I am headed to Kenya!
Due to many challenges, I have been unable to return to Kenya since my last trip in 2010.
Back in 2009, we met a boy who had a badly infected thumb. After an epic struggle with the hospital personnel, we were able to get him treatment. That little boy is now 17 years old! It is hard to believe.
During this trip, one of the pastors from my church, Sugar Creek Baptist Church, will be leading a minister’s conference. Basically, many of the ministers in Kenya have a heart for God, but are lacking in resources. They don’t get federal student loans to go to seminary, they struggle to get their education one day at a time. In addition to that challenge, ministers in Kenya are expected to only be a minister. There is no such thing as a “Bi-Vocational Pastor.”
This trip is about ministry
In years past, I have gone with an idea of what I was going to do when I got there. And every time, it has changed. I think it is best to say, I am going to do whatever it is that God calls me to do. The plan is to work with the children at some of the orphanages in the Kisumu area, but I am sure it will grow into much more.
What can you do to help?
First and foremost, we need your prayers for this trip. Please pray that God prepares the hearts of the people we are going to see. You could also pray that we do whatever it is that is in God’s will.
Second, if you would like to contribute to the trip, there are several ways you can do that.
- I have setup a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds that will pay for whatever we need to acquire locally to get the job done. In years past, we have purchased shoes, medicine, paid to repair a water well and many other needs that we were called to fill.
- You send a check made out to Sugar Creek Baptist Church to: Sugar Creek Baptist Church, C/O John Rushing, 13333 Southwest Frwy, Sugar Land, Texas 77478 along with a note expressing that the funds are for the January 2018 trip to Kenya. If you would like to call and speak to John, he can be reached at 281-242-2858. (This method is the only way to get a receipt for tax purposes, so if you want to deduct your contribution from your taxes, you will need to go directly through the church.
- For those who want to remain completely anonymous in their donations, you can send Bitcoin to me at the following address –
Thank you and I look forward to sharing what God is doing in Kenya.