Dear Friends and Family,
We are excited to return to Kenya this June on a global compassion trip with a team from Eastside Christian Church. We will lead one of the small groups, most going on a mission trip for the first time. There are over 600,000 people crowded into the Mathare Valley slum, living in extreme poverty, with little access to jobs, education, or medical care.
We are honored to be the hands and feet of Jesus to people with such great need. We will visit families and those in hospice, bringing food, solar lights, and other needs. There will be a program to help parents provide a better quality of life for their special needs children, a parenting workshop, MOPs, and a child survival program. The playground we built last year produced such huge smiles and joyful laughter, that we are going to build one in another community! There will be a VBS with carnival games, a safari for 4th graders, and conferences for 8th graders, including a career fair. We are excited to hear that 1,000 women are expected to attend the Women’s Conference!
We have come to love and respect the gracious, hard-working people we met there on previous missions. We feel blessed to help with their current needs and in supporting them to build a better future. We invite you to join us in blessing them. We would be grateful if you would pray for our preparation, health, and safe travel. We have been training and preparing since January for the work ahead, and there is still much to be done, including raising the necessary funds. All team members must help raise funds for these projects and our travel to Kenya. We are responsible for raising $5,990.
We humbly ask you to consider partnering with us by contributing to our mission fund. Thanks so much for your support!
To join with us in this ministry, please click on the “GIVE NOW” button to donate. (There is an option to cover the cost of the credit card fee that you can opt out of if you prefer.) Or if you prefer to give a check or cash donation you can make your check payable to “Eastside Christian Church” and note our names and "Kenya Mathare 2019" in the memo line and mail/bring it to the address below. Contributions to our project are tax-deductible. You're very important to us. Thank you for considering being a part of our team. We are so grateful. If you have any questions, we’d love the opportunity to tell you more, so just call, text, or email us!
Lesley and Paul Johnson
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*All donations are given to Eastside Christian Church and a tax-deductible statement will be issued to you at the end of the year. Contributions are made and received with the understanding that Eastside Christian Church has complete discretion and control over the use of all donated funds; they may be used for other participants, other mission trip expenses, or for future mission trips. No refunds will be issued to participants or donors.
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