This afternoon, we met up at the church and boarded a bus to the airport.
Tonight, we are headed to Kenya via Istanbul, Turkey. The entire journey is going to take around 30 hours, so we are pacing ourselves.
Once in Kenya, we will be working with some of the local ministers to help in the community. John Rushing, a pastor from my church, will be leading a pastor’s conference where he will be training local ministers.
This is my third trip to Kenya and I can’t wait to see some of my friends who live there. In 2009, I helped a little boy who needed a partial amputation of his thumb. During the surgery, the surgeon walked out on me and told me to close the wound. The little boy (Collins) is now17 years old! I am looking forward to seeing him. The last time I saw him was during my last trip in 2010.
My friend Mandy Swilley is also on the trip. Mandy is quick-witted and has a great sense of humor. No doubt, she will make this trip a lot of fun. Mandy has been to Kenya countless times, so her local knowledge and relationships with people are also a huge asset.
I don’t know know the WiFi situation in Istanbul, but if I am able to get a signal, I will try to send another update.
Thank you for your prayers.