Category Archives: Words and a pic

Words and A Pic – November 30

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Here in Kenya though, it is just another working day. We and the other missionaries and Americans celebrated on Sunday afternoon. We had decorations and the doxology, conversations and casserole, pie and a puzzle. Loved … Continue reading

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Words & a pic – Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Being involved as faculty/staff at ANU is a rewarding but often intense job for Amy and me. We treasure the chances we have to get off campus and recreate. This afternoon was one of those times. The Nairobi Music Society … Continue reading

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School vacation? Hardly!

Teachers work hard. Teachers in Kenya are no exception. Due to several variables in the past, many people had been allowed to teach, particularly at the primary level, without a bachelor’s degree. A few years ago, the government decided that … Continue reading

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Words & a pic – November 9, 2016

On Friday, November 4, our younger son, Brad, married Emily (Em) Papp. We flew from Nairobi to Des Moines, Iowa for the celebration. In the days leading up to the wedding, we had time as a family, including John, who … Continue reading

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“She’s famous!”

Greg and I are visiting all of our favorite haunts from the last time that we lived in Nairobi. A week or so ago, we visited Yaya Centre. The Indian restaurant has changed its menu. Unfortunately, all our favorite dishes … Continue reading

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Just who is the Great Commission for?

Is the Great Commission – or the “Supreme Order,” as the French say – for all followers of Christ everywhere? Ask Reverend Evans and Njeri Katanga. Evans grew up in the Church of the Nazarene in Harare, Zimbabwe. Some years … Continue reading

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Top Ten Signs you are learning Swahili at Africa Nazarene University

10 – You greet campus security and others as you pass by them saying “Habari” and they reply “Nzuri sana” with a smile. 9- The ladies at the campus library cheer when you reply “Nzuri sana” to their greeting to … Continue reading

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