Kenya Trip Update: Day Five
Sadly, three days of VBS have come to an end, as has our time at Mathare North School. Spending this time with the staff and students of Mathare North was an amazing experience and quite a blessing. They were incredibly gracious and appreciative of everything we were able to accomplish through God's power.
During our time at Mathare North, we conducted a daily VBS for almost 500 kids, which included Bible lessons, snacks, crafts, music and games. We trained 10 local men in carpentry skills, treated over 500 patients at the medical clinic we operated, gave out more than 150 pairs of reading glasses, and provided fluoride treatments and toothbrushes for ALL 846 students at Mathare North. We were welcomed into 25 homes to share the Gospel and pray with locals. We also prayed with several hundred people in our prayer room and, most importantly, 15 people gave their lives to Jesus. Our time here in Africa has truly been blessed by God.
Our work at Mathare North was concluded with a closing ceremony that included a short sermon, singing and dancing, performances by the students, and a celebration cake. There may even be some footage of our team dancing with the staff and students. Isaac, the director of Mathare North School, concluded the celebration by thanking us for all we did with a team of just 16 and challenged us to return next year with a team of 32. The challenge has been handed to us. Is Hope Christian Church ready to answer the call?