Archive for July, 2009

July 7, 2009

Kenya Trip

On June 11-20 I had the honor of going on my second trip to Kenya.  I am going to share thoughts from both of those trips soon.  My friend Will Rodes was on that trip and put together an incredible video to share what we experienced in Kenya with everyone at NewSpring this past Sunday.

While we were in Kenya we got to work on 2 major projects that you will see in the video.  The first project was fixing a large concrete water tank.  The tank had a lot of deep cracks in it that we had to chisel out and repair and we also cleaned out the inside of the tank and patched holes.  Very soon the pump for the water source that fills this tank will be repaired and a community of around 1,000 people will not have to walk miles any longer to get water.

The other project we did was to pave the floor of a school with concrete.  We started by digging out the current dirt floor that was in the school and then finding and placing large rocks as a foundation for the floor.  Then we mixed the concrete by hand on the ground and used wheelbarrows to pour the concrete for the floor.   As a result over a hundred children that attended that school no longer have to sit all day with their feet in the dirt, this was enabling a parasite that lived in the dirt to enter under the children’s toenails and eat away at their  feet; The new concrete floor will help to alleviate that problem for the children.

July 6, 2009

The Jesus I Never Knew

My latest article for the Anderson Independent was a book review of The Jesus I Never Knew by Phillip Yancey.  You can read it here.

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