05 January 2009

I Want To Call This "I Taught I Taw A Putty-Tat", But That's Not Really Funny

On Sunday night, we were invited to dinner at our friend Sylvester's house. We arrived around 6:30 and stayed until about 8...Sylvester talked for all but 15 minutes of that time...

He was incredible! He told us the story of how he met his wife. How he had been married before, but his first wife said she was going to visit her mother for two weeks and he didn't see her (or their son) for 10 years...

Then he told us about how he became a mechanic and learn to weld...and how those skills brought him to Bridging the Gap (the bridge-building project here in Kenya). He spoke about his friendship with Harmon Parker (who began Bridging the Gap) and then shared with us the process through which a bridge is built: from request to completion.

This ministry is honestly unbelievably life-changing...check out the link above for stories and pictures...

As we were leaving, we took a few pictures of the family. (From left to right:) Sylvester's brother (maybe Petrol?), his daughter Ivy, his wife Sally, me, his daughter Faith, Sylvester himself, Daina, and his son Timothy.Dinner was delicious and conversation was semi-one-sided, but captivating none-the-less...
We agreed to do it again before we leave...and I can't wait.

1 comment:

Julie Hibbard said...

The title is HILARIOUS!! Does Sylvester have a lisp?
I love the name Ivy too.