March 2014 Pictures!

Here are just a few pics from recent events.. March has been a rather full (and enjoyable) month thus far – a new vehicle, a teacher refresher course, a theological seminar, times with family and lots of soccer..

DSCN3729 Gathering around to pray for the new vehicle!

DSCN3803 Ryan preaching (and standing rather oddly)

DSCN3843 Ben and Chitani listening to a question while giving lectures on the Life of Christ

DSCN3851 Ben, Becca and Braylon hanging out with some of the teachers during the week

DSCN3833 Pretty self-explanatory

IMG_0516 Teachers taking notes..

IMG_0593 Eating some nsima and beef stew for lunch

IMG_0773 Scott Adair (who is a professor from Harding University) traveled all the way to Malawi to lead us through this year’s theological seminar. He led us through some wonderful material concerning Christology & Baptism during this last week. We are deeply grateful that he and his son, Locke, took the time to come and visit.


IMG_0775 Brother Rodrick Maluwa

IMG_0772 Brother Ben (literally and metaphorically) 

IMG_0781 Locke receiving his gifts (some caps and a nice Namikango shirt)

IMG_0790 Scott receiving his gifts (a beautiful painting and a wooden carved map of Malawi)

IMG_0793 Most of the folk who attended the seminar

IMG_0762 Scott, Ben and Locke

IMG_0472 Braylon providing me with a wonderful photo opp

IMG_0466 My lovely wife and Brooklyn

IMG_0665 The calves of Ben and Ryan

IMG_0723 Using his engineering skills, Ben designed a soccer pitch for their front yard which will double as a tennis court (during dry season). The pitch is enclosed by a brick wall in order to create the feeling of an indoor (yet outdoor) pitch. Up and running for about two weeks now, this field has seen almost non-stop action.

IMG_0716 Locke (with Namikango’s Alex) organized a youth day to listen to bring the youth together for some teaching, Frisbee, soccer and food. It was a wonderful time.


IMG_0701 A little more footy…

IMG_0568 Braylon mowing the lawn with Makadyera

IMG_0686 Braylon helping to move the dirt with his dump-truck

IMG_0692 Ben and Brooklyn

IMG_0797 Braylon sitting to watch his dad swim in the triathlon


IMG_0853 There he goes..

IMG_0888  There I go..

IMG_0530 My lovely wife once again

That’s all for now.


Published by Ryan Hayes

Ryan Hayes is a development practitioner, teacher and co-author of his first book of poems, Paralipomenon. Being born in Nairobi, Kenya and living most of his life in Africa, he has a wealth of experience and understanding into the cultural and linguistic factors of South-East Africa. Ryan is happily married to Justine with whom they have begotten three beautiful girls – Amelie, Lily and Rylee. He is a lifelong learner and devoted student of Jesus, mysticism, quantum physics and the human psyche.

6 thoughts on “March 2014 Pictures!

  1. What a blessing for y’all to be there together…you boys remind me of pictures we would see of your Dad in Kenya, long ago. Much love and prayers for a safe birth for another Hayes!
    Thanks for the continued updates.
    God Bless,
    ~ Rodney and Perri Lee

    1. Hi Rodney and Perri!

      Thanks so much for commenting, and sharing the memories of seeing Kirk and Susan’s photos. 🙂 Thanks so much for your prayers, we really appreciate them!


      Ryan and Justine

  2. Thank you for the pictures and updates! Makes us feel a part of your lives. You are all beautiful inside and out. Praying for everything you said to and especially for Justine and baby! We love you all! Vaughn & Kalith

    1. Thanks Vaughn and Kalith! We appreciate you both – thanks for your prayers and your words! Love, Ryan and Justine

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