Tenth Annual Mission Trip
HOUSTON – On June 13, 2019, a team of 30 members strong (pictured below) departed to Nairobi, Kenya, to engage in a 12-day medical missionary trip funded by the Houston International Seventh-day Adventist Church. Over the course of four days, the clinic was able to process more than 2,000 people. Collaboration with the local health officials from Makueni and Machakos counties helped make those numbers possible. They provided personnel to assist in registration, treatment and follow up. Our extensive pharmaceutical donations benefitted from the help of additional county pharmacists. Clementine Karemera, a dentist from the Houston area (pictured right) provided much-needed dental services.
While the mornings were dedicated to medical services and visitation, the evenings focused on evangelism seminars, which comprised of Bible study, spiritual movies, preaching, health nuggets and children’s ministries. The meetings yielded a harvest of 145 souls for baptism with many more interests, estimated at 200, for follow up. It was such a joy to witness our new brothers and sisters in Christ seal their decision for eternal life on our last Sabbath in Kenya. The mood was so joyous that the whole experience was like a foretaste of heaven.
Our 12 days in Kenya only scratched the surface of the rich harvest there. As we preached and extracted teeth, checked blood sugars and made paper crowns for children, we felt the value of bringing a practical gospel to God’s people in need.
By Monet Morgan and Stephen Mbola