May 13th

Saturday May 13th, 1967
Mombasa, Kenya
This morning M.G. went to teach his class at the Muslim Institute.  I made a cake for tonight and made up rolls.  Tim Law came up to play with Alan and Kenny.  This afternoon I made out the rolls, fixed the curry for tonight, and did the last minute chores for our guest tonight.  The Chaplain brought Dorsey White from Va. along with him.  We showed them slides of Africa and of our work here.  The Chaplain brought Alan and Ken some M & M’s and some orange slices candy.  Also he gave us some cough medicine, medicated powder, and aspirin for children to use in our clinic.  This is through operation handclasp.

If you have read any of the other posts in this blog you know my Mom was always cooking something.  We were having guests tonight and she was making sure that they would have plenty to eat.

Tim was the son of other missionaries in Mombasa and was Alan and my running buddy during those early years.

Knowing Alan and I the last minute chores Mom was doing involved a mess that we had made during our sometimes destructive play time.

Tonight’s guest was the US Navy Chaplain and his friend.  I am sure he may have groaned inside when he saw Dad get out the projector and screen but as you can see from my included pictures Dad was a great photographer.

Alan and I welcomed the gifts of M & M’s and candy with open arms and probably started to devour it post haste.  I am ashamed to say that Tim the running buddy did not share in our largess.

We were always on the lookout for medical supplies because they were sometimes very difficult to get.

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One Response to May 13th

  1. Rebecca McBride says:

    Seeing the comment about medicine makes me realize that I take way too much for granted. Wal-Mart or whatever place you shop at, is only a five minute drive here. Yet, your father is driving 50 miles round trip to get your glasses fixed and your family was glad when medical supplies were sent or given to them.
    WOW, how much I take for granted!
    By the way, Love the new format. See you in Sunday School.

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