Please consider the opportunity to go with the Church of the Servant Mission Team to Maua, Kenya in 2020. Stay tuned for further details!
For 90 years, the Methodist church has been represented in Kenya through Maua Methodist Hospital. Maua is located in central Kenya on the northeast slopes of Mt. Kenya.
Since 2013, Church of the Servant has sent groups over, not for a mission trip, but rather a mission journey. The trip will end but the journey of processing a very different culture and witnessing the power of great faith has only begun for our pilgrims.
While we work through Maua Methodist Hospital, our trips are a combination of medical and non-medical people. Opportunities for team members include visiting schools and dispensing pills to rid students’ bodies of harmful parasites, attending a local church service, working alongside a Kenyan construction crew to build a home for a family devastated by HIV/AIDS, and organizing the school supplies which the team brings over.
We fly to Nairobi, the capital of Kenya and then drive five to seven hours to the town of Maua. Along the way we see lovely tea fields on hillside slopes, bodas-bodas (motorcycles) with very interesting cargo, such as sofas and beautiful, friendly children. Accommodations are pleasant with western style bathrooms. The food is good and we drink bottled water.
The cost to participate in a mission experience to Maua is between $3,000-3,500 all inclusive for the two-week trip. Additional costs would be passport and visa. Immunizations are optional, but will be discussed. The next trip will be July 2 - 17, 2020. Please email Jaci Finch or Ann Knutson for more information.
To visit the Maua Methodist Hospital webpage, click here.
For the past 5 years, people representing more than thirty churches from nine states have gathered together along with our Kenyan hospital friends to share experiences, hopes and dreams for Maua Methodist Hospital. This year for the first time, the Gathering will be held in Oklahoma at Church of the Servant!
Several strategic collaborations have resulted from these Gatherings. The most exciting plan, which has been three years in devel- opment, will give the hospital property potable water throughout the campus. We hope to know the final cost for this project by the October Gathering. Once completed, untreated river water will no longer be used anywhere on the 19-acre hospital compound!
Lots of information is available about Friends of Maua Hospital at friendsofmaua.org. More details about the Gathering will be forth-coming on the Servant website and in future newsletters. The Gathering is open to all! Registration will begin online in Au- gust. The cost for both days is $75, which includes lunches both days. The cost for one day is $40. While many people cannot plan a trip to Kenya, in this case Kenya will be coming to us! We hope that if you are curious at all about our work in Kenya, you will come hear firsthand all about it.