Sunday, October 7, 2012

CBM Kenya Canadian Thanksgiving

 Andrew, Natalie, Tristan and Caleb

CBM Kenya Thanksgiving Dinner

This evening, we enjoyed a great Canadian Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner with our fellow CBM friends at the home of Wayne and Maureen Morgan. It was a fun time of catching up with the Legassies, Morgans, Godwins and Caleb Bannister who joined us from his studies at the Rift Valley Academy. We are so thankful for having such great team mates, especially during our celebration of Thanksgiving when our Canadian family and friends are so far away.

Michael, Caleb, and Sean

One of the coolest parts of being a part of a team, is watching our kids grow up together. It is remarkable the change that we’ve witnessed over the past six years. Emma was the same age of Ava now, when we first came to serve in Africa. And Caleb would have been around the same age of Emma today. We are blessed to have such a great group of young people in our CBM family. Watching them hang out together and lean on each other is such a gift!

Ava and Jenny working off their turkey dinner

2012 Maple Leaf Ball

Snap shots from the Maple Leaf Ball

Last evening was the annual Maple Leaf Thanksgiving Ball of the Canadian Association of Kenya. After a busy year of planning and preparation, Erica and the other association executive members saw the fruit of their labour as over three hundred guests filled the Muthaiga Ball Room for a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration. It was a lot of fun to get dressed up with some of our CBM colleagues and enjoy a fun evening with other Canadians and diplomatic guests. 

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

October 2012

Erica sharing with Dr. Karanja and the Godwins
in Haruma, Nairobi, about the CBM Urban Muslim
Women’s Self Help Group project

Today we had the pleasure of travelling into the Eastland’s community of Haruma with Colin and Karen, and their dad, Bob Godwin, to meet with the moderator of the ACC&S. We were visiting the community outreach project of the National Church Council of Kenya (NCCK) in Haruma, a neighbouring community of Eastleigh. It was a great opportunity to learn more about the broader work of the Christian community in this part of the city.

Erica and Karen with nurse Phoebe 

The communities of Haruma, Eastleigh and Pangani have been under great stress as insecurity has risen in the area. Please remember these communities in your prayers.

Aaron with the Godwins

We also had the great pleasure of visiting with our good friend and colleague Tim Bannister early this morning as he was passing through the Nairobi airport on his way back to Liberia from Farming God’s Way meetings in South Africa. We continue to think of Tim and Diane as they build a new work in West Africa with CBM’s partner there.

This afternoon, Aaron had the fun of speaking at the Rosslyn Elementary School chapel. He shared about the importance of holding onto the good and letting go of the bad. It was great to be apart of Ava’s weekly worship time with her teachers and classmates.

Monday, October 1, 2012


AVA our Wonder-Girl!

Today Ava turned six years old. She had a fun super hero themed party with her kindergarten class after school at Rosslyn Academy. We played games, evaded nasty villains, discovered our super powers and had lots of cake! We want to thank our friends for coming and helping with the party and for the way you have showed so much care for our kids!

A Super Birthday Cake

Mommy as the black cloaked Villianessa!

Kerry as the Sinister Yellow Blob!

Emma and Ava captains of the super-girls team!

Ava and her teacher Mrs. Burr

Ava's SUPER classmates

 Daddy with Emmanuel

Let the games begin!