Rhonda's Mission Trip to Kenya
Organized by: Rhonda Hewett
EVENT DATE Sep 17, 2014
I am heading back to Kenya!! Check out the website that describes the ministry I will be serving: www.jacarandacommunity.com
I can hardly wait to see the kids we sponsor as well as the women and families we hold in our hearts and prayers. Since my first trip the community there has felt like an extension of our family.
It has been a joy since my first trip with my then 15 year old daughter to go back twice leading different missions teams. We made life long friendships on those trips. We laughed, prayed and cried together. More so, some have gone back to serve on their own, others support the ministry stateside by volunteering their time weekly.
This trip will be just me and a friend. This will allow us greater time and flexibility to visit homes in the slums and respond uniquely to needs identified. A portion of the funds raised will go towards meeting those needs such as food, clothing, safety or medical needs.
God is so big! While he broke may heart and my attitude big time on my first trip he has shown me just how much He loves us and just how much he wants our hearts. One of the bigest impacts for me on my first trip was a lady we met at a hospice day center. She had walked 5 miles barefoot to get some pain relief. However, the center only allows people to stay for the day. During our visit I noticed the cancerous tumor eroding her chest wall. The nurse in me could not keep from asking her more and assessing her further. Her liver was so large I could see the lump of it in her skinny, undernourished frame. As we visited, she in her own words said it was time for her to let go of her anger and pride. Believe me she had good reason to be angry as I learned of all the injustices in her life. She had to walk back to her slum home that day and I am sure she died there. However, she was never truly alone. That day she gave her heart to Jesus, her pain was better and she smiled. We talked and prayed and I gave her my socks. She was cold, but content. One day we will see each other again without illness, without poverty without any notice of race or nationality.
While I find comfort in the miracles of that day. My heart was still forever broken and in the brokenness the call to go and serve remains.
Please also watch the video of Virginia's story.I can't wait to see her and her family in September. Believing God will make a way for me to be there.
Please pray for me and my family. Please consider giving financially. Either way you will impact this trip and greater you will be impacting the Kingdom.