I got home Sunday afternoon from my 16-day trip to Kenya, along with 11 others who went with me. Some have been on multiple trips, but said this one may have been the best yet. I think they have all been good, but I will take their word for it. Here are some of the highlights of our trip:
- distributed $22,000 for food for orphans, a vehicle for Pastor Peter, economic development for widows, and various other needs and projects
- delivered 18 computers to our library project (9), Each One Touch One Orphanage (1), Karen Academy (1), Kiromwok Secondary School in Bomet (5), Grace Harvest School (1), and Upako Center (1);
- spoke to 2,000 pastors and church leaders;
- visited four schools where we spent time with 1,000 children, playing games, teaching the Bible, doing crafts and singing songs;
- brought over and gave away books, games, and educational supplies;
- donated one video projector to our library project;
- donated one iPhone;
- spent about 10 hours at the Each One Touch One Orphanage.
If you didn't see my travel blog, you can still visit it, see the pictures and follow our footsteps. Some people told me this year's reports and pictures were the best ever. I guess I will have to take their word for it. Of course, the more we travelled the more needs we saw so I will continue to collect resources (our first shipment of books will go out by the end of March and should arrive in May). In other words, thanks for making all this possible.
Yet much work remains as we seek to impact a little piece of this big world. You can give toward this important work by sending a tax-deductible check to PurposeQuest, PO Box 8882, Pittsburgh, PA 15221-0882. You can also give through my website using PayPal. Thank you for the role you played in making this trip happen and for your faithful support and help toward the next one in August.