Spotting an African Red-billed Hornbill on our travels
Among the beautiful gifts of creation that we encounter in Kenya, one has certainly been the African hornbills that we occasionally see at our home in Nairobi, but are a regular part of our experience of the semi arid lands of North East Province (NEP). These resilient birds are survivors and can be found in the most extreme of conditions. This is a photo of one Erica and I saw at the Doloweyn Supplementary Feeding project of CBM, last September at the height of the drought.
While we are receiving an abundance of rain here in the city, NEP is not getting its share. Our colleague William Wako who specializes in sustainable agriculture in the CBM NEP program is very concerned. We met this Friday, after a three-day Farming God's Way training workshop in Kijabe. "It is very dry in Garissa," shared William. "If we don't get rain soon, it will be too late for this rainy season and many people will suffer." Please join us in praying for rain for the people of NEP and the drought prone regions of the horn of Africa.
Also in prayer, please uplift the security situation in Kenya. Yet again this morning, a grenade attack has taken the life of another Kenya and injured ten others as a grenade was thrown into the House of God Miracle church in Ngara, Nairobi. We pray for the peace of God's Spirit to bring healing and reconciliation into this region. We also pray for the conflict in Somalia, and the a resolution of the instability that has far too long created suffering and harm to the people of the Horn of Africa.
We also lift up in prayer our new team mates, the Morgan and Legassie families, as they settle into life and ministry. You can follow both families online through their blogs at:
Members of the CBM Kenya team:
Karen, Erica, Colin, Maureen, Ruth,
Pauline, Aaron, Randy and Elizabeth