Imbi and I headed out early this morning for All Saints Anglican Church in downtown Nairobi. The Anglican Cathedral has about 12 different services on Sunday – it’s a happening place. We attended the first part of the youth service (which featured way too many American songs – neo-colonialism @ work) and then joined the 9:30 service in the Cathedral. It was packed. A prof from the University of Nairobi preached – first on the Trinity (as this is Trinity sunday in the Church calendar) and then on the cost of the Stigmatism of those with AIDS. ‘Twas a powerful message.
We then drove out on Ngong Road to the Nairobi Chapel tent and heard a great message from Pastor Oscar on sin – rather convicting. Nairobi Chapel has grown dramatically since we were last here, has split into numerous churches (intentionally) and hopes to have close to 300 churches in Kenya by 2020.
We had a couple from Providence College in Steinbach, MB show up @ our door on Friday to stay with us. We hadn’t been informed beforehand – but welcomed them with open arms. Dennis and Judy are teaching @ the Athi River Daystar campus and had come in to experience urban Nairobi for the weekend. We’ve all just enjoyed lunch @ Java House (where they have free WiFi access – as I’ve mentioned too many times before) and they are off with Imbi grocery shopping. I can’t leave Java House as Imbi has all the cash with her…and I have the lunch bill. I’m sitting @ the coffee bar writing this and awaiting my dear wife’s return.
I’m part way into writing a long post on the Big Man syndrome seen in leadership here and in the West. I hope to have it up in the next couple of days. In some ways it’s a continuation of the post I wrote last year called The “A” Word.