LIVE from Kenya — Week 6

This week hasn’t stopped, and neither have we!

As we start the beginning of the end of our time here at Maisha, we have had no time to become emotional. This week was by far the busiest week Maisha has seen in a long time.

We kicked off our week with an awards ceremony for all the local schools, and ranked students on merit and test scores.  We are so proud to say that Maisha Academy has some VERY bright students. Maisha did exams with 23 different schools in the district and placed in the top 3! Nearly 450 students took the same exams and 38 Maisha students placed were in the top 10 for different subjects.  Lastly we are proud to announce that our very own Beryl Jane placed first rank out of all 450 students.  We are very proud of all the hard work they have put in this year!

On Thursday and Friday we hosted a Medical Clinic in our newly certified facility to serve the local community and Maisha students.  4 health care professionals from the Bridgeway group were put to good use.  Several of their friends who work with a medical outreach near Maisha joined us for the 2 day clinic that saved many lives.  All for free, they tested countless cases of malaria, typhoid, and many other conditions and injuries.  I am so thankful for all the people who donated their time and money to help us cure and pray for so many sick people.

Friday saw the launch of our new discipleship project The Gospel Project as well which will be featured in a coming guest blog!

The FINAL big event of the week is one I’m sure you all heard about, that’s right, the first Maisha Run for Life Marathon!  As many of you have heard, yesterday was the big day.  Early this year, a team from Oklahoma came and entered the Rift Valley marathon, along with several people from Maisha, calling themselves “The Run for Life Team.”  This inspired the people of Maisha to host their very own, in their local village.  In recent preparation for the marathon, we lost one of our very own Oklahoman Run for Life members in a tragic accident that happened a few days before the race.  Devastated by the loss of a friend, all of the runners wore a picture of her on their shirt to honor the special woman who inspired them to run.  Rest in Peace Mimi, thank you for all you did for Maisha.

As the summer is coming to an end, I have very little time left here at Maisha.  My time here has been amazing, and I have learned so much.  With only a blog or two left, I can’t believe it’s almost over.  Until next week –

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