It is a busy season for us! God has been so gracious with our support raising process and we have cherished the times each week that we can chat with friends and family about joining the team. Ansley is passing 32 weeks pregnant and things are going great, but it also means new kinds of … Continue reading February 12 Update from Matt
Why am I doing again what I said I'd never do again? I'm a sinner, first of all. And secondly, because we're headed back to Kijabe next year! So here we are, re-instating ye olde "Kynes Catch Up" blog, which I said I'd never start to begin with. Today's Plan In the book of QuotesPeopleTreatAsBiblicalButAren't … Continue reading The “Kynes Catch Up” is Back!
Kenya is known for its diverse bird life, and I love discovering new (to me) birds. Here are a few we've spotted. Some type of Shrike- we think it's a Long-Tailed Fiscal Shrike Giant PelicansThey could eat our Florida pelicans for a snack White Fronted Bee Eaters White Fronted Bee EaterI added this second pic … Continue reading Birds of Kenya
We had our dear friends the Matouseks (Alexi, Sarah, and their two oldest kids Sam and Evie) in town last month. We took them to Crescent Island where we took Kath and Sandy, because where else can you find mountains, water, and safari animals all in one spot?? I mean.... just look at this place … Continue reading Crescent Island (Again)
The blingy NBO airport It feels weird to be typing this update from the US-of-A, but we're thankful to be back. The travel was long and tiring (drive to Nairobi, hop on a plane from NBO --> Dubai for 5 hours, wait 4 hours, hop on a plane from Dubai --> IAD for 14 hours, … Continue reading We’re BACK!
I can't believe I just typed those words. We've been married for TWELVE years? We met in undergrad at the University of Florida when we were 18 years old. Matt pointed out that next year, in the year 2020, we will have known each other for exactly half of our lives. HALF. That's crazy talk. … Continue reading Cheers to 12 Years!
An excellent article titled "On A Wing and a Prayer" was just posted, which touches on funding and human resources issues being encountered at faith-based hospitals around Kenya. We'd encourage you to pause for 10 minutes right now to click and read it. It's lengthy, but stick with it. "Founded more than a century ago … Continue reading “On A Wing and A Prayer”
We have a lot going on in the next 3 weeks until we leave Kijabe (June 28). Matt has two separate out of town trips and plenty of projects to finish, Gracin/Truett will wrap up at their respective schools, we'll all have lots of goodbye dinners and playdates, and then we'll have plenty of packing... … Continue reading In 3 Weeks’ Time…
There are a few troops of baboons that live around Kijabe. Powell likes to call them 'boons. They frequent the incinerator and trash areas, and as ugly as their booties are (it may seem cliché) but I'm absolutely fascinated with watching them interact. Their human-like-and-simultaneously-wild behavior is so intriguing to me. Bui the dog alerted … Continue reading ‘boons
We've really enjoyed getting resident discount rates at some of Kenya's national parks- there are like 60 around the country, and each one we've seen has been incredible. Hell's Gate in Naivasha was no exception. This is the park that the creators of The Lion King (TLK) visited to get inspiration for their renderings. I … Continue reading Hell’s Gate