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Honey and Help

Five little Maasai girls came to draw water, Nalosoto, Jennet, Encamburui, Sombe and Nalanda. I was washing my lunch dishes under a tree in the back yard and they offered to help. They ended up also helping me wash the cement floor of my room getting rid of a week’s accumulation of dust. A Maasai […]

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New Beginnings

These days I am presenting the message of Jesus in a couple of new areas, Golola and Ndene. I go together with a small group of Christians from here at Meshili, the place I live at Olbalbal. In one of our first meetings we talk of the Maasai narrative to explain how death came into […]

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Impatient Kid

One of my Maasai friends on Facebook, Lazaro Ngijuka, shared this picture. Some will do anything for a drink. Click “continue reading” for the picture.

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Questionable Custom

Noorkishon came to me yesterday asking for a help. She needs $20. The Maasai have a custom that is hard to understand. On the day of marriage, a wife becomes her husband’s perfect bank, the place that he can keep his money in absolute safety. His bank, read wife, is safe because she is responsible […]

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Catching Up

Last Saturday Endulen, the mission I left to begin work at Olbalblal, welcomed me for a “farewell” celebration. OleMaporo, Olondooki, Sinyati and Noonkera, two elders and two women from here at Olbalbal accompanied me. It was a great celebration where I got a chance to meet a lot of old friends. Among other things, a […]

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Sad Story

Noorkishon grew up in a very poor and troubled family. Her father, Simel, was a heavy drinker. By the time Noorkishon was old enough to be married, had drank his way through the small herd of cattle inherited from his own father. Noorkishon’s mother, on the other hand, worked hard to feed and cloth her […]

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Wind threatens Panel

The wind here at Olbalbal is powerful. The fold up solar panel that I use for electricity and put on the roof of the car during the day was in danger of blowing away. I solved that by using very thin twine to crisscross the panel numerous times and tying the twine to points on […]

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I can’t think of a single one

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Horrific Leopard Attack

OleKiridi and his son Saitoti were taken to the hospital yesterday. They were herding their village’s goats in a sparsely wooded area at Engruman in the hills above the mission. A leopard tried to make off with a goat. OleKiridi and boy gave chase, hoping to drive the leopard off. The cat dropped the goat […]

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