Hillside Community Church - October 2010 | Hungry For Life
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Leaving early October a group of eight adventurers from Hillside Community Church headed to Kenya for a two week safari (that means journey in Swahili) to the district of Boro. Most of this team had been before and were looking forward to reconnecting with the people, not to mention seeing the changes to the area since their last visit.

The team was led by Dan and Jen along with HFL leader Jackie Edinborough. The purpose of the trip was to assist in building a church structure in Boro to replace the current mud one; to provide medical and basic eye clinic care to the community; to assist with farm preparation; to repeat the ever-popular sports day, and to continue to develop relationships with the community.

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Team Testimonials:

"[One highlight I experienced on this trip was] dealing with team differences without absorbing tension and the joy of the children."
"[This trip has impacted me] and re-ignited my heart/perspective for Africa as well as my passion for teaching and accountability in church leadership."
"[God spoke to me] and I realized that I can't fix them but God is involved and active in their lives."
"[What broke my heart was] the boy who was beaten and chased away from his home. He was hovering in the corner at the med clinic and then a lady took him in."
"[The things I plan to change over the next six months are] relax in the raising of my kids."
"[One highlight I experienced on this trip was] seeing the people learning how to grow crops in their gardens and how to take care of it."
"[This trip has impacted me] and shown me how much we should put our trust in God and how we shouldn't worry so much about the small things that are wrong in our lives. I have learned that I should have faith that God will take care of it."
"[This experience has changed me] I think I am more comfortable with sharing God with other people."
"[It broke my heart] to see how many people are sick and suffering but are unable to get the help to cure their sickness. It also showed me how grateful I should be about the privileges back home."
"[The things I plan to change over the next six months are] I am going to work harder to accomplish my goals. I am going to spend more time reading the Bible and really getting to know God."
"[One highlight I experienced on this trip was] Sunday at church and afterwards praying at a new site where the new church needs to be built."
"[This trip has impacted me] and I want to encourage more people to go."
"[This experience has changed me] and made me realize that we have so much in Canada that we tend not to rely on Jesus in everything we do. I want to rely on Jesus in everything that I do."
"[What broke my heart was] a man came into the clinic with such a diseased foot. No one dispensing could believe he could even walk."
"[The things I plan to change over the next six months are] to get more into the Word and not just for the next six months."
"[There were so many highlight I experienced on this trip] the woman who was crippled and danced and leapt for joy after she was treated, the man who walked in using a cane and left not using one, also preaching a sermon and that there are no more jiggers at Kosheng Primary School."
"[This trip has impacted me] and made me increase my reliance on my saviour. I want to do more for the Lord, particularly at home."
"[This experience has changed me] Knowing that God still does miracles will keep me praying far more. It has put a new fire in my heart for Jesus."
"I delivered malaria medication to Pastor Caleb for his grandson Godfrey who also has rickets and that broke my heart."
"[The things I plan to change over the next six months are] to spend more time doing personal devotions. Our devotion time was very special."
"[One highlight I experienced on this trip was] meeting a young man named Ralph that had contracted HIV. I was able to encourage him and share the gospel with him. I also was able to pray with him. My heart definitely goes out to people in this situation."
"I feel my abilities to relate with others has improved. I also feel I have a greater appreciation for children, they are so open and willing to love even in adverse conditions."
"[This experience has changed me] I am going to be more diligent with devotions. We had great devotional times that impacted me."
"[This trip has impacted me and helped me learn] that I cannot fix everything and that God is in control. I can only do what God gives me to do if I am willing to let Him be the guide. I need to be ready to hear His voice."
"[This experience has changed me] and I will b more grateful for water and food as well as the comforts of home. I will be more thankful for having a husband who loves me and provides for our family faithfully."