May 17, 2007 at 6:40 pm (Becky, Trip 2007)


Hello All,

I am writing from Nairobi, Kenya. We made it here safely and were warmly welcomed. Today we went to Nyumbani orphanage and exchanged music with a select few children, for most were in school today. We are traveling to Shangilia tomorrow and back to Nyumbani for a performance and music exchange on Saturday. We will keep everyone posted, thanks for reading!


  1. mom said,

    Hi Becky. I responded yesterday but did not see it posted. I want to tell you that I am in awe of your vision, courage, and passion for purpose in your life. Be safe and find joy in your travels and work. Aside from whatever the pc perspective on Rudyard Kipling, at this time I am reminded of the poem “If” when I think of your life’s journey. I hope your group is well. I love you. “Hello” and love from the fam. Love, mom P.S. It’s been raining here for the past 3 days and is expected to continue through Monday [it’s fri am], temps in the 40s-low 50s

  2. Jane Maestro-Scherer said,

    Give my love to the children of Shangilia. I know Amanda will tell them as well … I remember them fondly and wish I could be there.

    Becky, look for Sharon and Gladys. They are two of the most sassy teen-agers I have been privileged to meet! And they want to learn how to play the guitar!

  3. marty ginivan said,

    i love this blog. keep posting stuff so i can follow along with your adventures. it must be a wonderful feeling when at the end of each day you have done something to help children who have so little.

  4. Dad said,

    Hi Becky – This blog is a great idea – it gives us all a chance to journey with you (except we miss all of the good stuff!) To the group – be safe and wise and share your talents and love for music with every fiber of your being. it will be a gift that will enrich each child that you touch for the rest of their lives. Dad (Al)

  5. Tim said,

    Glad to hear that you are safe and having fun! I’m so happy for you to be able to go on such an exciting adventure! I’m also excited for the children, as I know that you are the ray of sunshine on a cloudy day and I’m sure you will make a profound impact on their lives! In the midst of all your charitable work, make sure you take time to stop and smell the roses… and take some pics! I’ll make sure I follow your blog. See you when upon your return!


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