Arrived Safely in Nairobi

Dear Friends,
Jambo! I am now in Nairobi at Wildebeest Camp safe and sound. The planes were on time and I enjoyed the trip though by the end, I was ready to be off the plane. The first leg, nearly ten hours, the plane had lots of empty seats so I got to stretch out over two of them, a nice treat for such a long flight. Deanna, I read that book you recommended and it was good-I enjoyed it. In Amsterdam, I looked around at the stores and the little art museum in the airport. (Trust me to find the art museum.) The second leg of the trip from Amsterdam to Nairobi, I spent with two great seat mates, Russel and Lily. Lily was a crack up, she made me laugh a lot with her talking Jesus doll she takes photos of when she goes on trips. She is very clever and is here to work with people with HIV. Russel is here to help get four small business off the ground. We were all three from the US and all here for ministry so before we landed, we took our picure together and prayed. I was really excited to see Italy from the sky! And I got to see a lot of Italy.
What has surprised me most so far? The Visa line. It wasn't actually that long but it was really slow. I took it as my first cultural experience and made conversation with those around me. The man from Wildebeest was waiting for me with a sign for "Sarah". He told me we were waiting for another person too and when she showed up, we found out we have the same name. Sure made that sign easy! He drove us to the hostel which is lovely even in the dark. There are gardens, a large house, and a patio with fire pit where we were shown a display of Masai singing and of course, we had to join in on some of the dancing. Now I am going to head to bed and hopefully get some sleep. I fell asleep this afternoon over the Mediterranean Sea but I think I'll still sleep through the night. And let me just tell you, the Sudan is indeed a lot of desert. The sand just goes on forever.
I hope you all had a great weekend! Tomorrow is the school visitation!

Asenta sana (Thank you very much) for your prayers.

365-09 #343

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Walking the Sea: Arrived Safely in Nairobi

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Arrived Safely in Nairobi

Dear Friends,
Jambo! I am now in Nairobi at Wildebeest Camp safe and sound. The planes were on time and I enjoyed the trip though by the end, I was ready to be off the plane. The first leg, nearly ten hours, the plane had lots of empty seats so I got to stretch out over two of them, a nice treat for such a long flight. Deanna, I read that book you recommended and it was good-I enjoyed it. In Amsterdam, I looked around at the stores and the little art museum in the airport. (Trust me to find the art museum.) The second leg of the trip from Amsterdam to Nairobi, I spent with two great seat mates, Russel and Lily. Lily was a crack up, she made me laugh a lot with her talking Jesus doll she takes photos of when she goes on trips. She is very clever and is here to work with people with HIV. Russel is here to help get four small business off the ground. We were all three from the US and all here for ministry so before we landed, we took our picure together and prayed. I was really excited to see Italy from the sky! And I got to see a lot of Italy.
What has surprised me most so far? The Visa line. It wasn't actually that long but it was really slow. I took it as my first cultural experience and made conversation with those around me. The man from Wildebeest was waiting for me with a sign for "Sarah". He told me we were waiting for another person too and when she showed up, we found out we have the same name. Sure made that sign easy! He drove us to the hostel which is lovely even in the dark. There are gardens, a large house, and a patio with fire pit where we were shown a display of Masai singing and of course, we had to join in on some of the dancing. Now I am going to head to bed and hopefully get some sleep. I fell asleep this afternoon over the Mediterranean Sea but I think I'll still sleep through the night. And let me just tell you, the Sudan is indeed a lot of desert. The sand just goes on forever.
I hope you all had a great weekend! Tomorrow is the school visitation!

Asenta sana (Thank you very much) for your prayers.

365-09 #343

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7 Comments:

At November 29, 2009 at 2:17 PM , Blogger stacey brown said...

Hi Sarah,
glad you got across the world well. Liked your reference to Bilbo Baggins (Neal's all time fav.character..he even named his bike Bilbo) Keep the African news coming! The trip sounds perfect so far.
Love,
Stacey

 
At November 29, 2009 at 2:26 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sarah, Dad and I have been checking your blog and were so happy to see that your feet are on the ground safe and sound. We both can feel the excitement for you. Be safe. We love you, Mom and dad. :),

 
At November 29, 2009 at 5:32 PM , Blogger Hinzi said...

Sarah,

Glad to hear you made it safe and sound to Nairobi! And I liked the report on Italy and the Sudan from the air. Be prepared for an even slower customs line coming back from Amsterdam; they just assume everybody is trying to smuggle drugs. (Sorry, I am not trying to spoil your trip).

It looks like you are off to a great start; thanks for sharing!

 
At November 29, 2009 at 7:17 PM , Anonymous Deana said...

Oh, I am soooo looking forward to more of these updates. I thought of you all day yesterday and this morning about the time I thought you might be arriving. Glad you enjoyed the book! You don't waste anytime getting through one, do ya? ;) God bless you, my friend. Love, D

 
At November 30, 2009 at 10:08 AM , Blogger MaryKate said...

Sarah, so happy that you arrived safely and have started your marvelous trip! MaryKate

 
At December 4, 2009 at 10:59 PM , Blogger Deborah said...

WOW! Walking around busses and cars? Zowie! I second the comments-glad you are there safely, and I am praying for you! I have an Africa bookmark, and it is one thing that reminds me! Hugs and smooshes!
Deborah :)

 
At December 11, 2009 at 8:55 AM , Blogger Mx. MB said...

I really enjoy traveling vicariously through your eyes and words. What is the temperature there? It is -8C here though sunny.

Blessings
Morningbear

 

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