|Primary school children at the welcome ceremony|
The village is an almost two hour ride from Machakos, the town where our hotel is. Half of the driving was on the Mombasa Highway, busy with truck, bus, and motorcycle traffic. The other half was on a winding, washboard-like dirt road that offered more shakes and sways than an amusement park ride.
After a warm welcoming ceremony filled with introductions and songs and dancing by the women and children, we met with the leadership team to discuss development issues facing Kiu. Throughout the day, praising God was an essential part of every moment. We finished our time there by attending a wedding in a local church. We even had our picture taken with the bride and groom. Love of God and neighbor suffused everything we experienced on this, our first full day.
|Meghan and Dori with the children|