In Kenya, access to basic quality services such as health care, education, clean water, and sanitation is a luxury for many people. Millions of Kenyan children under age 18 are orphans or vulnerable, impacting their well-being and development.
Our Kenya Mission provides children with school uniforms and tuition, supporting educational opportunities that improve their chances for a brighter future. “Our church continues to support over 200 orphans and vulnerable children since 2010,” says Claudia Blalock, who was part of the 2014 Kenya Mission Team from our church that visited Meru, Kenya. “Our financial support provides these children with school uniforms, which allows them to attend primary school through eighth grade. We also provide support for students to attend secondary school if they qualify academically.” Their nine-member mission team, led by Nancy Tully that year, held Vacation Bible School for these children and visited schools in this area to see firsthand how they are educated. “It was truly one of the best experiences of my life and opened my eyes to a world I knew very little about,” Claudia adds.
We are exploring a return this year in early August 2018 for approximately 8 – 10 days to visit with these children and educators. An informational meeting will be held on Sunday, March 11, from 10:30 – 11:00 am in Room 154 (near the kitchen) between our church services. Rev. Chuck Graff will be leading this potential mission trip and we will discuss trip details, including costs, at the meeting. We are also exploring a medical team mission to Kenya in 2019. This is a great opportunity to find out more about a life-changing way to serve children and families beyond the walls of our church.