Day One: Life Through Education

Our first day in Kenya on the ground we headed to Eagle Centre school where David Gathura and his wife care for the education of 35 children. There are three other women that teach in the school. We will have t...

Day Two: Be Prepared

Day two of our journey with God in Kenya included a visit to Githumu Hospital to pray for the sick, and then a visit to David's parents' house to bless them and have a bite of lunch. As with all things in Afric...

Day Three: Flexibility is Key

Day Three in Kenya began at 5:30am with a plan to head towards South Sudan. Our original thoughts were to reach Kitale by noon, pick up Mark (the new pastor to shepherd the church in Corjip), pick up all the fo...

Day Four (Part 1): Hell’s Gate

Day Four in Kenya found us all very tired as we once again piled in the vehicle at 5:30am. Our expected destination: Lodwar. Our expected arrival time was again approximately noon. I had an overwhelming fear...

Day Four (Part 2): Hijacked in Lodwar

The word exhaustion is probably still engrained in our minds and our bodies from the long drive from Kitale to Lodwar. It was a constant bumpy ride and every minute of 14 hours. That's enough to put anyone over...

Day Five (Part 1): You’re a Bit Late!

As the day began we were somewhat relieved that we were not getting up at 5am. Over the previous few days we began before the sun came up and traveled until nearly sunset. Jesse and Mark A, however, were up bef...

Day Five (Part 2): Miracles at Hell’s Gate

Having settled the idea of where we would be staying, the next item on the agenda would be how to minister in Hell's Gate. What will it now look like since we were totally un prepared for this change from our o...

Day Six (Part 1): Broken and Burdened

Today we were so burdened and yet so blessed all at once. God gave us a view of what breaks His heart, and yet is so close to His heart: widows and orphans at St. Theresa's Medical Dispensary in desperate need ...

Day Six (Part 2): The Task Complete

As mentioned in previous days, tribal warfare broke in South Sudan just hours before our team was to head in. We had the pastor that was to officially shepherd the church that was planted on our first mission a...