May 2024

May 28, 2024

Jambo everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve been able to sit down and update you guys! It’s crazy how time flies and life’s busyness takes over! Today, I decided to try to beat the system! Before going to bed last night, I brought my laptop and tea kettle into my room so that I could hide out…

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February 2024

March 4, 2024

Jambo everyone! I hope you are all doing well and 2024 has gotten off to a great start! I can hardly believe that I’ve only been back in Kenya for two months… a lot has happened in a short amount of time! To say we’ve been busy is putting it mildly! In January, we were once again…

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January 2024

January 13, 2024

Jambo everyone! Wow! Can you believe how fast 2023 flew by? It seems like each year passes more quickly than the year before! When I stop and realize that we have been in Kenya for more than twenty years, I can hardly believe it! And when it occurred to me that we came to Kenya when I was…

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November 2023

November 9, 2023

Jambo everyone! I hope this finds you healthy and happy and looking forward to a wonderful holiday season! Things are hopping here at In Step Children’s Home! All of the high school kids, except the four seniors who are taking finals, are home! In Step Academy and Junior High has closed for the year and we are waiting for…

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September 2023

October 17, 2023

Does time fly on that side of the world like it does here? I can hardly believe another month has passed! The weather can’t decide what it wants to do! When it was supposed to be raining, it was only showering.  Around here there are three classifications of rain; 1. Rain – what most people would call…

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August 2023

August 31, 2023

Jambo everyone! I hope you are all doing well! I know many of you are winding up your summer break and preparing for your kids to start a new school year. While here, we are just starting the last term of our school year before our “summer” break! It has been a busy few weeks as the kids…

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July 2023

August 3, 2023

Jambo everyone! Here I am, back in Kenya, enjoying the grind of real life and rainy season, after a wonderful time with my family, at home in Washington! I’ve been struggling to get caught up on everything left undone while I was gone, and I feel like I’m finally getting there! Okay, I’m never completely…

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June’s Jambo Newsletter from Jeff!

June 29, 2023

Jambo everyone! Surprise! It’s Jeff writing this month’s Jambo letter. Carla has been back in Washington state, taking a well-deserved respite, visiting with her folks, and enjoying our kids and grandkids. So, we (we being Carla, me and Estha, and Tori) thought we’d try something a little different this month, and that I’d give you…

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May 2023

May 23, 2023

Jambo everyone! I’m so sorry that this update is so late! Things have been crazy at home, with all high school kids on break! They are now at the age that if you keep them home, within the campus, they become very restless, which isn’t pleasant for any of us! LOL! I thank God for our amazing social…

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March 2023

April 4, 2023

Jambo everyone! The rains are here! Farmers are planting maize! The grass is turning green! Flowers are blooming! Kids are roping off their shambas (farms), some with innovative irrigation systems!  Rain water is being “harvested from the metal roofs around our place and a strange relief, which always seems to accompany the first rains, is felt everywhere you…

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