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Sudan or jail?

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In many ways today has been pretty rubbish. We had planned to visit Kijabe Mission hospital today to look into options for baby Craig's delivery, and it was a bit disappointing. The highlight was an amazingly helpful American Doctor who patiently listened to and answered all our questions. However, I then needed a compulsory HIV test which took hours and hours to find the results, we were then given the bill of the equivalent of £70, so David had to run back to the house for more money, meanwhile the staff had lost my form, and then David rushed back breathless from the jog at such a high altitude, only to be told we'd been given the wrong bill and it was only £40 which we had on us. All very frustrating and took 4 hours.

We were lucky to get a lift to Nairobi with our lovely hosts, the Yosts, which saved us a hairy matatu ride and spending more time & money travelling, and then we visited an immigration contact, Isaac, who broke the bad news to us that our visa situation is either to leave East Africa or possibly face court charges and jail. Spending 3 months in a Kenyan jail doesn't really appeal, but then flights to Sudan, Ethiopia etc are pretty expensive. We need to be out of the country by Wednesday so I'm not sure yet what we'll do, but we're returning to Kisumu tomorrow so can hatch a plan with Jordan.

David here: Em has been very stressed today and I am finding out more about being the rock-steady husband in the midst of whirlwinds and high emotions when trying to think of a wife and a little unborn who feels the mother's intense feelings she is experiencing. We believe that God is in control and allowing us to go through this confusion and rocky road for a purpose, but we may only understand the reason for the upheaval and complete change of plans in hindsight. We were talking about when we return to the UK and begin living there again, life will seem so much more dull. In some ways, we would appreciate a bit of a dull life just now...

Posted by africraigs 11:49 Archived in Kenya

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