Sue, Toby & Richard update 19th November

Posted by on Nov 19, 2016 in News, Stannard | No Comments

Our final few days in Magina have certainly had their highs and lows. One high was the party that the Care Centre people organised for us on Thursday evening; the lowest point was the discovery of an infestation of bedbugs on Monday! On Sunday we were at Millicent and Eric’s Church again with the now […]

Useful Kenyan phrases and their English interpretations

Posted by on Nov 16, 2016 in News, Stannard | No Comments

This is not a phrase book for Kiswahili or Luo, but rather a guide to English phrases that our Kenyan friends use that may be easily misinterpreted. It is a good road. There may be some tarmac, but it will also have potholes/crazy traffic and will probably mainly be a dirt track, possibly even deteriorating […]

Sue, Richard & Toby update 12th November 2016

Posted by on Nov 12, 2016 in News, Stannard | No Comments

Sue, Richard & Toby update 12th November Greetings once again from sunny Kenya! The temperature has been in the 30s most of this week, hitting a high of 37 one day. We understand that it’s not quite as warm as that back home! Don’t get too jealous, though: the relentless heat during the day means […]

Sue, Richard and Toby update 5th November 2016

Posted by on Nov 5, 2016 in News, Stannard | No Comments

It may be 5th November, but there are no fireworks here tonight! We’ve had a few spectacular natural shows in the sky in the form of electric storms over the past few nights, but very little rain. The 30 minutes we had on Tuesday helped briefly, but much more is needed, however inconvenient it might […]

A journey to Kisumu from Magina

Posted by on Nov 5, 2016 in News, Stannard | No Comments

Following last year’s guide to driving in Kenya, we thought we would invite you to join our guided trip from here to Kisumu, the ‘little city’ (according to Millicent) about 30 minutes away. Sue noted down various points of interest along the way. When you read this, you will understand why we pray each time […]

Sue, Richard & Toby update 1st November 2016

Posted by on Nov 1, 2016 in News, Stannard | No Comments

We’ve been at Magina, near Kisumu, almost a week as I write this. Apologies for lack of contact – we have had some internet challenges and we have also been busy! But we are all still alive and well – thank you for your prayers and continued interest. A lot has happened since our arrival, […]

Sue, Richard & Toby: expedition to Endau

Sue, Richard & Toby: expedition to Endau

Posted by on Oct 22, 2016 in News, Stannard | No Comments

In the past few days, we have visited the clinic that Pamoja built at Endau. Most people in Kenya have not heard of Endau: it is a remote place. Pamoja trustees built the clinic there because some of them knew the Church pastor, who convinced them that there was a real need in this area. Endau […]

Sue & Richard back in Kenya

Sue & Richard back in Kenya

Posted by on Oct 15, 2016 in News, Stannard | No Comments

Here we are again! We flew to Kenya on Thursday 13th October, flying direct this time to avoid any unplanned stays in Istanbul, such as we had this time last year. Slight hiccup in getting on the plane, as Sue was pulled over in the security check: she had a CD player in her hand […]

Sue & Richard update Saturday 9th April

Posted by on Apr 9, 2016 in News, Stannard | No Comments

Sue & Richard update Saturday 9th April As I write in Nairobi late on Saturday afternoon, the rain is coming down and the thunder rumbling around. We’ve had some very pleasant warm days (rather like the best of an English summer) since arriving back here late on Tuesday, but there is definitely a change in […]

Sue and Richard update Saturday 2nd April

Posted by on Apr 6, 2016 in News, Stannard | No Comments

Here we are again!  Weather report first:  most of this week has continued to be hot – so hot in fact that the locals are complaining!  We hit 37 one day, but last night we had a thunderstorm (accompanied by the inevitable power cut) and some rain, and today has become cooler – the locals […]