Officers, Boys, and Three Men on a Rock Pile

Officers, Boys, and Three Men on a Rock Pile OFFICERS Over Chai tea and Kenyan donuts our Crossroads team met with two Kamiti Prison Officers and got educated.   Abrahaim, Offer of Human Rights, and Francis, Officer of Operations said they were expecting us, they welcome us, and want us to feel at home.  We …

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Langata Prison Visit – Part Two

Langata Prison - Part Two March 6 is an important date for Sarah, an inmate in Langata Prison, maximum security.  If you’re reading this and a believer who prays, would you take a moment and write Sarah’s name down in your calendar and cover her with prayer that day, asking that she may be given …

Compassion For Langata’s Crowd: Women, Mothers, Mothers To Be

It turns out that English can sound like many different languages.  New York English sounds different that Louisiana cajun English which is also different  sounding than Texas English or Midwest English.   Some parts of the US speak plain ol English but when those of us who speak plain,  talk to those that are in …

“Good Morning Church”

OK, this is going to be kinda raw and unpolished, but it truly is hard to capture what I’ve been experiencing in a polished and succinct way. It’s hard to put words to what it was like to enter a Kenyan prison. It’s overwhelming. It’s profound. To the point I am struggling to capture words. My first …

What’s Not Different

  Today we met the front line.  Brothers and sisters from many miles away came together in one room and we sat a table facing them for five hours.  They are pastors, mentors, chaplains, elders who sat shoulder to shoulder so thankful for this time to meet one another, to be together again.   Brother …

Travel Companions

  Travel Companions   Our Leader Imagine…you’re invited to go to Kenya for the first time with the purpose of bringing words of encouragement to men and women in prison.  Are you excited? Are you also afraid?  That was true of me in the weeks leading up to our departure.   Then I met with …

What Matters Most

  O Hello and Happy New Year Did you set up a New Years Resolution? Did you write down an Intention for the year? Did you choose a word for the year - or in my case, did a word choose you? Or is your tree still up, and you’ve said phooey to those New Years things that …