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Christmas

Christmas was good. We had celebrations here at the main mission of Olbalbal and at the outstation of Ngoile with midnight services also in both places. Fr. Arkado had the masses here and I went to Ngoile. Here are a few pictures of the church service here. There was roasted goat and a meal of […]

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Soccer Woes

Our village football team won the match against Loongoku three weeks ago Sunday in a penalty shoot out. Our rival, Loongoku, is a Maasai village a half hour away by car. Everyone here has been looking forward to the match that took place a couple of days ago, hoping for an outright victory. Both teams […]

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Triplets!!!

Triplets were born earlier this afternoon to a young woman in a nearby maasai encampment. Details are sparse so far and we are all waiting to hear if the infants survived and any other news of the family. Day 2 – This is an occurrence that is almost unheard of in Maasai county. People say […]

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Deadly Rivals

A seven foot long cobra attacked a man inside a house yesterday afternoon in the village closest to my house. The Maasai elder felt something touch his head while sitting on the skin bed next to the fire. He brushed it off and a heavy snake dropped from the roof to the floor in front […]

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Lions Near

Lions have been unusually active around Olbalbal these days. There have been a number of sittings both at night and during the day. Maybe it has to do with the presence of large numbers of wildebeest. The wildebeest are giving birth these days and presenting a threat to the health of Maasai cattle. Cattle find […]

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