April 10, 1971

Dear Mom and Dad,

The bishop brought me down here to Kijungu on the weekend. He was coming down anyway for a visit so it worked out every well. We are in the middle of the rainy season and the last forty miles or so gave a little trouble but we got through ok. The bishop will stay until the end of the week and then go on back to Arusha, taking Ray Buchler with him who will now go on leave.

The two kites were waiting for me in Arusha when I got in. I put the red one together the same day we pulled in here and the kids have been having a lot of fun with it. It caused quite a stir in town here the first time it went up. Quite a number of people came running to the mission to find out what the trouble was – at first sight everyone thought it was some new species of bird. There was quite a bit of excitement at one point when it was attacked by a hawk and disappointment when it didn’t fight back.

As I figured, Vince Stegman and I both will be going to Kijungu. He is really a good cook and is going to teach me some of his specialties.



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