Monday, May 13, 2013

I'm Going to Kenya!

It has been a dream since I was in grade school to visit Kenya and the time has finally arrived. I wanted to post a copy of our itinerary so you can be praying for us. I look forward to sharing lots of stories with you when I return.

There are still a few uniforms that are needed for this trip. It is only $10 for each uniform. Please consider helping us with this project. You can give HERE.

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May 17-18: Travel to Nairobi. The team will travel in pairs to Amsterdam and fly together to Nairobi.

May 19: We will worship together with a church in Nairobi and Impact’s president, Bill Westfall, will be preaching that morning. We will have lunch with the church leaders after church and spend the afternoon exploring, picking up last minute supplies and adjusting to the time change.

May 20: We will spend the day at New Life Homes, touring the facility and getting a picture of their work. We’ve volunteered our time to help wherever we can while we are there.

May 21-23: During the three days we will be working with Missions of Hope International (MOHI). After going through an orientation, we will spend time visiting families that are living in the slums of Nairobi. We will also visit some of the schools that MOHI has established and gain an understanding the programs they are utilizing to combat poverty. 

May 24: We will fly to Lodwar (Turkana) on Friday and begin to adjust to the heat of Turkana. (Yes, I am very excited about being in the 90 degree heat!)

May 25 - 26: We will spend time in Turkana visiting MOHI's school, as well as the Turkana Bible Training Institute. We may have a small work project at the TBTI. Our time here will focus on the importance of local leadership, as well as some historical perspective on missions in Africa. Sunday, we will visit a church in a village. During these days we’ll be visiting the school in Choki-Chok, where many of you have helped provide uniforms for students.

May 27: We will spend some more time with our host families and fly back to Nairobi. We’ll spend the night there and prepare to head to Narok the next day.

May 28-29: We’ll travel to Narok to be with New Mission Systems International’s ministry, AfricaHope. We will have a variety of activities here, mostly focusing on the topic of AIDS, and its impact on much of Africa.

May 30: We will rise early and head back toward Nairobi...the slow way. We will spend the day site seeing (on safari).

May 31: This will be our final day in Kenya. We will have the day to do some final shopping, site seeing, and debriefing.

June 1: Back home!

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