Praise the Lord, we had a successful trip and everyone is home safe and sound. Our team spent time doing door to door evangelism, showing the Jesus film at churches, setting up health clinics for the Turkana people, and starting a Bible school for pastors in Kakuma Refugee Camp.
Here are pictures from our first day. As you can tell, we traveled very far to reach this desert from the cool, tropical setting of Kitale! We flew into Lodwar, Kenya (the main city in Turkana) and then drove to Kakuma town. The desert is very barren and there is no water. It stayed a cool 98 F for the trip. Many people ran to the road when they saw our bus to beg for water. I have heard most people here survive by drinking blood.
Our team consisted of 12 Americans and 12 Africans (mainly Ugandans and Kenyans).