Tuesday, September 24, 2013

We pray for Kenya and our friends in Nairobi

To everyone who has expressed concern about our upcoming mission trip to Kenya, at this point we are living our lives as if we are still going to go. Our tickets are bought, our medical supplies are packed up and ready and our team has been trained. Our hearts and our prayers go out to the Kenyan people, particularly those who have lost loved ones or know someone who was injured in the recent attack on Westgate Mall in Nairobi. Safety and security are our number one priority on these trips. We are only out during the day, only travel as a team with experienced drivers that know the safest routes and are in gated, guarded compounds at night. None of us is interested in becoming a martyr, quite the opposite, our motivation is to share the love of Christ through our human care ministry of doing vision clinics in the slums and other relatively impoverished areas.  Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers as we are ready to serve wherever God places us this time around and we are also fully prepared to continue to serve in our own communities if the upcoming trip is not to be.  We hope to know within the next few days what the outcome will be. Stay tuned. Blessings to everyone who reads and takes this blog post to heart.