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Lakewood UMC Kenya Mission Trip July 2005. Dedicated to all LUMC local and international Mission Teams. Contains less than 15% material recycled from the Kenya 2004 DVD. We thank our families, prayer partners, friends and LUMC members for their incredible support!. The Mission. The Tasks

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we thank our families prayer partners friends and lumc members for their incredible support

We thank our families, prayer partners, friends and LUMC members for their incredible support!

the mission
The Mission

The Tasks

  • Build homes for AIDS orphans
  • Construct clothes drying area for Maua Methodist Hospital

The Purpose

  • Joyfully share the love of Jesus
partners in mission trips aren t one time events
Partners In Mission trips aren’t one time events.

The partnership of Texas Conference churches provides continuity and sustained love and support.

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The first time you visit is wonderful, but the second time you visit we know you really love us.Full time missionary
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The Missionary Beatitude:

Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not get bent out of shape

things we learned in kenya
Things we learned in Kenya:
  • Be ready for culture shock – going and coming back
  • Just show them Jesus; don’t try to change their culture
  • Take bug spray, and use it
  • Don’t forget everything you learned in “missionary school”
facts about africa
Facts about Africa
  • Over one million AIDS orphans, many without housing
facts about africa1
Facts about Africa
  • Over one million AIDS orphans, many without housing
  • Substandard or non-existent medical care in most areas
facts about africa2
Facts about Africa
  • Over one million AIDS orphans, many without housing
  • Substandard or non-existent medical care in most areas
  • Tens of millions suffering from HIV/AIDS
facts about africa3
Facts about Africa
  • Over one million AIDS orphans, many without housing
  • Substandard or non-existent medical care in most areas
  • Tens of millions suffering from HIV/AIDS
  • Africans are doing a lot themselves, but they need help
one story
One story . . .

Mwenda, 14

Karimi, 12

Jennifer, 86

(grandmother)

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The parents of Karimi and Mwenda died of AIDS.Nearly all of their land had been sold to pay debts.This was their house and only bed.
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For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7
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Romans 5:3-5 And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.

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New bed 

Keys to new

house 

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Maua Methodist HospitalHIV/AIDS programs help adults live longer and prevent more children from becoming orphans
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“I am Margaret and I have AIDS. I am alive because of the love of God, the kindness of Machungulu Methodist Church, and the wisdom of Maua Methodist Hospital”Margaret, caregiver for 11 children

good news
Good news . . .

The Maua church & hospital helped change laws so the children will not lose their homes if their caregivers die.

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There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. Galatians 3:28
christian symbols for your car1
Christian Symbols for your Car

U.S. Version

Kenya Version

See Jim Robertson for details

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The Partners In Mission“National Anthem”Isaiah 6:8Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

our motto
Our motto

Measure twice, cut once.

(Home Depot is thousands of miles away)

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Antibiotic instructionsAvoid prolonged exposure to sunlightUh, would all day under clear skies at 5,000’ at the equator qualify as “prolonged?”

bad news hippos kill more humans than any other animal
Bad news: Hippos kill more humans than any other animal.

Good news: Hippos are herbivores, so they won’t eat you after they kill you.

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The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field. Matthew 9:37-38

vacation bible school
Vacation Bible School!

1 John 4:19We love because he first loved us.

how housing helps the orphans
How housing helps the orphans
  • Safety / shelter
  • Helps them go to school
  • Less chances of:
    • Abuse
    • HIV / AIDS
    • Turning to crime, drugs or prostitution
    • Pneumonia
    • Sickness & death from contaminated water
money goes a long way in africa
Money goes a long way in Africa

$1,200 builds a home for AIDS orphans

$15 per month buys food and a uniform so a child can attend school

money goes a long way in africa1
Money goes a long way in Africa

$14 per month provides medicine to keep HIV/AIDS patients alive

(ART = Anti-retroviral therapy)

money goes a long way in africa2
Money goes a long way in Africa

Most of all, it buys hope.

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All Christians are missionaries.What is your mission field?School? Work? Neighborhood? Friends? Family? Local? International?All of the above?

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and to Him.. . . The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.’ Matthew 25:37-40

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