What is this website? The simple answer is that it is our way of continuing our service to the people and children of Chepnyal, Kenya. While there were many projects we could have assisted with, we decided to focus on education this year. I invite you to take a look at the website (http://pokotfriends.org), read about our projects and ask that you consider donating to our cause. All contributions will go directly toward the completion of the projects detailed. U.S. Dollars go a LONG way in Kenya, so no amount is too small! If you are unable to donate, we would be grateful if you could simply keep our Pokot friends in your thoughts and prayers!
After a really long day yesterday, I received a note from one of the Sister's in Thigio, Kenya which totally turned my day around and made me so happy to read. It was a response to a thank you note I had written to her for the baby blanket she knitted for our newest, upcoming family member, Baby A (Baby A as in Baby Astridge, not Baby A as in there are two - since twins do run in my family!). So our focus, while still dedicated to service to those in need, has shifted slightly to prepare ourselves for becoming parents! Good excuse for taking so long right?
|Family Shower Day|
|This was a cake one of Matt's co-workers made...|
loved the baby nose-diving into the cake!
A special thanks to Kevin Manne and Buffalo Business for featuring our work in their alumni magazine! Here is a link to that article for anyone interested: http://mgt.buffalo.edu/sites/magazine/features/astridge.html
Things I am grateful for today:
1) Launching the Good Friends of the Pokot Website and continuing to support our efforts in Africa.
2) A healthy little baby who likes to kick its momma.
3) Looking back and having relief and thorough gratitude for the safe presidential elections that took place in Kenya back in March.