Monday, 18 March 2013

More News from Kenya

Hello Friends!

I hope all of you are well! I just wanted to give you a brief update on last week and what I have been up to recently. 

First of all I would like to say thank you again to my followers and those that have left me very encouraging comments. I just want to continue to strengthen the communication between my home and here to help you to better understand our role in Kenya. It is easy to feel like you have been forgotten about being continents away and I appreciate the feedback. 
In recent election news, Kenya is anxiously waiting to hear the court ruling from the election that took place on March 4th. As the entire country shut down with few buses running and most shops closed everyone was glued to the TV to count results as they came in pole pole (slowly slowly).  Odinga the CORD candidate (running against the President Elect Kenyatta) claims that the IEBC (election committee) was unfair in its' tallying of results. He claims that much of the IEBC's  equipment did not work properly and also mentions various other problems that took place during the election. Odinga is claiming that it would be unjust to not challenge the results especially under Kenya's new constitution. As soon as the ruling is made and peace is present (as it is currently) then I will begin traveling around Kenya to check in on the people the OAIC has been training this past year. I will be documenting stories and learning from their training experiences to determine which of the OAIC’s methods are most effective. I am really looking forward to this and will keep you updated on my travels.

Yesterday was my opening appearance as a praise and worship leader singing at Christco Central Church near Kibera. To sum up my experience I just learned the songs the day before including two Swahili songs and the one that I went home and practiced got changed the day of. Of course I didn’t know this until I was standing on stage and the song came on. Thankfully I had a tambourine so I could cover my mouth and hide the fact that I had no clue what was going on. Don't worry I had help there were many others on stage to back me up too.  Needless to say I am looking forward to my next worship leading experience this coming Sunday. I have really enjoyed Chirstco Church and feel as if it is a home away from home. 

We also started an NCAA basketball bracket in the OAIC office today. It will be quite interesting considering that I had to explain to my co-workers what exactly they had to do. I will keep you updated on our office competition. I’m sure it will be very entertaining. 

Christo Central Church

1 comment:

  1. Catherine - I have really enjoyed seeing your dad's Facebook posts, pictures, and videos from his trip to Africa and elated to see your blog! The whole church is so proud of you and the courage I know it must take to travel to a land so distant in travel and culture. Hayden, my son, was 31 yesterday and I look back on when he was born and it really does seem like yesterday. One of these days you will look back on this part of your life with great pride and a true sense of accomplishment. Keep writing! Look forward to seeing you soon! Harry Alexander