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Kenya Global Project

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The Kenya Global Project is a mission trip run through InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (a college and university ministry). The purpose of the trip (straight from the website) is the following:

--One primary purpose of this project is to introduce students to some basic cross-cultural ministry skills critical for any missionary. While it is difficult to make a substantial long-term contribution toward the missionary effort in Kenya during a short-term project such as this, Kenya is an excellent place to begin to learn how to minister in a cross-cultural context. We will focus specifically on:
* learning to observe cultural differences
* learning to cope with cultural differences
* learning to bond with a different culture

A second purpose of this project is to serve and encourage Kenyan churches, hospitals, children’s homes, and schools. Kenyan Christians benefit from their exposure to their brothers and sisters from across the globe. We bring fresh perspectives and try to challenge them toward deeper discipleship in ways that will supplement the work of local ministers. Also, in contrast to our own culture, many non-Christian Kenyans are very receptive to hearing the gospel. God willing, many students on the team will experience the joy and privilege of leading Kenyans to Christ.

A third important dimension of this project is its strong emphasis on discipleship and spiritual development. The exposure students have of working on a team, living and working alongside vibrant Kenyan Christians and facing the challenges of serving as a missionary in a developing-world context tend to bring out issues of faith and Lordship as well as the critical importance of prayer, scripture and healthy conflict resolution. While we intend to make a contribution to Kingdom work in Kenya, students planning on joining this project should realize that we are not going to Kenya with the unrealistic expectation of trying to change Kenya in 7 weeks---but to instead let God change us through Kenya.--

The amount of money I am trying to raise for the trip covers both the cost of the trip and the personal expenses while I am gone (I'll have no income while I'm in Africa : / ).



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