A Blessed Trip to Kenya
At the end of May, three of the vision4kids directors headed off to Kiambururu, Kenya to visit the work that we are doing in central Kenya. Stephen Fletcher, Stephen Cassells and Michael Gray left Heathrow late on the Saturday evening and flew into Nairobi on the Sunday morning where they were met by vision4kids missionary Samson Kangethe.
They had an opportunity to greet Samson’s church and Stephen Cassells addressed the children in the Sunday school. They then travelled to Githunguri, where Michael Gray spoke to the church before Stephen Cassells gave another word to the boys and girls. It was wonderful to see the work that God is doing among the Christians there and to have an opportunity to share the gospel and to encourage them in the faith.
Throughout the week, the team visited a number of schools, liaising with Headteachers, meeting the children, as well as sharing the gospel and seeing the positive impact of vision4kids on the lives of those within the community. They were able to see the vision4kids food programme in action, where the 50 poorest children in the village receive a hot meal each day at Kiambururu Primary School, as well as water tanks and new classroom blocks at Blessed Hill Academy.
The team spent time with the 25 sponsored children, learning about their progress in school and getting to know them better. They also spent a lot of time with Samson, learning more about what has been achieved in the past and hearing about his vision for the future.
On the final day, the team held the annual Kiambururu Football Tournament, which was eagerly anticipated by the entire village. There was a huge turnout as expected, lots of great football, the gospel shared with almost every child in the village and copious amounts of bread and coke distributed.
The trip was extremely successful and all the glory goes to God alone. A full update on all the details of the trips will appear in the July newsletter. Do make sure that you are signed up to receive it.