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Kenya Chronicles ~ Photo Album III

The first two days at the conference I had the privilege of speaking to the nation's women's leaders. I just adore these women. I made so many friends and can't wait to see them again!

The national women's director, Mama Taifa (pronounced "Tie-eee-fa") prepares to introduce Barb Kuert who will introduce me to the women's leaders.

The women I spoke to were national leaders, sectional leaders, presbyter's wives, and pastor's wives.

The women that you see to my right are the national executives' wives, as well as Mama Taifa - the national women's director.
The ladies listened with rapt attention to every word I had to say. (Um, can we bring them to America?! ha ha No seriously 98% of my ladies here listen too and are just incredible, and for the 2% who don't, they are just do-do heads anyway...)

Waiting for the interpreter to finish so I could continue with my point...

I absolutely loved teaching these women and getting to know them. They brought such joy to my heart!!!

Explaining another point to my interpreter to have them get it across to the ladies in a way they could understand.

Me with one of my interpreters, Mama Joshua. Someone would always be assigned to sit by me and interpret for me what the speaker was saying.

Comments

Anonymous said…
Thanks for sharing your pictures with us...I've been wondering:

Do the Kuerts happen to have a son named Jon? I used to work very closely with a guy named Jon Kuert when I organized the NCU missions trips.
No, they have two sons, Stephen and Adam. Stephen is also a missionary in Birundi.
Anonymous said…
How strange...that last name is certainly synonymous with A/G missions - Jon Kuert is THE main AIM guy in the MN district, lol!!!

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