Sights of Everyday Life – Part One

Dear Friends,

I want to share some scenes of every day life here in Nairobi. These five scenes stand out to me because they are not part of my every day life in Coshocton, Ohio USA.

traffic blog 2

Traffic- There is lots of it here in this city of 3.36 million people. In fact, traffic congestion is one of the things Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, is best known for.

Fruit Stand Blog

Fruit and Vegetable stands-They are scattered everywhere. This is a picture of the stand right out side the gate of our estate. The one on the right I stop at about every other day. The gentleman that runs it tells me, “You are my customer” because I go there so much. Note the beautiful bright colors of the fruits and vegetables in contrast to the dark stand.

Head carrying blog

Carrying goods- The items people can balance on their head as they walk about the city is impressive.

Man pulling something blog

Wheel barrels- Old and young alike will be seen pushing wheel barrels of all sizes and shapes full of just about anything.

painting blog

Wall Hanging- This wall hanging in our house was painted by the wife/mother of the family that resides here normally. It is Swahili for “It is not that we loved God but that God loved us.” On Father’s Day it is appropriate to remember we all have a Heavenly Father that loves us so much he sent His Son to die as a sacrifice for our sins. He did not do this because we love Him but because He loves us.

Happy Father’s Day to all the amazing Dad’s out there reading this letter.

Until next letter,

Laurie

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