Y'all. The guest house is (nearly) finished!!!! And, it has a name. The Kijabe house our family currently lives in was named "Bee Eater" many years ago after a type of bird commonly found here (all the houses owned by the hospital are named after birds). So, we wanted our Guest House to be separate … Continue reading Asali House
by Matt I had the opportunity to travel to South Sudan in April (thankfully not the country where intense fighting is going on) as part of a Samaritan's Purse "Smile" team. We were able to operate on 84 children! In Sudanese culture, many children are given names at birth that signify either the time of … Continue reading Smile!
If you don't like looking at pictures of cool animals, this post will not interest you. If you do, well, pull up a chair... Ol Pejeta is a private conservancy nestled into the foothills of Mt. Kenya in Nanyuki, about a 4-5 hour drive from Kijabe. We've been hearing about it for a while, and … Continue reading Ol Pejeta
I've had a few folks tell me we don't post enough about wee Cecily, so I thought we'd remedy that. I'm writing this Cecily Appreciation Post today for two additional reasons: 1. Her middle name is "Hosanna" and today is Easter Sunday so it seems fitting, and 2. Today is also her 2nd birthday! This … Continue reading Hosanna!
Snooze News: 7th Edition
By Matt I was able to travel to Garissa earlier this month along with two other doctors from Kijabe. Garissa is in northeastern Kenya, about a 7 hour drive from Kijabe. If you ask most people about the area they will tell you: 1) it's hot (mostly a dry desert area with temperatures in the … Continue reading Snooze News: 7th Edition
Pushing Back the Darkness
"We need someone who knows how to swim and emergency services at the sanitation dam."Our Kijabe community text group received this message at 12:50 pm. I read the text message to Matt, and within minutes, he was on his mountain bike racing down to the sewage pond located just minutes below our home.While the circumstances … Continue reading Pushing Back the Darkness
Kijabe Hospital has had an interim Executive Director for the last 12 months (after what was supposed to be a 6 week stint for the interim director when the previous ED stepped down). This morning's chapel service brought great news- that a new Executive Director has been selected, and will start assuming his duties immediately! … Continue reading New Leadership!
AFK Camp 2022
We were able to help host a football (soccer) camp last weekend here in Kijabe with Ambassadors Football Kenya. If you're not familiar with their organization, click on the link there. Aside from a few after-school sports, there really aren't any opportunities like this for children in Kijabe. It was SO fun to see all … Continue reading AFK Camp 2022
I'm not really sure what to call our Mt. Kenya experience from 3 weeks ago- was it a Hike? A Trek? An Intense Form of Physical Punishment to My Calves/Knees/Quads? After seeing a friend's photos from the same trip earlier this year, it put a bug in my ear to think about trying it for … Continue reading Mount Kenya
Was God an Anesthetist?
Sunday, October 16 was World Anesthesia Day. The Kijabe Hospital anesthesia department hosted the hospital's weekly chapel service to commemorate, and Matt preached a sermon that somehow tied anesthesiology to the gospel. I've posted his talk below if you'd enjoy reading it! Matt Kynes "Ephesians 2:4-9 4 But God, being rich in mercy, because of the … Continue reading Was God an Anesthetist?