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WHO

WE ARE

 
Love is powerful, and can propel ordinary people into extraordinary destinies. We are  family and friends, a community of regular people, caught up in compassion, learning together how to embrace the call to mercy, and keeping it real.
 

Cross cultural partnership depends on a relationship of trust that requires humility and takes years to develop. We are extremely grateful for the wisdom of those who have gone before, and that of our Kenyan partners, whose passion, hard work, and patience over the years has made this often difficult journey one that is rich and full of joy. We value people over projects, relationship over task, integrity over convenience, and accountability as a lifestyle. We are not experts, but facilitators; it doesn't take an expert to hug a child who has never been hugged; to pray and cry with a woman who is trapped in desperation; to bring a medical team to deliver health care to those who have none. We are a team of servants, participants in a transformational work that invariably transforms us, as well as those we serve.

 
WHY WE DO IT
 

We are believers in Jesus, and have experienced new life and purpose because we know Him through simple faith in His sacrificial and atoning work on the cross. We desire to be instruments in His hands to do as He did: "to bring good news to the poor; ...to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; ...to comfort all who mourn...giving them a garland instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and the mantle of praise instead of a spirit of fainting. So they will be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified..." Is 61:1-3 NASB

 

Jesus said, "Love your neighbor as yourself." Mark 12:31. We believe our neighbors are all over the world, and God's love is practical, not theoretical.

This love is available to all in need, and the opportunities offered through this mission, likewise,  

are available to all in need without discrimination.

"If you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in the darkness and your gloom be as the noonday. And the Lord will guide you continually and satisfy your desire in scorched places and make your bones strong;
and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail."
Isaiah 58:10-11 ESV