Author Archives: Brooks

Kitale to Mombasa

Roger has been an avid fan of the 49’ers for years.  Last year when we moved from our home of 14 years into a smaller rental home in a maybe-questionable neighborhood, he told me the story about the 49’ers Coach … Continue reading

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Traveling Has Its Little Challenges (and Big Rewards)

Traveling has it’s little challenges.  The scary thing is that I’m VERY worried that I might be becoming accustomed to them.  Little things, such as a chicken sitting in the chair beside me or a cockroach crawling across the dinner … Continue reading

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Samuel — From the Brewery-Home

You may remember Samuel, Paul, and Maxwell who I wrote about several days ago.  Their mom is the one who had resorted to selling alcohol from her backyard brewery in Bikeke Village.  I’ve been concerned and wondered if the boys … Continue reading

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The Brewery

Reeking of alcohol an old man sat pompously across from us in the tiny dirt floored hut.  Sadly, this is home to a young widow and her three sons.  The man, ragged, filthy, and very aggressive, is a client who … Continue reading

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Lillian

A few days ago we trekked around Bikeke Village visiting some of the homes of the orphans who are being sponsored by Appleseed.  (I think I mentioned earlier that orphans in Kenya are kids who have either lost or been … Continue reading

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A Gift to Us and to Orphans

Just had to write this before it gets lost in the sea of experiences day to day… we spent the morning in Bikeke Village with John, the Director of Liberty School.  We were visiting the homes of some of the … Continue reading

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Meet Janet

When I first met Janet five years ago, she was a young bride.  Her husband had courted her for several years by buying her meals, topping off her mobile phone and buying her an occasional soda.  He never gave up … Continue reading

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