A California short-term missions team is now home from a busy trip to rural Kenya. Joy Mueller – executive director of Kenya Hope – spoke with MNN before she and the team left the East African country.
“We’ve been here with our partnering church from Long Beach, California, working in a very remote community of Nkoisusu where we put in a well, or what they (Kenyans) call a borehole… [we’re] also building housing for the teachers, as well as training some of our widows,” Mueller describes.
The Lord used one team member in a powerful way. “She was talking with the gal she sponsors…and she [asked] ‘How can I pray for you?’” Mueller says, describing the conversation.
“The woman said, ‘Please pray the chains that bind me would be broken’.”
It served as a perfect introduction to the Gospel message, Mueller continues, and “she accepted Jesus Christ that day, which was just an amazing thing to see.” Along with Christ-centered hope, the team also provided training – a critical part of Kenya Hope’s Widow’s Might program. Learn more here.
Mueller says job training is essential because “widows are incredibly marginalized; they are really left destitute.”
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Heart