Blog Archives: November 2013

The Ask

November 16, 2013
Rudy Miller
As Kate and I finish our 14th journey to Kenya I guess we can be considered seasoned travelers. Although each visit has been unique there has been a common element. Men, women and children enter our lives to Ask....perhaps for food, school fees, medical charges, uniforms, school books or monies to bury a love one. Desperate people without options will....Ask. At first we wanted to help everyone but soon realized thats impossible. Often our patience wears thin and honestly even hinges on anger. But why are we angry? Angry over the parade of ...

Tribe of God

November 04, 2013
Rudy Miller
A Kenyan child has the privilege and honor of receiving three distinct names. A Christian name; a tribal related name and a father/family name. My friend Vinton, a Pastoral Counselor at Nazareth Hospital, bears the full name : Vinton Ohito Adika. From birth Kenyans are aware of their family ties and heritage. ”Our family and tribe is more important then wealth or education.” Lacking the identity of a family or tribe is often compared to looking into a mirror and not seeing one’s reflection. Several days ago I traveled to the C ...

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