Greetings from Nairobi! I’m here! I’m actually here!!! I’m exhausted and dying for a shower, but I’m here! All my flights were great – to Toronto, to London, to Nairobi… no lost bags, no customs hassles, no problems getting a visitor’s Visa (other than a reeeeeallllly long line in the Nairobi airport), nothing!
I’ve got lots to write from the last five days (wow – five days? Is that all?), but for now know that I’m safe and sound here at Mayfield, a guest house run by AIM in Nairobi, sitting in bed under my mosquito net and enjoying the quiet night punctuated only by the odd call of a bird here and there.
Tomorrow brings a full day – the first of my 5-6 days of orientation here in Nairobi before I head up to Korr, which includes some Swahili lessons and a matatu (taxi) tour through Nairobi with Janet, the short term assistant. Looks like I’m diving in head first! WAHOO!
Holy smokes! I’M REALLY IN AFRICA!!!
If you’d like to pray for me, here are some ideas…
* For a smooth and timely acquisition of a work visa
* For all things transitional – adaptation to life, safety, remembering not to drink the water, learning curves, etc