Wednesday, March 5th, 2008
I have known of Rift Valley Academy ever since my sister Julie worked there for a time in the 70s. It is a well-known day and boarding school founded by AIM in Kijabe and sits about halfway up the escarpment of the Rift Valley. Craig Sorley was a boarding student there, grades 8-12.
Adjacent to RVA is the AIC hospital. To all my medical friends I say, if you want to see medicine in a new way, come work at a mission hospital. Most cases are far advanced and there are conditions that are rarely if ever treated in the US.
Today, after walking around a bit at RVA and eating spaghetti lunch amidst a tent-full of student clamor, we drove down the hill to the hospital to meet Dr. Harry Kraus. I “met” Harry first through his writing. Since then, when I knew I’d be coming to Kenya, he and his wife, Kris, were kind enough to invite us to visit them. So this afternoon we had tea–I mean chai–and then this evening they took Talitha and me out to eat at a Java House (apparently founded by Americans who thought there ought to be a good place to buy good coffee in this coffee-growing country).
Once again, it’s late and time to sleep. Tomorrow I’ll be attending a Care of Creation workshop for farmers: Farming God’s Way. Talitha will be doing something she’s never done before, but more about that later.
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