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Blogging From Uganda

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Randy Elrod is there with Compassion International.

While traveling to Uganda, they stopped in nairobi, and Randy posted a touching vignette:

The strife in Nairobi, Kenya and the plight of the African people was brought close to home to all of us as we stopped there for an hour this evening. Onto the plane poured about fifty Kenyans dressed in fresh new clothes and wearing new converse shoes.

We came to understand from our Brussels airline steward this has been a common occurrence the last few weeks and is VERY heartbreaking. These beautiful and sweet people are from a tribe being evacuated by a relief agency due to the extreme danger. Over 1,000 people have been killed in Nairobi over the last few weeks during this political insurrection.

These people have never been away from their tribe, much less been on an airplane. We were helping them understand how to use the bathrooms and the earphones, etc. A little five year old boy named Wilson (no English spoken) sat down across the aisle from me. His earphone jack was broken, and I could not get it to work. So I gently asked one of the adults if I could move him to my seat and I would take his so that he could hear. They agreed, I picked him up and sat him next to Chris. His eyes beamed as he heard the music playing in his ear.


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