YES!!! I took my first oversea missions trip to Kenya, Africa for 10 days with a fantastic leader and group of folks. Our team S.T.A.R. Kenya started out from my church in Olean, NY and we had 3 more folks join us one from Georgia and two from Florida. it was to help out at an orphanage where they bring in children have been found begging on the streets because either one or more of their parents have dies of AIDS and have no means care. Much poverty and death from AIDS.
The Orphanage is "Quest for Happiness" where a pastor and his wife laid down their lives to help orphaned children. There are 40 healthy kids being fed, schooled and clothed.
We built desks, cabinets for the class rooms, sorted the kids clothes so they each had their own in a bin or suit case and brought them toys, made a tether ball set, played with them, taught some fun crafts, sang with them and sponsored many of them!!!
We loved to hear them sing!!!
What a joy and what a heartbreak when we left. I hope I will see them again!
This little girl, Salome... that stole my heart!!!
She's our daughter in Kenya
The children would gather by the flag pole and sing worship songs
before class WOW! can they sing!
Blogger won't let me up load the video too large wish I could share it with you!
the front sign
kids loved to play with the tires.
We got them sunglasses and hey loved them!
The kids with longer hair are not orphans but come to school there.
working on the new monument placement and garden
the monument before and the flag pole behind it
Tether ball fun
building desk I helped with a few nails
kids carried them to the class rooms!
The children pray!
I was so blessed to be apart of this outreach!!!