The Shelby Family

Loving Life in Kenya...

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We have been serving the Lord as BIMI missionaries in Kenya, East Africa since 1997!  We are happy for the opportunity to serve Him here, and we thank Him for every blessing to our family & ministry.  This is a blog of some of our personal family happenings, and in short - our Shelby Summaries!


A Trip to the Coast of Kenya...

Of all the places I have ever been, and of all the beautiful things I have seen, getting up early to see the sun rise over the Indian Ocean is the most spectacular of all.  It was family vacation for a week at the coast.  All sunburnt from the day before, we hurried out of bed before the sky began to turn in color.   The still heat and humidity of that early morning,
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Paradise Lost...

My family and I had gone to a place called Paradise Lost.  It was a place that had beautiful scenery such as a very large wooded area, a spectacular waterfall, a large lake that we took a boat ride on, and a huge cave that seemed to go all the way back to the middle of a cliff that was there.  We drove through a coffee field in order to get to the place where we were going, and when
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Going to Market...

The market is the place to go to not only buy fruits and veggies, but everything!  From clothes to curtains to electronics and toys, some of their wares aren’t very good quality, but they’re cheap.  The stench is horrible as the intense sun beats down on the stinking mud—mud filled with rotten vegetables and manure from the market’s “garbage collectors”: goats,
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Walking in Kenya...

In these hills, adventure thrives, whether we go to a church member’s home for a late afternoon lunch, or go to the market for fruits and vegetables, or go on visitation. There is no telling what you may come in contact with on our walks in the area. Footpaths are the commonly used means of transportation; these paths wind up and down, and twist around every which way through the forests and across
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March 10, 2013 - Update/Kenyan Elections

Dear Praying Friends and Family,Thank you to everyone who has prayed for us and for Kenya throughout this past week. It seems like everything is back to normal in Kenya for the moment. We have not had any more reports of trouble since yesterday. The opposition party still plans to take the election matter to court, so we may still see some tense moments in the days to come. Once they take their
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Election Results May Elicit Strong Response - News from the US Embassy Nairobi

This is to inform U.S. citizens in Kenya that on March 9, 2013, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission declared Uhuru Kenyatta the winner of Kenya’s presidential election.  The U.S. Embassy in Nairobi has received reports of violence in Kibera, Kisumu, and Kakamega.  The police are responding; however, these demonstrations could spread or erupt elsewhere with little or
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March 9, 2013 - Update/Kenyan Elections

Dear Praying Friends and Family,We are doing well, and we want to say thank you to all who have been praying for our family and for the country of Kenya during the election process. This morning, Saturday, March 9th, at around 2:30 AM the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) finished tallying the results for the Kenyan Presidential Elections which took place on Monday, March 4th.
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March 5, 2013 - Update/Kenyan Elections

Dear Praying Friends and Family,We are doing well, and we want to say thank you to all who have been praying for our family and for the country of Kenya during the election process. Yesterday, Monday, March 4th, the Kenyan people turned out in very large numbers to cast their votes. There were some some places where there was some violence (Mombasa/Coast Province, Northeastern Province, and in the
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February 28, 2013 - Update/Prayer Request

Dear Praying Friends and Family,We are doing well, and we are preparing for the upcoming Kenyan Presidential Elections. We are writing to you all to ask you to pray with us about these upcoming elections on Monday, March 4th. We are praying for a peaceful election process and for things to remain peaceful after the new President is sworn into office. Please pray with us concerning this matter.During
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February 28, 2013 - Update/Prayer Request

Dear Praying Friends and Family,We are doing well, and we are preparing for the upcoming Kenyan Presidential Elections. We are writing to you all to ask you to pray with us about these upcoming elections on Monday, March 4th. We are praying for a peaceful election process and for things to remain peaceful after the new President is sworn into office. Please pray with us concerning this matter.During
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