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Leap of faith into de Nile...

Jinja, Ebenezer and border crossings

Wow, what a lot has happened since our last post... Pictures probably sum up the last week better than me droning on so here goes...
Our friend Helen joined us
Helen arrives in Kisumu...

Helen arrives in Kisumu...

and after much advice from various people we decided to take a trip to Uganda to see whether it would be considered sufficiently 'out of Kenya' to obtain a new visa. This was a bit of a gamble as technically they could refuse to give us new visas as it's still East Africa, but we thought it was worth a try... Unfortunately this meant we had to visit the beautiful spot of Jinja, the source of the Nile, and spend 2 nights camping by the falls...

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Naughty Jordan

Naughty Jordan


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Bujungali falls

Bujungali falls


At our commissioning/ leaving service in Bellevue back in January, we played a clip from Simon Guillibauld's DVD 'Three Seconds' about how life as a Christian is about taking risks, and how when we take leaps of faith we do it in the knowledge of trust and security of God being with us. This was the clip in which Jordan decided to go to Bible college and had inspired me and David with our decisions to be in Kenya, and so without 'over- spiritualising' a bungee jump, it was kind of special that 6 months later David and Jordan did the same jump that Guillibauld had done to illustrate his point...

David jumps....

David jumps....

Jordan jumps...

Jordan jumps...

de Nile

de Nile


Mad men

Mad men


Jordan jumps...

Jordan jumps...


Can't bear to look...

Can't bear to look...

We came across this verse a few days ago which reminded us that whatever the outcome at the border, God was with us and has been with us so far...
'...He named it 'Ebenezer' (Rock of Help) saying 'This marked the place where God helped us'...

We will think back to the Kenyan border crossing as a place of 'Ebenezer' as the customs officer gave us new visas with no questions or challenges or fuss, which means we are now all back in Kisumu, rather than me and David treking to Rwanda or somewhere on a 20 hour bus ride and leaving our guests to fend for themselves in Kisumu. We are really thankful to anyone who prayed for us about our visas and to God.

'God is good' boat

'God is good' boat

Posted by africraigs 23:01

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