The Endau Experience etc.

Posted by on Nov 21, 2017 in News, Stannard | No Comments

This will probably be our last update while in Kenya. In 48 hours, we should be at Nairobi airport, preparing to fly home. There’s so much to reflect upon, but for the moment we’ll mainly be writing about our trip to Endau. Sheena, our sister-in-law, arrived in Kenya on Monday last week, as we arrived […]

Sue & Richard update 11th November

Posted by on Nov 11, 2017 in News, Stannard | No Comments

Keep reading – there are some pictures further down! Our time in Magina has come to an end, and we have travelled from near Kisumu today to Turi, near Nakuru, to visit friends from UK who are here in Kenya for two years, teaching at St Andrew’s School. We’ve only been here a short time, […]

Fowl Wakenings and a Funeral – last Saturday in rural Kenya

Posted by on Nov 5, 2017 in News, Stannard | No Comments

If we hadn’t realised it on previous trips, the last few weeks here in Kenya have reminded us very clearly that life here is very different to what we have in UK. Particularly out here in ‘the rural’ in Luo land, it certainly isn’t just like Chandler’s Ford only hotter! A picture of the day […]

Glimpses of Heaven in mud huts, and other news from Kenya

Posted by on Nov 4, 2017 in News, Stannard | No Comments

Hello again from Kenya. We’ve had a good week here: positive news about Millicent, the politics are settling down, at least for the moment, and we’ve found plenty to do with our friends here. Let’s start with Millicent. She had her triple bypass operation on Tuesday (31st October) and it went very well. Every report […]

Sue & Richard update 28th October

Posted by on Oct 28, 2017 in News, Stannard | No Comments

Greetings once again from Kenya. This is the usual (for this trip) mix of news about Millicent, politics, and what we’ve been doing. Millicent first. She had a good flight to India and is being well looked after at the hospital. She has undergone thorough tests as a day-patient, and she let us know today […]

Sue & Richard update 24th October 2017

Posted by on Oct 24, 2017 in News, Stannard | No Comments

These are strange times here in Kenya. The weather is odd for a start: the locals are saying it’s quite unpredictable these days. Not as hot as it has been on previous visits, though still shirtsleeves weather – but plenty of thunderstorms and rain. Heavy rain here also means that the previously dusty ground rapidly […]

Sue & Richard update 18th October 2017: Kware, Millicent, Magina, Elections….

Posted by on Oct 18, 2017 in News, Stannard | No Comments

We made it back to Kenya! Despite some misgivings about coming here during a time of political uncertainty (more of that later), we have seen very little sign of any trouble in the places we have been so far. After good flights (from Southampton – so much easier than London!) followed by long queues to […]

Elections in Kenya 2017: September update

Posted by on Sep 17, 2017 in News, Stannard | No Comments

This is a brief update on the political situation in Kenya. It is not a detailed analysis of what is happening in the country, but rather an outline to enable Pamoja supporters to pray. We do not get involved in party politics, but we pray for the election of politicians who are not corrupt, and […]

Sue, Richard & Toby – Home again!

Posted by on Dec 7, 2016 in News, Stannard | No Comments

Ten days after arriving back home I’ve finally got a few minutes to complete our Autumn 2016 Kenya blog. We’ve been enjoying little luxuries like drinking water from the tap and having hot showers, but have also been busy reporting back on our visit to Pamoja Trustees, checking and passing on the annual reports and […]

Some pictures at last!

Posted by on Nov 24, 2016 in News, Stannard | No Comments

So after many words, here are some pictures.  I thought – what pictures would you like to see?  Building toilets?  New storage units?  Solar panels being installed?  Or, even more exciting – putting in a new drain?  I’m sure all those things are appreciated by the people at Magina, but they pictures can wait!  Instead, […]