KENYA001Map1200x1000I received word that Dan made it to Nairobi–eventually.

He had a fabulous plane ticket (thank you CRS) that did not have long layovers anywhere, but the last leg had a 3 hour delay. He sent an email to let CRS know that he would arrive a little late, but when he landed in Kenya there was no one to greet him.

With classic Dan ingenuity, he made a sign that said CRS and walked around where all the people were waiting to pick up arrivals. He finally found a driver from the company CRS uses for transportation and he took Dan while handing his pick-up off to another driver.

Next problem. No one seemed to know which hotel he was at. Dan, again quick on his feet, gave them the name of another member of the team that he knew was staying at the same hotel, and they were on their way.

Of course the hotel had no record of him, but they were able to find him a room anyway. Evidently this is a nice hotel and it includes his meals, a Jacuzzi tub, and a 20 minute massage. I hope he enjoys it because for the next two months after this he’ll be sleeping in a tent on an old army pad.

He’s had a bunch of technology problems along the way too, but last night we were able to text back and forth and get his email going. He says there is a 7 hour time difference, but he always adjusts rapidly to that thanks to his God-given ability to sleep anywhere at any time.

Dan arrives at his teaching destination on Tuesday where he will be conducting a train-the-trainer for 60 national leaders from various regions over the next three weeks. These leaders are then expected to return to their community and teach 10 growers what they have learned.