Wednesday, March 14, 2018

The Whole World

How priceless is your unfailing love, O God! 
People take refuge in the shadow of your wings.
Psalm 36:7 (NIV)

It is hard to know what experiences will live on in our memories of this time in Kenya.  It was a bigger experience with more “moving parts” than in the past.  In one sense, this “bigger, more moving parts” seems like the theme of Tenwek 2018.  See the other blogs:

Another reality is that we have been more connected to the world than the isolation we have felt in previous years.  Connection to news and church services were surprises.  We were able to hear Jack Hage sing “He’s got the Whole World in His Hands /This is my Father’s World” with backup from the choir at Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church.  It moved us to tears here in Kenya!  

Maybe some of the best moments were the ones like walking to the hospital with my son and visiting him in the operating room.  Or maybe, it was seeing the Special Needs Team journey off with Solomon to deliver wheel chairs.  Or maybe it was just seeing grandchildren making friends here in Kenya.  What ever experiences it has been an extraordinary experience for us!

As Miriam reported, we are given gifts like the gourd.   What we have also been given are gifts of friendship and love that we have felt from our home community as well as here.   These gifts are priceless and are freely given!  

Thanks for being part of our experiences here in Kenya, 2018.

Marvin & Miriam



  1. Love always to you both....Ed

  2. Much love and thanks for you two and your precious family. Am praying for those you leave behind and for safe travels.

  3. Thanks as always for your reflections!