Four years ago I was given the opportunity to travel to Costa Rica as an ambassador with MIUSA. Maegan was one of my fellow traveling buddies from the States to Costa Rica.
Imagine our surprise when we realized we would be living in Kenya at the same time 4 years later! She’s currently finishing up a 6 month internship in Kenya.
Of course we had to meet up!
It was GREAT chatting with another American who understood some of my frustrations, confusion, and joy of living in a different culture. On top of that, she’s deaf as well. It was kind of funny because we kept switching back and forth between ASL and KSL…we weren’t sure which language to use when talking with each other. 🙂
We made a homemade cake and homemade tomato sauce on my kerosene stove. We also chatted all weekend long and watched a couple of movies (first movies I’ve seen in a few months). The kids had a great time meeting her and were surprised to learn that there are Americans who are black (teachers were surprised too), they were so sure she was Kenyan.