Hillside Community Church - October 2012 | Hungry For Life

October 2012: ,

A group from Hillside Community Church, led by church leader Dan Kram and HFL leader Gerry Stinson, traveled to Seje, Kenya to continue their community transformation work alongside field partner Gospel Power Churches and Edwin Napali. The team served the community by providing medical care through a mobile clinic, providing micro-enterprise instruction in the area of market garden training, and helping with completing construction of the local church in Seje.

Read the team blog.

Additional items accomplished: 
  • Church building completed
  • 3 ½ days clinics
  • 2 gardens double digging (1- 2 beds completed, 1-2 beds 2/3  done, left $$ to complete)
  • Sunday School
  • Sports day

Team Testimonials:

"[One highlight I experienced on this trip was] the children welcoming us on Sunday in the church, their voices were so beautiful."
"[One highlight I experienced on this trip was] when I helped provide reading glasses to people at the clinics. It felt great to know that in a matter of minutes I had helped change someone's life for the better."
"I, like most people, have seen pictures, read stories, even heard of other team's experiences but to physically be here and experience, feel, touch, smell, hear, taste, the culture, the people - there is nothing like it!"
"[This trip has impacted me and] I have a new appreciation for the poverty in Africa and a new realization of my need to depend on God and seek him in all I do and ask him to use me."
"[The experiences of this trip] have increased my awareness and understanding of Kenya and Africa and I have a new conviction to try and bless people who are less fortunate than myself."
"[Through the experiences of this trip] I am learning to listen and give-in to God's nudging, and learning how to pray for people in different cultures."
"It always breaks my heart that children are hungry and the adults as well."
"[The event that deeply affected me was] the woman that came into the medical clinic all hunched over and in pain from many years of hoeing, that broke my heart. What a tough life!"
"[One thing I am going to change in the next six months is] spend more quiet time with the Lord."
"[Some things I am going to change in the next six months are] to treasure water, live simply, pray for those I have met and their land, especially rain, and the water project."