You will note that this property is gated. This is very common and needed here.
We have a guard 24/7 to keep watch and open and close the gate
as we and other church members come and go.
This is Mary, our day guard. She is here from 6 am to 6 pm.
Morris is here from 6 pm to 6 am.
They are very conscientious!
Mary in uniform.
Changing of the guards. (Morris and Mary)
They put their uniforms on after they arrive for work.
OUR FRONT DOOR
This also shows the guard house and car port.
Mary and Morris use the guard house or the front porch when it rains.
There is a cement bench (bottom left) and a portable chair so they can be in the shade.
Notice the size of the padlock on the front door.
This is how we secure it when we leave.
It has a large padlock on the front door when we leave.
Brother Miruka, our gardener comes 5 mornings each week and
takes very good care of the plants and trees here.
He even sweeps off our front porch.
Elder Horner found him in one of the trees giving it the needed care.
These are pictures of the gardens and our back yard area.
OUR LIVING ROOM
& FRONT ENTRY TO OUR HOME
There is a sink in the dining room to wash your hands in.
How is that for being convenient?
We are thankful for clean drinking water & dispenser!
We have enjoyed candle light dinners here as our power has been out many different times.
Who would have thought that we would be enjoying candle light dinner in Kenya?
Kenya believe it????
Our Kitchen has a unique little stove in it. The top lifts up while cooking.
The left side is electric and the right side is propane.
The propane is our choice as we are comfortable using the gas.
It is small but gets the job done.
The two containers on the counter are for heating water electrically.
The only source of filtered water in our home comes through the three water filters in the kitchen. We move the valve on the faucet and an awesome trickle of water comes out.
What a blessing it is to have this!!!
We have two dish drainers. One is for draining our dishes and the other one is for
draining our fruits and vegetables after they have been washed in soap and water
then left to set a a couple of minutes in the Jix (bleach) solution.
Our food preparation definitely takes longer but we have been blessed to stay healthy!
Our kitchen door opens into the private courtyard where we have our clotheslines.
The power went out again and we were so thankful for the clotheslines!
We washed the mosquito net but
haven't had to use it yet!
We each have a clothes closet that measures 21 inches wide x 14 inches deep.
It works adequately!
The only hot water in our flat is literally in the shower head.
It works when we have electricity.
A cold shower is better than no shower!
The office is just off the dining room.
It has a bed so we can accommodate other couples as they come.
The laundry room is just off from the YW Room.
The dryer is ventless and collects water in a plastic container that has to be emptied.
We are thankful for these appliances! We were surprised how long it took for these appliances to run through the cycles when we did laundry the first time. Elder Horner is so handy at fixing things and was able to rewire the plug so we can run the washer and the dryer at the same time.
We are learning!
This is the entrance to the Branch Building.
The windows to the right of the door are the windows in the end of our dining room by our back door entrance to the branch building. The windows to the right of that are in the study.
The windows to the left of the door are in the YW room.
The open air chapel is on the 3rd floor.
The sacrament table is on the left and the small table to the right is for the keyboard.
Sister Horner is still playing for Sacrament Meeting when we attend the Kisumu Branch.
The view from the chapel is beautiful! We can see the tops of the temple
built by people from India. The surrounding homes are beautiful!
Our baptismal font is in the back yard.
We are looking forward to the day when Elder Horner can fill the font.
Hopefully there will be two baptisms Aug. 10, 2014.
This is our trusty 4 wheel drive truck and
we are THANKFUL it is a 4 wheel drive.
Keys, keys and more keys!
Most of them are skeleton keys.
This is a picture of one of many of our alarm cocks "I mean clocks"!
Having the picture of our Savior Jesus Christ
and our family pictures
makes it feel like Home Sweet Home!
We feel so blessed to be here
and have this sweet opportunity to serve our Heavenly Father!
Elder Horner was creative and found a way to add a much needed shower curtain. YES!!!
A warm shower is wonderful!
These are the instructions for the Electric Shower Head!
This little corner table made it possible
to use the one and only electrical socket in the kitchen
We rearranged the furniture and moved the couches
into the study so we have a conversation area.
The extra bedroom works out better in the smaller front room.
The mosquito net has been a blessing for sure!