Sunday, October 7, 2012

Uriri Worship

Rising for breakfast this morning, Jonnie & I decided to rearrange the furniture in the girls' guesthouse just like good Girl Scouts...striving always to leave things better than when you arrived. One thing always leads to another...

We had pancakes and plum jelly for breakfast...Kenyan style...with chai.

Then we were packed up and on the road to Uriri. Several hours on the road with beautiful scenery and interesting conversation brought us to the gates of Uriri Orphanage. Before the gates were opened we could hear the choir singing how happy they were to have us there.

The church building was packed with children and church members waiting for us to arrive. They introduced each of us and service began! The choir sang several songs-first English, then Swahili; scriptures were read and explained introducing each segment of the worship; then John preached. When the offering was taken, I leaned to Maureen and asked her to arrange for me to buy the offering basket. We were greeted with love, hugs and kisses. Kenedy and Mourine served a bountiful lunch in their home. We had time to present gifts to Mourine before it was time to hit the road again.

Bouncing along the road, we arrived at the soap stone shop for our stretch stop just before the clouds burst. Then we enjoyed the ride through two hours through the pouring rain. About thirty minutes before arriving at the Tea Hotel, we came to dry lands...a welcome sight for unpacking a vehicle.

The gardens here are gorgeous. The weather is pleasant and the food was delicious.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a wonderful Sunday in a delightful country!