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!


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.


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.


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.


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


At Masi Mara game park, river full of Hippos.




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.


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

August trip to Kenya and Uganda… Update 8

We have wrapped up our time at the Lord’s Servants Home and will travel all day tomorrow to the Stream of Hope Home in Uganda. This was a great visit. We saw the LSA #2 building get under way, implemented several improvements to the home, added to the playground, and spent a lot of time with the kids. Thanks for your prayers. Updates may be fewer from Uganda since the Internet is not as accessible for us there.

Just happy.....

Just happy…..

Wall footers/foundation stones are in place

Wall footers/foundation stones are in place

Foundation stones.

Foundation stones.

All kids got letters from sponsors and supporters. This is a big favorite for them each trip.

All kids got letters from sponsors and supporters. This is a big favorite for them each trip.

Finished 2 seesaws. Steel design.

Finished 2 seesaws. Steel design.


More good uses for old tires

More good uses for old tires