Kenya MISSION TRIP:
Njuthine Community Project
VBS and Medical Ministry
July 16–25, 2017
All hands are needed as HP Pres partners with the village of Njuthine, Kenya to assist with a medical clinic and a local Vacation Bible School. Come with us and be Christ’s hands and feet as we minister to the community.
No experience is required; there is a job for everyone whether or not you have any medical training. This trip will be led by Cyprian Guchienda, Pastor to All Nations and Rex Curtis, HP Pres member.
For the best rates, please sign up by April 14. After this deadline, the cost of the trip may increase due to airfare.
Learn more about our ministry in Njuthine.
For more information about this trip, contact Allison Murphy, Missions Coordinator
What will we be doing on the trip?
We will have two main activities during this trip depending on your skill and interest. The first will be at the Medical Clinic in Njuthine where we will work with the medical officers of Meru Province to provide medical assistance and distribute medication. We also simultaneously host a VBS at the local primary school. The activities of the VBS will include assisting with Bible studies, crafts, playtime and scripture reenactments. The trip will also include attending the Njuthine Presbyterian Church and help in distributing bibles.
What are the accommodations?
We stay at the Meru County Hotel in the city of Meru. The accommodations are clean and safe with basic amenities.
What is the food like?
Breakfast and dinner are generally eaten at the hotel and consist of simple but safe and delicious foods. For lunch, the team makes sandwiches to take along to the school and clinic. There is always plenty of bottled water available everywhere we go.
Will there be any time to do any sightseeing?
In addition to seeing the towns and villages on our drive to and from Nairobi, you will have the opportunity to add an additional two-day safari trip to the Maasai Mara if you are interested. The cost of the add-on trip is an additional $1,500 per person (approx.).
Will I need vaccinations or immunizations?
Check the vaccines and medicines list at cdc.org/travel. Visit your doctor or local clinic (ideally, 4-6 weeks) before your trip to get vaccines or any medications you may need. Also make sure you are up-to-date on routine vaccines before every trip. These vaccines include measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and your yearly flu shot.
CDC recommends these vaccines & medicines for Kenya:
- Hepatitis A & B
- Yellow Fever