Kenya 2010

On March 4th, 2012 a group of Christian bloggers began an adventure in Kenya that took them to the Maasai tribe, through the second largest slum in Africa and into the homes and hearts of Compassion International’s children. Make this journey with them again through their words, pictures and videos.

Our Trips: Kenya 2010

About This Trip March 3–11, 2010

On March 4th, 2012 a group of Christian bloggers began an adventure in Kenya that took them to the Maasai tribe, through the second largest slum in Africa and into the homes and hearts of Compassion International’s children. Make this journey with them again through their words, pictures and videos.

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Corn, Dirty Water, & Jet Fuel

That’s all you need for Mathare whiskey, the powerful potion of escape for so many calling Mathare home. We walked past the brewery and found out that it costs only 25 cents to get drunk on this crudely prepared booze.

The Mathare slum is the most congested and dangerous slum in Kenya. There are no words, images, or videos that will EVER be able to adequately expose the extreme poverty and searing smells of a place described best by hopelessness.

You will never understand until you have navigated the narrow paths of mud littered with dead animal carcasses, used condoms, and rotten food, had your nostrils burned with the stench of raw refuse, listened to the sound of trickling water struggling to flow in open sewers filled with every kind of trash imagineable, and hoping against hope that you don’t get hit by a sling toilet.

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A Father To The Fatherless

Just when I thought my heart couldn’t break any more, we drove to our Compassion project today and saw this…

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Sight For The Blind

Eliud is eighteen.

An orphan for ten years, he lives alone in a home made of cardboard, wood and corrugated metal. It’s eight feet long, five and a half feet high and five feet deep.

Because of a sponsor named Nick in Northern California, Eliud has enough – but you and I would call him poor.

Eliud prefers it that way.

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Today, I Went To Hell

Armed guards (or bouncers, as Kenyans call them) walked us down a descending, muddy trail into Mathare Valley, one of Kenya’s largest slums, where 800,000 people live in an approximate two mile area.

Bile rose up in the back of my throat as my senses were overwhelmed with raw sewage and the smell of depraved humanity.

Silent tears streaked my face as we walked tightly in a group at a fast pace. We were told to “get in the project and get out” as quickly as possible.

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Touched By An Angel

On Sunday, we worshiped with Kenyans at one of the Compassion International projects. As we entered the village, hundreds of children ran up to us. It was the first time I felt mobbed by kids, but in a positive way. They were extremely poor.

Once I entered the church building, I immediately noticed a girl in a pink satin dress, her Sunday best. She was Down’s Syndrome and absolutely beautiful.

I found a seat and Gina found me.

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Older Posts

Mission accomplished! Time to go home. »

Risk, Care, Dream, Expect »

Hope flows through Mathare »

A Father To The Fatherless »

Sight For The Blind »

Shoes of the Slum »

Corn, Dirty Water, & Jet Fuel »

Today, I Went To Hell »

The Hope of the Mathare Slum »

Tears, Laughter, Tears, Laughter… »

The Gritty Reality of Being a Child Sponsor »

The Day Of Spiritual Jealousy »

Being a Sponsor is Not Easy »

Crocodile Shoes »

I’m Leaving A Piece of My Heart In Africa »

My Rescue »

Better Than Oprah & Crab Cakes »

The Gritty Reality of Being a Child Sponsor »

The Power of 2 »

Day 3 photo walkthrough… »

In the Shoes that Share »

The Parable Of The Zebra »

What Does My Sponsored Child Learn at the Child Development Center? »

Day 3: Why I'm in Kenya »

Education. Education. Education is the key. »

What Sponsorship Means To A Family »

Beautiful Kenyan Children Singing »

don't turn away »

Kenya: 40 photos and 40 words »

The Humanity in Humanitarian »

What Moves You »

True Religion »

Confessing to Something That Probably Means I’m Human »

Get Gobsmacked :: Save Babies »

The Power Of One »

The Shoes of an Orphan »

A Bridge For Cows & Miracles »

Seeing Is Believing. Believing Is Changing. Change Is Contagious. »

These Shoes Dance »

Engaged in Hope »

First Look At Kenya »

Meet Michael Baraka… »

Day 1: Moved With Compassion »

Good Neighbors Don’t Pray »

And That's A Good Thing »

Breaking The Cycle Of Poverty »

Owen »

Safe In Nairobi »

Nairobi, Kenya! »

You Will Always Have The Poor »

Leaving On A Jet Plane »

Trip Photos

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  • Compassion Bloggers visit to Peru November 12-17, 2012 to write about the ministry of Compassion International. compassionbloggers.com/peru
  • Compassion Bloggers visit to Peru November 12-17, 2012 to write about the ministry of Compassion International. compassionbloggers.com/peru
  • Compassion Bloggers visit to Peru November 12-17, 2012 to write about the ministry of Compassion International. compassionbloggers.com/peru
  • Compassion Bloggers visit to Peru November 12-17, 2012 to write about the ministry of Compassion International. compassionbloggers.com/peru
  • Compassion Bloggers visit to Peru November 12-17, 2012 to write about the ministry of Compassion International. compassionbloggers.com/peru

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