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Author Archives: Sandi

About Sandi

I am proof that life is indeed a journey that can take a winding, unexpected path. But as in all journeys, wonderful discoveries and rich relationships can blossom in the most surprising places. Enjoy as I share my journey with you as well as how I see the world through the lens of my camera.

Nutrition and Education Projects

I apologize, I’ve been horribly behind on this blog.  Hopefully most of you are also following us on Facebook, where I’m better about frequent updates and pics.  Most of the MKMF projects will be posted to the MKMF Facebook page – so be sure to “like” the site to see it on your news feed! … Continue reading »

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First School Visits

Dale and I were eager to hit the ground running, so we started work yesterday at the MKMF office.  Dorcas is the current project administrator, and the only employee of MKMF besides the security/groundskeeper Jimmy.  Dorcas gave us a wonderful orientation, listing off the projects and facilities MKMF is involved with.  She also helped us … Continue reading »

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On to Meru

It’s hard to believe it’s only been a few days since we arrived!  It’s going to take a bit to catch everyone up! We left Nairobi for Meru on Wednesday.  The drive gave us a great view of the central business district of Nairobi, which had some beautiful architecture for some of the skyscrapers.  I … Continue reading »

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First Kenya Experiences

We finally arrived in Kenya!  I can’t say how happy I am that all this airplane travel is complete.  Thanks to Ravena who met us at the gate, things went very smoothly at the Nairobi airport.  She guided us right past the long line of people waiting to get visas to another gate that was … Continue reading »

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October Update

Well, it looks like I’m well overdue for an update!  The last couple of months have seemed like an absolute blur!  Things finally slowed down the last couple of days, leaving me time to actually sit down and write. Our last few days in Oklahoma were crazy!  I’m so sorry I wasn’t able to visit … Continue reading »

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Jesus Wept

I lost another young friend to cancer yesterday.  She was about my age, a nurse with compassion and zeal for life.  Since we formed our cancer support group for young women over 6 years ago, and each year brings heart-wrenching loss as I watch fellow warriors fall long before their time.  It’s even harder for … Continue reading »

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Take time to smell the roses

I got to ride my old bike tonight on my favorite run around Draper Lake, thanks to a generous friend!  I forgot how much I loved my evening rides in the summer, from wildlife sightings to the varying temperature currents and fragrances that one can really only experience on a motorcycle.  Tonight I had a … Continue reading »

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Blessings in Breast Cancer

August 1st is an important day in the Troup family.  First of all, August 1st 1998, I married Dale Troup, the love of my life, in a beautiful outdoor wedding in Manitou Springs, CO.  When we said our vows that day, we affirmed we would be together for richer or poorer, for better or worse, … Continue reading »

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Life lessons in washer repairs

Many of you saw my celebratory post on Facebook that I finally fixed our washing machine!  It was a learning experience in several ways.  I got to push myself mechanically and even my minimal electrical knowledge as that’s what the problem turned out to be.  But this whole ordeal also held a rather painful lesson … Continue reading »

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Welcome to my blog!  If you’re here for the first time, we are missionaries living in Meru, Kenya.  You can learn more about us on my About Me page. Make use of the categories to the right…you can select Reflections for life lessons (or musings), and Bible Study for content I am sharing as an … Continue reading »

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