2022 GO Trips
The Great Need in Nairobi, Kenya
Nearly 2.5 million people live in poverty in the slums and urban areas of Nairobi, Kenya. They lack the basic necessities of life, including adequate housing, clean water, and sanitation services. Educational opportunities are negligible. All kinds of diseases run rampant throughout the communities. The scarcity of jobs complicates every problem.
Nearly one million people live in the Mathare slum, an area of less than a square mile. Rivers of sewage run through the slum towns, carrying garbage and human waste. Most families live without electricity, running water, or toilets and crowd as many as 10 people into one-room huts made of scrap wood, corrugated tin, or mud.
Thousands of children have no homes but the streets, and turn to begging, stealing, prostitution, and drug-dealing to survive.
In this dark wilderness, a partnership of American Churches and Kenyan ministries, called Hope Partnership, works to bring physical, emotional, and spiritual light through education and training to break the cycle of poverty and hopelessness. There are well over 15,000 children sponsored who receive an excellent Christian education, medical care, and the hope found only in Christ Himself.
For more information about Hope Partnership click here
A team of people from Mountain Christian Church will go to Nairobi, Kenya to work with the urban poor in the slums of the Mathare Valley alongside long term missionaries from Missions of Hope International (MOHIAfrica.org/).
This trip includes involvement in...
- Vacation Bible School
- Community visits
- Retreats for high school students
- Visit sponsored kids
Financial Support for the Trip
If you would like to financially support a participant, there are two ways to donate.
- Online at MountainCC.org/GoTrips. Click on “View Details” for the Kenya trip and then click on “Donate to a Participant.” You may select the name of the individual you are supporting from the drop down menu.
- You may also donate via check made payable to Mountain Christian Church and mail your donation, along with a note as to the trip participant you are supporting, to the church at 1824 Mountain Rd., Joppa, MD 21085.
Since much of the cost of each trip is for airfare, we hope to purchase the tickets as soon as possible. All donations are tax-deductible. If more support is raised than is needed for each trip, those funds will assist other GO Trips to other places. If for any unforeseen reason a trip participant is unable to go, your support will continue to bless the team that is going.
Your support in any capacity will help the team achieve the objective to “Be Jesus” to our friends in Kenya. Thank you for your partnership!
Prayer Support for the Trip
Consider praying for the trip…
- Preparation of the team, including financial support
- Safety in travel
- God to be Glorified
- That we will be a blessing in the Slums of Nairobi