Today, we had the great privilege of worshipping and receiving the Eucharist with the parish community of Christ the Savior Catholic Chapel in Meru, Kenya. When we drove the short distance to the parish and entered through metal gates, I did not understand that we were actually entering the grounds … [Read more...] about Kenya Journal: Day Seven – February 25, 2018 – Transfigured by Love
Today’s journal entry will be short, as our visit to remote Tharaka County had us on the bus and walking dirt roads for many hours. I’m tired, very tired… but it’s a joyous kind of tired. Tharaka-Nithi County is one of the 47 counties of Kenya located in Kenya's former Eastern Province. The … [Read more...] about Kenya Journal: Day Six – February 24, 2018 – Saturday in Tharaka County
The disciples approached him and said, "Why do you speak to them in parables?" He said to them in reply, "Because knowledge of the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven has been granted to you, but to them it has not been granted. To anyone who has, more will be given and he will grow rich; from anyone … [Read more...] about Kenya Journal: Day Five – February 23, 2018 – The Power of Story
We began today with a love song. Since song and dance are woven into the fabric of everyday life in Kenya, it's become a tradition that at many of our daily Unbound functions, we are greeted with musical entertainment. Today, was no exception, when the elders and mothers of Unbound's Nanyuki … [Read more...] about Kenya Journal: Day Four – February 22, 2018 – Malaika, My Angel
Today, I straddled the Equator and prayed intentionally for the grace to "walk the line" in my life. In a sense, we are hitting our groove here in Kenya. Our group of sponsors has become a family of sorts. We watch out for each other, reminding friends to apply sunscreen and to drink sufficient … [Read more...] about Kenya Journal: Day Three – February 21, 2018 – Empowered Mothers and Walking the Line
Can you remember the very first time you or your child traveled? How about the first time you went to a zoo, slept in a hotel or even used a camera to take a photograph? The past few days, we Unbound sponsors were treated to the joy of being witnesses to these "firsts" as we welcomed our … [Read more...] about Kenya Journal: Day Two – February 20, 2018 – Family Fun Day!
The joy is palpable, but to be honest so are the nerves. On this, my third Awareness trip with Unbound, I recognized some of the feelings in my stomach as a series of on-time arrivals carried me from the podium of the Columbus Catholic Women’s Conference through O’Hare airport in Chicago and … [Read more...] about Kenya Journal: Day 1 – February 19, 2019 – Getting There and Gathering
Hujambo! Are you ready to pack your bags and embark upon another #UnboundAdventure? I'm thrilled to share that in February, we'll again be journeying with my friends at Unbound to see the work being done by Unbound staff and sponsors in the country of Kenya. This will be my third trip to Africa, … [Read more...] about Kenya Journal: Journeying to Kenya with Unbound in 2018 #UnboundAdventure