November 22, 2011
by Roger Oakland
This will be my final report with regard to the trip I made to Kenya, Africa in November of 2011. While I am severely jetlagged having just arrived home last night, I wanted to write this report while the experiences are still clearly etched in my mind.
Yesterday, for me, was a running together of three days with a few hours of sleep here and there. I got up early Sunday morning in Kenya and then finally went to bed at my home in Southern California Monday night, over fifty hours later. God has sustained me through a couple of weeks of intense ministry in Africa and brought me home safely.
Here is how the long trip home went. _______ to _______ by car took four hours, then to Nairobi by plane was one hour. Five hours in the airport at Nairobi then a nine hour flight from Nairobi to Brussels where I was in the airport for another three hours. Then an eight hour flight from Brussels to Newark where I had a five hour layover and finally Newark to Orange County Airport in California which took six more hours- 24 hours of actual flying time interrupted by a lot of time spent in four airports.
I spoke at Pastor Achilla’s church Sunday morning before we left for Kisumu. During this time, we were under a tin roof rather than a tent. As the meeting was winding up, it began to rain in torrents. As different people prayed for me, it poured harder and harder. Just as we were ready to leave, the rain suddenly stopped and the sun came out. I was able to take a photo of Grandma Mary and several of her grandchildren that I had visited the night before when it was too dark to see their faces.
We arrived in Kisumu with plenty of time before my flight for Nairobi so we spent some time with Pastor Nelson. He was the pastor who had organized the meeting held in Kisumu when I first arrived in Kenya. We found a place where we could eat and have some final fellowship. Pastor Nelson is a member of the team of pastors put together by Pastor Achilla to spread the truth of the Word of God in Kenya. Click here to continue reading.