Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Simon

This is Simon from Narok, Kenya. I had been in Africa for three days but when I met Simon I had only been in Narok one night and a morning. I was still nervous about the whole Africa thing but this guy really put me at ease - at least while I was at his place. I mean how can this face be anything but comforting? He ran an outdoor bar that was surrounded by tropical plants and stuff so it looked kind of nice in probably the poorest city I've ever been in. Narok has a good amount of people in it to not have any paved roads (besides the one leading to it). When Luke and I arrived here he had us out two beers and a little appetizer. This would be the last beer I had for about two weeks. Man it was good. It was like a little oasis. Luke gave him a New Testament Bible the previous year and he had become a minister in the year since we were there. I thought that was pretty cool - a minister/bartender. I think he felt like there wasn't any better place to preach than the bar.

This is us sitting at the little oasis.

3 comments:

John McDavitt said...

Nice job on the rendering and the ministry!

Rants by M and J said...

these caricatures are so good... you've got some people here who i've exposed on my blog...
please check it out & let me know what you think?!

thanks... peace... great work by the way, again.

Jason Seiler said...

Beautiful work on this painting . . . really nice work!