Archive for September, 2011
Sometimes missions work is about building fences or giving money. Today, it was about building relationships and giving to those who give of themselves. Today, Melody and I had the privilege of hosting the staff from Haven of Hope as we took them on safari in Lake Nakuru National Park. For most of them, this was their first time in the park, even though you can see the lake from the back yard of the baby house.
In a country with high unemployment coupled with high family commitment, most Kenyans would never dream of splurging on a safari, even though the entry fee for Kenyan citizens is (by our standards) very low. And so, with the help of our incredible church family at Trinity Vineyard, we were able to take the staff on safari this morning.
Words can’t adequately describe the experience as we watched, listened and laughed along with the men and women of Haven of Hope. These are the women taking care of 10 babies day and night and the men who care for the goats, tend the garden and serve as security for the home. They are the hands and feet of Haven of Hope. As part of the day’s efforts, we had substitute workers come to the baby house as we took the regulars away for a treat. And so today, they got to relax and let someone else do the work.
In the meantime, take a look at what they got to experience:
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