Trip 16, Update 4, Eyeglasses and Projects

Today was Reading Glass ministry day.  The team organized a way to fit 242 people with the proper strength reading glasses.  It is such an easy way to make a big impact on people….restoring their ability to read for just $1 and some time.  Most of these glasses were donated by the kind people at RestoringVision.org

untitled11

Julia Adhiambo.  Age 41.  I can now read books and my Bible much better.

 

12605434_10207063307753580_1266346897444130375_o

Emanual Emusolo.  Age 56.  I am a teacher.  These glasses will help me a great deal in teaching and studying.  I have a hard time reading in dim light.  I like to read my Bible and this will be a big help.

 

Eldon, Tony, Ed and their helpers completed a project to run water to the LSA school for drinking and hand washing.  A drinking fountain was made.  Tables and cabinets for the school as well.

And some cool chairs by Eldon and Phyllis Yoder.

Trip 16, Update 3, LSH

Day 3 of the Liavo Medical Mission Clinic was completed with the largest number of people served yet, 330.  The 3 day totals are 660 patients seen, 156 cases of Malaria treated, 55 tooth extractions, and the rest of the people were seen with Pneumonia and other general ailments.  The project took 5 paid Kenyan medical professionals, 15 volunteers from the local church, a large amount of medicine and tests, some brought from the US and some purchased in Kenya, planning by MSM’s Tony Yoder and LSH’s Dr. Ben, the MSM team on the ground, and only roughly $4,000 to bless and relieve pain in over 600 people.  Praise God!

12473741_530395243795217_6951925346753341239_o

Tony and pastor Ken of the Liavo Bible church are sharing with the church volunteers the significance of how they joined in with Jesus’ work, loving and caring for the needy and suffering….the Gospel in action.  This helps the church be relevant to the community when they next share the good news of God’s plan of love and redemption.

 

 

Concurrently many of the team have been presenting a Bible program to the 130 students at the Lord’s Servants Academy on the Armor of God.  They are using puppets, crafts, and skits and everyone is really enjoying it.

WP_20160126_09_21_14_Pro

Trip 16, Kenya and Uganda, Update 2, Medical Outreach for Liavo

Today was day 1 of a planned 3 day medical outreach for the Liavo community that surrounds the Lord’s Servants Home (LSH) orphanage.  15 members of the Liavo Bible Church (LBC) volunteered and 2 local doctors joined our Dr. Ben in serving.  Screening for Malaria and other illnesses were performed on 130 people.  Medicine and encouragement was provided, much of it brought from the US and the rest locally.  A larger number is expected tomorrow and Wednesday.  We will fit and distribute reading glasses on Thursday.  We hope to show the community that we care about them… as evidence that God does also.

12525412_10207044071792693_3824150098138850116_o

Dr. Ben

Trip #16, Kenya and Uganda, Update 1

Our Kenya team is all on site.  Most of them took a wildlife tour on the way to the orphanage.  They are all at the LSH orphanage now, enjoying being with the kids, beginning their projects, and preparing for a 3 day medical mission outreach to the community beginning Monday.

12593895_10206997138819398_3271051851336435882_o

The Kenyan team and their many bags of supplies in Nairobi.

12514042_10207019966470075_4879856323991390277_o

At Masi Mara game park, river full of Hippos.

WP_20160120_15_34_49_Pro

 

 

Amie, our Canadian Mountie, organized and supervised the construction of a new bridge over a muddy creek and repair of 2 other bridges.  These bridges serve the community by allowing foot traffic easily to the LSA school and to the fresh water supply the LSH offers the community.  Several community men participated in the effort.  We firmly believe that people won’t care about what you want to tell them until they see what you care about.  The bridge work and up coming medical outreach may help someone hear and believe the good news of the Gospel this week.

Our Ugandan team was to leave Charlotte, NC today but all flights have been cancelled due to winter storm Jonas.  They are rescheduled to depart on Monday.

Watch for future updates.

Trip #16 to Kenya and Uganda today.

A large team of 13 people including a Royal Canadian Mounted Policewoman, a couple from Iowa, and several from Charlotte, NC will meet first at the Lord’s Servants Home in Kenya and then Stream of Hope Home in Uganda.  This is Mission Servants Ministry’s largest and one of the most ambitious trips yet.

Half of the team will be focused on LSH and will host a 3 day Medical Clinic at the new LSA school building to serve an expected 500+ people from the community.  They also plan to build a bridge for the community over a muddy place on a main path, run water to the school, several smaller projects, and deliver a multi session Bible and craft class to the entire population of the LSA school, 120+ kids.

The team at SOH in Uganda will finish and open the new kitchen, build a playground shelter, install a generator to the well to improve water supply, and many smaller projects and activities for the kids.

The total trip will span the next 3 weeks except for one team member who will remain and serve for another month.  We will be bringing updates.  Please join us in praying for these people for safety, health, guidance, and opportunities to share Christ’s love.

HPIM3316

Diana and her Christmas meal of chicken, chipati, potatoes, pasta, and soft drink.