Welcome to Kasiki

Kasiki is a kiswahili word meaning "water jar". For many years Peter and Caryn have helped raise funds for Church World Service (CWS) through our local Foothills CROP Hunger Walk in Littleton, Colorado. Last February (2006) Peter and 11 other volunteers traveled to Kenya and Uganda to see how CWS uses the money to help people in East Africa through many different types of development programs. This February (2007) we are both going as volunteers. Peter will be using his expertise as a hydrologist to help CWS and local Christian partner agencies evaluate community water projects. Caryn will be assisting in the water efforts, and writing about the people we meet and communities we visit.

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Preparing to go

Preparing to go. The Lord is connecting us to all kinds of people who have all kinds of connections in Kenya. It's as if there was a spider web around us, but it was always in the shadow, so we never saw it. Now, the sun shines on the web and we see threads connecting us to all these people: the Sonners, the Samuels, Wanjiru Mukunga, the CROP folks, and more. I have a feeling the connections are only beginning. Exciting!
So far, we are carrying quilts, money, and a keyboard to Kenya. Wonder what we'll bring back from Kenya.