Did you know there are two Fox River teams in Kenya right now? One team is focused on activaties with the kids at our schools, specifically with the kids who just graduated 8th grade in November and will be moving on to high school soon. The other is a medical team that will be setting up medical clinics and addressing the kids' health needs.
The medical team arrived safe early this morning at 3:00am. We picked them up and got everyone checked into their rooms. They were a tired but excited group! Some chose to sleep a few hours and others chose to stay up and enjoy their first morning in Kenya.
At 10:00am we headed to Crossroads Fellowship Church in Mombasa. Jim Horne, missionary to our school in Vipingo - Crossroads Academy, gave a good message on starting the new year right and the worship team kept us moving and awake! It was a great way to start the trip and put us in the right mindset for the upcoming week.
We had lunch at the hotel and then did some shopping at Nakumatt (Kenyan version of WalMart) to pick up some snacks and supplies for the week.
When we returned to the hotel we began the fun process of sorting through the supply suitcases and getting our things organized for the week. Everyone made it until after dinner and most retired to their rooms early to catch up on much needed sleep!
We are so looking forward to working with our Kenyan partners this week to provide medical care to the kids at our schools in Bomani and Vipingo as well as Majaoni. Good News Academy in Majaoni is a school that is a part of Bobby & Lisa Bectel's ministry, as is Bomani.