny said...

These pictures tug at one's heart, such sweet faces.
Sunny :)

Sharodindu said...

Very rare photographs....very simple but touchy expeience...
Thank you for sahring!

Kerri said...

Your post brought tears to my eyes!

Olivier said...

superbes portraits, surtout la première. j'adore.

superb portraits, especially the first one. I love.

Sujomi said...

How beautiful! These are such wonderful portraits.

Pequete said...

These are truly beautiful photographs, thank you for sharing your travel with us!

MedaM said...

Your staying there is also a great experience and wonderful event for those beautiful children. I love the smile on their sweet and innocent faces. Your photos are touching and fantastic and really precious.

AphotoAday said...

Well, who would know that a red-mop could diminish cultural borders.   Really beautiful photos...

imac said...

Hi, Thanks for your visit and kind comments.
What a wonderful set of posts and all the hard work, with these beautiful people.

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh, these pictures melt my heart. I love that we love the God that loves all of these people. So special. They are beautiful in every way!

flyingstars said...

touching shots!

Faye Pekas said...

Sue, this is such a touching post. The story of mary tells a lot about you. She felt comfortable enough to feel your hair and know it was ok.

I would do the same with the flies. When I see the children on TV with flies on their faces, I always want to brush them away.

And yes, there was a happy ending to my gibbon ape story. The two are settled comfortably on their little island like an old married couple these day

Shammickite said...

Hi Sue.... so you are back from Kenya! What wonderful pictures! I have been away on vacation so I am just now catching up on blogs. The building of the Masai community centre is a great event for the people who will be using it.... well done to your church group! Great pictures, love those happy children's faces!

Kate said...

The portraits that you captured with your camera speaks volumes...more than words can express! Your devotion to helping other cultures is admirable.

AVCr8teur said...

Those 3 kids are so cute. I think the little one on the left was giving the "hang loose" sign.

Hilary said...

Tearing up here. This is so beautiful.

Jack said...

Really These pictures tug at one's heart, such sweet faces..thanks for the post..

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Jack
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