Serve vulnerable children in Kenya and Uganda

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We improve the future of the nation

March 5-19, 2023

Join me, Mama Debbie, as I return to my close friends in Kenya. We’ll share a meal with vulnerable people in Nairobi with Pastor Daniel Otwere. In Eldoret, we’ll join our nurse, Phelister, as we take food and medicine to malnourished kids in the slum. We’ve been invited to Sylvia’s home to see how she manages without a refrigerator or a washing machine. As you get close to Prayer Mountain, you will notice a hush grow over our group as we sense the presence of God. There is a sewing and garden center in Bungoma that needs willing hands to build, garden, and sew. At night, we’ll stay in comfort at my favorite hotel. We’ll feed street kids and visit single mothers. You’ll get a chance to not just be a tourist, but to immerse yourself in the culture of modern Kenya.

The 15-day mission trip includes airfare from Chicago to Nairobi, travel within Kenya, travel insurance, nice hotels, double occupancy, missions, bottled water, and meals. Not included are tips, visas, gifts, and personal purchases. The itinerary is subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control. All payments are non-refundable. 

Mission Trips for 2023

Itinerary for March 5-19, 2023

The itinerary is subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control.

Sunday, March 5

Flight from your departure city. 

Monday, March 6

Arrive in Nairobi late in the day. We will eat a meal at Paul Caffe before going to our hotel. Bottled water will be available from Robin and Debbie at no charge while in Nairobi.

Tuesday, March 7

Breakfast and sleep late at hotel.
Lunch will be with vulnerable families in Thika where we will share a typical meal. 
Dinner will be at a local restaurant. 

Wednesday, March 8

Continental breakfast at the hotel. Early morning flight to Eldoret where Freddy, our driver, and Micah, our interpreter will meet us with our bus. Freddy and Micah will have bottled water available at no charge. 11 am Tour Sylvia's 2 bedroom home, check out the plumbing and kitchen, and then we can visit her small, private school.  We will take Sylvia and children to lunch at a local cafe. 3 pm We have arranged to have the men visit a local barbershop while we women enjoy an outdoor beauty salon. You may choose to have your hair washed, have a facial, or get a  chair massage. Barbershop and beauty treatments are not included but are very inexpensive. Please tip generously. Dinner in hotel.

Thursday, March 9

Our hotel in Eldoret has a nice restaurant A breakfast buffet and dinner will be available every day. Morning Shopping with lunch in a local cafe. Phelister will take us to the slums of Eldoret to take food or medicine to needy families.  

Friday, March 10

Drive to Bungoma. Noon Picnic lunch at  Prayer Mountain.  2 pm Bishop Joseph Wamalwa will escort us to the Bungoma School for the Disabled. Our hotel has a restaurant with a breakfast buffet every morning and dinner in the evening. You may also enjoy the rooftop swimming pool.

Saturday, March 11

Orientation at the Sewing and Garden Center in Bungoma, where we will be sewing reusable sanitary pads, working in the garden, building garden towers, or building a larger sewing center. Several vulnerable families will be working in the garden to receive their garden tower.  We will eat a typical lunch with the local families.  

Sunday, March 12

Those who wish to join us at church are welcome. We will visit Bishop Joseph Wamalwa's church in Bungoma. After church, we will wish my husband a happy birthday by videochat. Get to know the church family and then we will have lunch while we go shopping. 

Monday, March 13

After our breakfast buffet, we will work on our projects at the Sewing and Garden Center. We will stop for a picnic lunch and to visit a small prayer mountain nearby. You may choose to go swimming or shopping in the evening.

Tuesday, March 14

Today we'll buy street food for lunch while shopping. We'll stop at Maurice's orphanage and visit with single moms. Hear their stories. We will be giving each of them food and soap. 

Wednesday, March 15

We'll continue to work on our projects at the Sewing and Garden Center with a picnic lunch.

Thursday, March 16

We'll spend some time finishing up our projects and then help Micah with one of his favorite missions, feeding the street children in Bungoma. These boys are afraid of strangers because they live such a scary life. Please do not take photos or videos of them without their permission. Gifts will be well received.

Friday, March 17

Happy St Patrick's Day. We will drive to Kisumu where we say goodbye to Freddy and Micah. We will fly from Kisumu to Nairobi, having lunch and dinner on the way.

Saturday, March 18

Continental breakfast in hotel. Pastor Daniel will take us shopping for souvenirs and we'll have lunch at a local cafe. Dinner will be at Paul Caffe at the Nairobi airport and flights back to the US will leave late In the evening.. 

Sunday, March 19

Meals are served on the flights home or you may purchase food at the airports. Enjoy sharing stories as you arrive back home.


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