Friday, February 08, 2008

You Never Know

Almost twenty years ago, I was in Kisumu Kenya. My team premiered the Luo translation of the Jesus film and showed it numerous times in Kisumu and the surrounding area working with local churches. It was a life-changing summer and I fell in love with Kenyans.

Now this is Kisumu as Luo tribal gangs have protested the corrupt election. Kisumu gangs of men have armed themselves with machetes and set up burning barricades. Businesses have shut down and workers have fled from the town center.
Hard to imagine a place that meant so much to my heart then being in such chaos. The Kenya staff I worked with and lived with that summer - Reuben and his wife Elizabeth - are in another town now but have taken refugees into their home.

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