Wow! What an unbelievably busy trip. With a fabulous team of 39 people MUCH was accomplished! Here is a list of just a FEW of those accomplishments:
Plumbing & trenching for the church bathrooms was done
The new store was painted & wired. A beautiful mural was painted by Dawn and other team members.
The preschool & women’s sewing center were painted. We also supplied the preschool with 120 little chairs, some desks and much needed school supplies. The women’s sewing center was also given fabric and sewing supplies.
We hand picked corn at the Hope4Kids farm. Robert & his crew also did some wiring of buildings there.
Our medical team spent 4 days of medical/dental outreach in rural areas with makeshift exam/treatment rooms and pharmacies. They also worked at the clinic on site giving free medical care to all who came. Over 2300 people were served.
Pastor George held a 4 day leadership seminar. He and Pastor Brad also preached in the crusades held nightly.
Pat & Don along with Emily, Sage & Bethany held band classes teaching the trumpet and clarinet.
Donna led a group teaching postcard making to women.
We tested and fitted over 750 pair of reading glasses.
On orphan day every orphan received a pair of flip flops. We also gave out 233 goats, 58 mattresses, 50 sets of sheets & blankets, 50 mosquito nets and many gifts of school supplies, clothing, Bibles & personal items.
We visited the local hospital praying for the sick and handing out beanie babies.
The list is too long to mention everything that was done.
Many relationships were built within the community. Homes were visited. Needs were met. People came to know Christ. People who thought no one cared were prayed for. Many lives were touched by this loving, compassionate team.
In Matthew 25 we read (Message Bible)
“I was hungry & you fed me,
I was thirsty and you gave me a drink,
I was homeless and you gave me a room,
I was shivering and you gave me clothes, I was sick and you stopped to visit, I was in prison and you came to me. . .
. . . Whenever you did one of these things to someone overlooked or ignored, that was me-you did it to me.”
If you have the desire to make an impact please consider going on a mission trip with Hope4Kids.