During the past two weeks our family took our first vacation time since I began working with the Office of International Mission. During our time off, my two oldest boys, Emil and Ernie, and I spent six days backpacking in the wilderness of Mount Kenya National Park, a four-hour drive north of Nairobi. Mount Kenya is the second-highest peak in Africa, and it is taller than all the peaks in the United States outside of Alaska. It’s location on the equator, however, makes it much more accessible than the heavily glaciated peaks of the north.
Sometimes the best way to rest the mind is to exercise the body, and this trip did just that. We were grateful for the break.