A Trip to Kitale

Which of these examples do you identify with when planning a trip?
   A.  I want to go to another country, where I can experience another culture.
   B.  I don’t like to sit around on vacation, I need to be doing something.
   C.  I want to do something unusual, like go on a safari.
   D.  I’d like a trip with my son or daughter that we would remember the rest of our lives.
Was it hard to select just one?

Valley View Christian Church is sending a team on a mission trip in 2016 that meets ALL of the examples above.

One of the missionaries we support, Mike Schrage, started an orphanage in Kitale, Kenya, along with 3 other families.  This orphanage has given over 100 African children a home, but now that the home is 25 years old, it is in bad shape.  The roof leaks, the building needs paint, walls need to be repaired, the kitchen needs to be expanded, and more.  We are looking for a team to go to Kenya July 23 through August 5.  We need you, whether you are a skilled home repairman, a person who is just willing to learn how to paint a wall, or someone who is willing to do some cleaning as the job progresses.

  • You will experience another culture in the African country of Kenya.  There you will meet children who have grown up in this fascinating environment, as well as a team of African volunteers who work at the orphanage.  Imagine meeting brothers and sisters in Christ from a completely different lifestyle, sharing your testimonies, praying together, and working for the Lord together!
  • This will be a very busy mission trip.  We will have work to do each day, much of it physical labor.  However, if your strengths are in other areas, you will have an opportunity to help out in the school or with the children.  We will tailor the work to the teams’ skills.
  • We will take a day off and go on an African safari!  It’s amazing what you can see in a day on a safari.  Experience another area of God’s planet, while seeing lions, cheetahs, wildebeests, monkeys, elephants, and more.  We’ll have time for a little souvenir shopping as well.
  • What a great opportunity for a father/son trip, a family trip, or a friendship trip.  This is a trip you will always remember, serving the Lord together in a way you perhaps never dreamed of doing!

Mary Beeks from the Missions Team poses with a group of Masaii tribesmen on a previous trip to Kenya.

The trip will cost around $2,500.00 – it may sound like a lot of money, but if you are feeling the desire to go, don’t let the amount scare you off! There are many people ready to help so you can experience this life changing mission.  Come to the informational meeting on Sunday, January 24th.  Your deposit of $500.00 is not due until March 13, 2016.

Here’s the timeline:

January 24, 2016 at 12:30 pm – Informational trip, with lunch
March 13, 2016 – $500.00 deposit due
May 1, 2016 – $1000 payment due
July 1, 2016 – $1000 payment due
July 23, 2016 – Depart for Kenya!!!

About Valley View Missions…

Valley View is all about delivering Hope to our community and world. This includes the international mission work that we support in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas. You can read more about who we support, our upcoming trips, and how we support our missionaries at the Missions page of our website, vvcc.org/world. If you are interested in helping serve with missions, we would love to hear from you – email Mary Beeks at mary_e_beeks@yahoo.com. Finally, if you would like to receive the quarterly Missions Newsletter, so you can be updated regularly on the missions we support, you can do so here.