|Katie and Ruth's Daughter|
|Caleb and Ruth's Son|
|Movie night in a mud hut!|
|Cleaning the Oasis Guest House to move in|
Then we found a new sense of gratitude. The day we moved into a brick home that freed our family up to live alone, we had a giant celebration. The day we went from no electricity to solar energy was another reason to rejoice. The afternoon water poured through our kitchen faucet from the well was a tremendous blessing to us and to our next door neighbors, who also used this water and a toilet that flushed – We felt like kings and queens on our new throne (Haha!). We found contentment in every little added blessing.
In some ways, we feel the same today about Kijabe. We can’t believe that we get to live in such a beautiful and relationally rich (in a different way) area where our kids can attend a Christian school, and we can continue to work to rescue and develop orphans. Looking back at the challenges we faced living in the Guest House, we now realize that things were more difficult there, but we had been content because our perspective was rooted in the circumstances from which we’d come.