|Fisherman, Lake Victoria|
It forms Earth's protective atmosphere. It distributes water and energy usefully around the planet. It is the medium of weather.
|Black-headed weaver bird|
It supports flight and sound, yet allows the passage of light.
|Boarding the plane at Jomo Kenyatta Airport, Nairobi|
We joined in for some get-acquainted sport. The "Trippers" - mostly New England adolescents who signed up for the three-week summer camp - had arrived the day before.
|Pastor Nelson Ida|
|Godfrey and the kitchen staff|
|Sheila and kids|
As the 18th century American Quaker John Woolman urged on himself when embarking on thorny ministries, at the Kakamega Care Center "love is the first motion."
|Rachel Williamson reunited|
Kay Ray's arts & crafts productions on a dining table...
|...and drying on a hedge|
|"Okay, everybody, here's what's supposed to happen."|
1. Put some powdered
pool chlorinator into an empty Coke bottle.|
2. Add a little Coke.
3. Watch it fizz. (Chemical reaction of chlorine + sugar.)
|OMG, a geyser.|
They got everybody involved with their sudsy laboratory. It's in the air.
One day we walked to town to take the kids for a treat. Each one has an American sponsor who sent along a little extra money for the occasion. The kids had to make their purchases within a fixed budget, a tough exercise around the world involving limits, priorities, and arithmetic.
|At the bookstore|
Then we went out for a treat.
The Kenyan camp counselors reminisced about their own days of fun. Many of them had grown up in the Care Center. Some now were at the university or had families themselves.
|Beatrice, Kelvin, Tony, Meshach|
|Doris (center) and others|
|Augustan with his sponsors, Mitch Newlin and the Rays|
Like the air, we can only see each other's spirits through what our spirits can move. By themselves they are invisible but capable of filling our sails and sustaining flight. We know them by what they do.