Hope Beyond Transitional Center

This blog post is written to encourage you to open your heart to children that I call dear friends, and that I love greatly. They need to know that they are loved. They deserve to know that they are loved. Click this link to read about Hope Beyond Transitional Center, and DONATE! Thank you to…

A Blessing Realized

Our first day in Kenya, we pulled into camp with Paul, and met Madam Dorcus. She was waiting for us outside of her house, ready to greet us with a smile and welcoming arms. We introduced ourselves, and immediately she made us feel at home. We sat down inside to each lunch, and continued to…

Sidai Oleng

Roughly 7,000 acres in size, Sidai Oleng is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. The various landscapes in this wildlife sanctuary allow for a wide variety of habitats, and each landscape has its own unique feel. The interior of the forest is lush with plant life, and a stream runs through…

Four Weeks

Today marks the culmination of our first month in Kenya; after four weeks of new people, environments, and culture, we are thrilled to be here and could not be more thankful for this incredible opportunity to serve others and grow in faith. Though our previous blog posts have given small insights on our day to…

Reflections On Simple Things

Two weeks into our DukeEngage project, I am struggling to translate my experiences into words. Though I have desired to write almost every day, I often don’t know where to begin. I have noticed that the experiences which have impacted me the most thus far are not, at face value, necessarily the most unique or…

Learning About Lenkai

As our first full week at Lenkai comes to a close, we are beginning to learn new realities about the students that are both amazing and shocking. One girl played the violin for the First Lady of Kenya last year, and others are preparing to take their National Exams in order to proceed from primary to…

Soldier – Actor – Pastor

The titles of soldier, actor, and pastor were given to us on Friday night here in Kenya, just after we celebrated Brian’s birthday in the traditional Kenyan manner: by pouring buckets of water over him. After he changed clothes and returned to the house, the Parit girls were waiting for him with a cake and…