Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Christin's Kenya update

Hey all!

Just wanted to let you know that I have arrived safely in Nairobi, Kenya. After a 2 1/2 hour delay on our first flight, getting bumped to another plane for our second flight, running through the airport, and then a really, really long plane ride from Amsterdam to Nairobi, we made it and only lost one suitcase :)

Things are much different here. There aren't any streetlights --anywhere -- and the roads are really poorly maintained. I've only seen one traffic light -- just like Geneva, NE, but with about 1 million more people. The convent is nice, if spartan. I will be so thankful to get home to my mattress, egg crate, and fluffy pillow. The food is a little iffy -- but what I expected. Hopefully, I will get used to it in the next couple of days or you can expect a much thinner me when I return :).

Today was the first day at New Life Home. The babies there are so wonderful and amazing--it's hard to imagine how anyone could just abandon them. Babies get brought there by the police and hospitals in really bad shape. Right now, the youngest they have is 4 months and the oldest is 2 1/2 years. They are at capacity for numbers right now. Everyone is really nice here and I'm excited for the adventure that lies ahead. I'm going to try and email again in the next couple of days!

Take care!
Love, Christin


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