Gideon

Gideon’s Light

This is Gideon, Gideon Owour. He lives in far western Kenya near the shore of Lake Victoria in the small rural village of Pap-Onditi. ‘Pap’ means a flat, dry place in the Luo language; ‘Onditi’ is a name of a local family- Onditi’s flat, dry area.Gideon is in 7th grade at the Konditi Primary School. Most days he sits in …

Trip Report- Pap-Onditi, Kenya 9/16

Setting: Pap-Onditi is a very small village in far western Kenya a few miles off the southeastern shore of Lake Victoria. It is about an hour’s drive from Kisumu, the third largest city in Kenya and it lies in a very dry and flat geographic area that surrounds the eastern edge of the lake. September is near the end of …

Trip to Kenya — 3/15

My third trip to East Africa in the last year was once again an eye opening experience. This time I went to the 400 square mile Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust land that lies between Amboseli and Tsavo West National Parks in southern  Kenya. It is a remarkable area with beautiful topography that is being run to both help the 17,000 …