Kili Climb 2013 – Day 5

Up around 6am for the climb of a lifetime. On the drive back to Arusha yesterday I watched as two young kids walked to a dirty stream to get their daily supply of washing, cooking, and bathing water. Once again I was reminded that we are doing this to bring safe, clean water to the people. Of course, a greater goal is that as we share a cup of clean water, we also get the opportunity to share living water.

It took us several hours to get to the base. We ate a lunch of sandwiches and salad and muffins with coffee and tea It was very filling. Now it’s time to climb.

We rose just around 2300 feet today, going through a variety of terrain. Tropical forest, to pine trees then into brush before we made camp. How amazing it was to turn the corner and have the team of porters, cooks and guides start singing the “Welcome” song, clapping and dancing.

We signed into camp, found our tents, cleaned up, then headed to the mess tent.

The mood today was fantastic. We started off with energy, and finished the same.

Thank you to our friends, family, and supporters. We could not do this without you, and though we have just begun, we plan to complete for you. Pray for us and wish us well as we climb for clean water.

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