Monthly Archives: June 2011

Finding Family and Mission in Kenya

Steve Charles—The last full day before leaving Nairobi to return to the U.S., Wabash students in the History of Christianity in Africa course tasted a different sort of worship from the Catholic Masses they’d been attending. Father Godfrey took them … Continue reading

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Eight Questions Kenyans Ask About America

Steve Charles—Last Tuesday the Wabash students were reunited, as all three groups converged on Lake Naivasha, enjoyed extraordinary hospitality at the Fish Eagle Inn, and experienced our closest encounters yet with African wildlife. See photo albums from the mini-reunion and … Continue reading

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Bender ’12 Inspired by Kenyan Students

Steve Charles—Over the weekend, the Wabash students split into three groups to visit sites in Kisimu, Machakos, and Eldoret. See photo albums from the visit to Kisimu here and here. In his entry below, Kyle Bender reflects on his experience … Continue reading

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Mondovics At Home In Unexpected Places

Steve Charles—On Saturday night Professor Cook and six students headed for Machakos, a town of 200,000 about 40 miles southeast of Nairobi, to begin two days of visiting and teaching in rural schools near there. The rest of us will … Continue reading

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Hakuna Matata

Pat Clegg ’13—Beep. Beep. Beep. It’s 7:30 a.m. and another early start here in Kenya. I have one thought: Why in God’s name am I getting up this early on vacation? Well, this trip has been anything but a vacation, … Continue reading

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A Different Perspective

Steve Charles—Last semester Thomas Evans, a student of Professor Cook’s at the State University of New York at Geneseo, did an independent study based on much the same material as the Wabash History of Christianity in Africa course. After graduating … Continue reading

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A Moving Saturday with Children

Steve Charles — On Saturday morning we visited the Mother Theresa Nuzzo Children’s Home, which is run by the Sisters of the Sacred Heart, for a day of work and play. Many of the 57 girls here were rescued by … Continue reading

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