Me and two of my sisters in Nairobi circa 2000.
“Generally I and Nairobi were in very good understanding, and at one time I drove through the town and thought: There is no world without Nairobi’s streets.” – Isak Dinesen, Out of Africa
I want to write, but I find no words. Many have asked if I have ever been to Westgate in Nairobi. The answer is “Yes.” When I see the images on the news, I know the places; I’ve walked those streets. I’ve sipped coffee in the sunshine on the verandah at ArtCaffe.
Y’all, I love Nairobi. And, Nairobi’s people. And, they are hurting.
I’ve heard from friends. They’re safe. Shaken, but safe.
Like many people around the world, I’m waiting and watching and praying for an end to this ordeal.
Will you join me?
Pray for the victims and their families. Pray for physical healing for those who are injured and for emotional and spiritual healing for everyone. Pray that the people of Nairobi (Kenyan and expat alike) will not be held hostage by fear. Praise the Lord for how he has protected so many and for the way people have joined together to help the hurting. Pray for Kenya. Pray for peace.
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