Kenya Trip August 2011

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"Kenya Trip August 2011" a team to help the Parker Hill Community Church further their relationship with the village of Karogoto, Kenya

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Hello Friends! I hope your Summer is off to a great start and your vacation planning is well under way. This year, I have the opportunity to lead a team of 13 people to go to Karogoto, Kenya. Parker Hill has partnered with this community through the help of a non-profit organization called 410 Bridge. I love our relationship with Karogoto because the focus is not on providing temporary relief efforts or humanitarian aid to them, rather, the focus of our relationship is to help make them self sustainable by working along side their community and helping them establish safe drinking water, educational scholarships, and micro-enterprises. Since 2007, Parker Hill has assisted in these three areas and the lives of our friends inKarogoto have been significantly changed forever!

I began thinking about this trip back in February 2011 when Parker Hill's Student Ministries began raising money for improvements to the water system that is currently in place in Karogoto. Through the event of a 30-hour fast, students from grades 6-12, along with their leaders, were able to raise more than $10,000 for our friends in Karogoto. It was simply amazing to be part of a group of 6th and 7th grade guys who went to a local ministry camp. There they tore a deck off of a trailer, in near freezing weather, and cleaned cobwebs from the gymnasium ceiling, which was about 30' high--all with no food in their stomachs! My desire is to continue God's work by serving His people in Kenya.

In order for me to get back to Kenya for the August 2011 trip, I will need to raise $3,500 and a huge prayer support group. Our team will be doing some fundraisers, but most of my financial support will come from the family and friends that are viewing this page. If you are able to contribute financially, click on the donate now button to make your contribution. For those that are interested in supporting me through prayer and would like updates on our trip, please send me an e-mail and I'll be sure to add you to my prayer support group.

Thank you in advance for supporting me and for your partnership in this journey!

Serving in Christ Together,

Jeff

Team Captain

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Journey to Kenya in August. Join our partners in Karogoto as they work to bring wholistic transformation.