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At the farm north of Okmulgee I had, as a boy, scaled the rooops of barns. This was different. “OK now, steady does it.” We stayed crouched on our bellies, crawling forward, higher up the old roof. A loud crack of splintering wood. We froze. Bukuria Mission Station rested atop a long sloping hill in western Kenya. Well before our move here, a student dormitory fashioned of sun-baked earth was converted to a house of worship. After years of wear, the mabati (corrugated iron sheets) called for replacement. My Canadian coworker, Phil, came to lend a hand. We donned carpentry aprons, “Let’s start at this end and work our way to the front, eh?”


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