Team Hillebrand on the way to Uganda

Kathy and I are in route to the Stream of Hope home and will meet up with the team coming from Kenya on Saturday.
The 13 people at The Lord’s Servants Home are doing well with the projects and work that we planned. Many of them did battle illness though the week but are all well today. Several bags were also lost for 5 days, hampering progress and spirits. All is good now.
They have implemented lights, plumbing, and cabinetry in the new Guest House, harvested honey, spent a lot of time with the kids, and worked out organizational changes and needed procedures with pastor Moses and the board members.
The 13 team members in Kenya moved over 1500 pounds of goods from the US. Kathy and I have roughly 300 pounds ourselves which include Bibles, books, solar lighting supplies, tools, and child gifts.
Thank you for your continued prayers. I’ll post more when I can.

Trip for 15 to serve at the Kenyan and Ugandan Orphanages

Mission Servants has a large and ambitious trip about to commence to serve at the LSH home in Kenya and the SOH home in Uganda.  15 members will leave the US in 3 teams from 3 different places and coordinate in Africa.  One team working exclusively at LSH, one exclusively at SOH, and one team working at LSH then traveling to SOH.  This is the 15th Mission Servant Ministry trip and a complicated one so we are requesting constant prayer for safety, logistics, and planning wisdom.  The first team leaves on January 17th, the 2nd and 3rd teams on the 22nd and 29th.

We have a number of plans besides connecting with and loving on the 106 children at the two homes, 87 kids at the Lord’s Servants Academy, almost 20 workers at all the facilities, and hundreds of people at 4 affiliated churches.  We are bringing almost 2,000 pounds of tools, books, sewing machines, Bibles, clothing, lighting components, balls, and goodies.  In Nairobi before driving to the LSH in western Kenya, tools and supplies to improve the homes will be purchased.

Our big projects include: Completing the living touches to the LSH Guest House (lighting, plumbing, cabinetry, curtains) which will allow longer term mission trips and missionary stays.  Installing lighting, curtains, and shelving in the new SOH Boys Dorm.  Launch the project for the new SOH Kitchen/Dining Hall/Utility building.  Numerous smaller projects to improve the facilities and lives of the kids will be done at all facilities.  Medical checking and eye exams will be provided.

It will be exciting.  Please look out for our blog and Facebook posts.  Thank you for your prayers and support!

Some of the Kids in their Christmas clothes at LSH

Some of the Kids in their Christmas clothes at LSH

Happy kids and their new dorm building at SOH

Happy kids and their new dorm building at SOH