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Last May 2010, 28 Baylor athletes, managers, trainers and coaches went on our second mission trip to Nairobi, Kenya as a part of the Baylor Sports Ministry Team. It was amazing to go back and build on the things our first team had done and get to experience some new ministry opportunities as well including a clinic in the Nairobi West Men’s Prison, going into the slums to visit the homes of the children in the Nairobi Junior Soccer League, and participating in a “Clean Out” where we washed the feet of people in a small village who had been infected by jigger infestation. They were all powerful and moving experiences for us all.

This May 15-29, 2011 we will return. This year our team is made up of 45 Baylor staff, grad students, student trainers, club sport athletes and athletes from our football, men and women’s basketball, volleyball, soccer, track, and equestrian teams! We’ll join the Kenyan ministry partners God has provided for us; Walter Machio, Boniface Mwalimu, and Brother Wonjohi (with our Kizito and Amri families), assisting them in carrying on the work God has called them to there in Nairobi. Walter’s sports ministry has exploded since our first trip there. We will continue our sports clinics and will also compete and do outreach with the Kenyan National Soccer Team and Jr National Volleyball Team as well as help with the rebuilding of Mukuru after the fire last month and doing clinics in the Nairobi west men’s Prison and the Lanag’ata Women’s Maximum Prison. We also plan on returning to Marang’a where we did the clean out and this year pour concrete floors in the huts to help eliminate the problem of jiggers. We’ll join Boniface for a few early mornings to feed, share God’s Word and pray with the “street kids” (orphaned, abandoned and runaway children living on the streets of Nairobi) as well as help him work on the home he has established to help get them off the streets and overcome their addictions. He has also asked us to do a sports/health clinic this year with the street kids. Lastly, the Amri and Kizito Child Care Facilities are eager for us to return to love on and share with the children as well as work with parents and volunteers in the community to build needed equipment and make improvements to the facilities they use to feed and educate the children in the impoverished area of Kikuyu.

Please pray for us as we embark on this mission. We want to be available to serve and experience God any way he desires. Our hope is that by updating this blog each day you can share this experience with us better know how to pray for us! Thank you for being a part of the team!

Baraka, (Blessings in Swahili)

Wes

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Susan Douthit on May 14, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    Looking forward to updates from May 2011.

    Reply

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