Monday, May 29, 2017

Africa Update

Our team leaves for Kenya in just 3 months!

Our team keeps growing…and there are now 11 of us going on this mission trip in September, our largest team yet!  We are busy preparing and raising funds for our trip, and are all looking forward to an awesome time serving and being the Lord’s hands and feet to the staff and all the children at HappyLife!

We had a lovely visit this month from Peter and Faith Ndungu, the Kenyan Directors of HappyLife Children’s Home in Nairobi. They came to Texas to met with local churches and develop new relationships, and raise awareness and support for their ministry to the abandoned children of Kenya.  I had the privilege of connecting them with our Missions pastor at Woodlands Church while they were here in the Houston area.  

Visit from HappyLife Directors, 
Peter and Faith Ndungu
Meeting with Missions pastor 
at Woodlands Church

One of our Team Leaders, hosted a fundraising dinner for HappyLife at her home. Peter and Faith had the opportunity to share about their ministry and Child Sponsorship Program, and the new Pediatric Hospital they are building adjacent to the Children’s Home in the community of Roysambu just outside of Nairobi
It was a great evening for all!
Peter, Faith with Julie & Schelley, 
our Team Leaders and Dinner Hosts 

With Peter and Faith at Benefit Dinner

I want to thank everyone who has donated toward my trip!  My airline ticket and ground transportation fees have been paid for through your generous donations!

*I still need approximately $650 to cover the remainder of my costs for this trip. Any funds received over and above this amount will go toward purchasing needed clothing and supplies for the Children’s home.

If you would like to partner with me on this mission trip through your financial support, please make your tax-deductible donation check out to HappyLife Children’s Home, with my name in the memo line, and mail your check to me by June 10th to:

Cindy Gross
4018 Coltwood Dr.
Spring, TX 77388

I am so grateful for your prayers and support as I prepare for this mission trip!  I can't wait to go love on all those precious babies again!!

Love and blessings,

Volunteer at Happy Life    
By Sara Kamini, Happy Life Administrator 

“I recently sat with a couple that has always wanted to come and visit us but said they could not because they thought we charge a fee, it honestly broke my heart.”  “There is so much to do at Happy Life that money cannot buy…holding a baby, loving on them, talking to our teenagers, and now that our school is becoming bigger, we need counselors who can volunteer their services.”  “We need all the help we can get and everybody is welcome to visit as often as they like.”

HappyLife 2016

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