As one illustration of the ardors, Kemboi said he has to change the shock absorbers on his Toyota Hilux SUV every two weeks. The vehicle was purchased for the diocese through a grant from Aid to the Church in Need, which also pays for the meager Mass stipend Kemboi and his fellow priests receive.
In the classic Gospel sense of the term, the Kenyan kids we saw on Tuesday are the opposite of fools. Their wisdom lies in the fact that, better than most, they know what suffering and pain is all about, yet they’ve chosen to glorify God through singing, hence as St. Augustine said, praying twice.
The Turkana region of northwest Kenya has long been home to nomadic or seminomadic peoples. Many of them have now become settled, but the majority still find themselves forced by shortage of water and grazing to move with their herds of cattle to wherever water and pasture can be found.