No.15 – Africa 2017 part 1 – Kampala (Rwanda & Burundi); George; bus to Kijabe Hospital in Kenya

I arrived at Entebbe Airport early on Tues 25th April and waited till Bp Isaac Makokha met me. While waiting, i turned down the usual collection of taxi drivers, but gradually became more relaxed with Driver George. We had a cup of tea together and by the time Isaac arrived – the 3 of us were friends. George took us to the ‘Holiday Express Hotel’, Kampala where we had lunch with Revd Celestin and his wife Liberatha from Rwanda. They had studied at Scott University, Kenya and served as missionaries for AIC – Revd Celestin as Bishop. They will continue with easyKinyarwanda and to encourage Kinyamurenge in Rwanda and Kirundi in Burundi.

Next morning, Wed 26th April, Isaac and i took a bus to the Kenyan border and on to the AIC Hospital at Kijabe.
There we soon met Isaac’s friend Justus Marete, Africa Director of Bethany Kids. He also spoke well of Tony and Judith Sykes of EMI. I once taught Tony Physics at Boston Grammar School, Lincolnshire, UK. For EMI he now designs buildings for missions like at Kijabe. They are currently in Burundi – soon to go to India.
Justus also knows the Rxxxx family who are living in a very dangerous town in East Kenya – seeking to help Somali people.
Justus, himself takes a team to visit former patients from the hospital – particularly children – to all parts of Kenya and to most surrounding nations. He has offered to find us teams for easyBibles and to be a local check on any money we send to Kenya. Justus and his wife Christine kindly gave us tea.

We had already met the Chaplaincy team and after a night in a guest house we met them again on Thur 27th April. Led by Revd Geoffrey Ndivo these chaplains were encouraging and delightful – photos soon. They offered to start easyMeru and Gikuyu. Chaplain Sylvia is keen to use our veryeasyEnglish Bible Stories with her young patients and the club she runs for them.

After a second night at their guest house we left by bus, matatu and motorbike for Kisumu by Lake Victoria – the third city of Kenya.

More soon.

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