November 14th, 2022 by Joshua Blay
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Late entry – 13/11/2022
On the 12th of November 2022, I arrived at the Nairobi airport at 6 AM after a 5hr straight flight from Accra, Ghana. This trip started with a mixture of indifferent feelings with regards to my expectations on arrival.
On arrival, I was quite surprised to find the disparity in weather patterns in Kenya as compared to that which was found in Ghana. All the same, I prepared well by carrying along some warm clothes.
In the airport, moving through passport control and baggage claim was swift and smooth. Outside the airport, I was met by kind Mr. Ephraim who help me get a SIM card and transported me to Bomet.
The journey was about 5hrs to Bomet. During the trip I was very intrigued by the scenery. Which included, the Nairobi National park, the famous Rift Valley and a glimpse of the famous Masai people and their culture. Through these, I came to appreciate for a fact that KENYA is the pride of Africa.
On arrival at Bomet I was so elated on seeing the commmunity and the hospital in which I would be serving for the next month.At my place of accommodation the scenery, the atmosphere, wonderful missionaries and doctors I met just made me feel so much at home.
After settling in, lunch was served, after which I had a tour around the hospital by a benevolent senior colleague. At that point my indifferent feelings were directed and guided to a more good and expectant feeling.
Later that evening , I made more friends notable among them , was a missionary husband and wife from Cote d’Ivoire. We worshiped into the night on the guitar and piano, singing Ghanaian songs, French songs and local songs alike and they gave me good pieces of advice and a better orientation of the core values at Tenwek Hospital of which I eagerly looked forward to.
Sunday, came and it was such an awesome time in God’s presence worshiping in Swahili and English. This experience gave me a perspective on how heaven would be someday with a plethora of individuals joined in one accord to worship. The word that day was Infact very timely, where the Revend spoke about “Jesus Christ as a missionary” thereby widening my scope to how best I could emulate Christ in a hospital that at “treats and allows Jesus to heal.”
I do with utmost desire anticipate a tremendous experience here at Tenwek for the next four weeks and really look forward to impacting lives, being impacted, gathering knowledge and skills from this beautiful community.