1. What do you require of missionary applicants? You must be 18 years old by trip date or be accompanied by a guardian/trip leader. You must believe in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior and be active in a local church and your community. More than anything, you must be called by God to go on this journey.
2. Will I be in danger by going on this trip? When traveling, you are never guaranteed 100% safety, however measures have been taken to assure your safety. You will never travel alone. You will always be in a group of at least three and a male will accompany females at all times. We will be surrounded by our Kenyan brothers from the church as well as many of the mothers. They will protect us with love. Of course, our greatest protector is God. He will shield us from dangers seen and unseen. He will go before us, with us and after us.
3. What is the length of this trip? Since this is a partnership and not your average short-term mission trip, this journey will last for the rest of your life if you allow it. Due to work constraints most groups will be going for two weeks, but arrangements can always be made for you to stay longer. Work will still need to be accomplished. This mission organization does not live in a box. God can do above and beyond what we could ever begin to ask or think. God will decide the length of this journey for you if you ask Him.
4. What is our mission while we are there? We believe the Lord is leading this organization to give orphans an outlet through the Arts. While we have listed many of the arts, we want to use whatever form of art the Lord has gifted you with.
5. What is the cost of the trip? The cost of the trip varies depending upon your length of stay. The cost covers domestic and international flights, transportation within Kenya, accommodations, food, training, program supplies, etc... Our goal is to make this trip as cost efficient for you as possible. Due to constant rising of flights, short term trip costs will be anywhere between $3,000 and $4,000.
6. Do I need a college degree or other specific skills? Our desire is to enable our missionaries to use their skills and gifts to the fullest as they work to build the Kingdom of God. As such, we are more concerned with your character (the fruit of the Spirit) than with your degrees, skills or credentials. A college degree is not necessarily required but experience and training will be helpful.
7. What training do you provide for your missionaries? Our missionaries learn to not just speak during prayer but to listen and hear what the Lord is saying. They will learn how to build meaningful relationships starting first with those in the team and next to those outside of their particular cultures. Our missionaries spend time looking at passages in the Bible and how to relate those to a cultural context. More than any training that could be listed, we teach our missionaries how to be flexible. Things don't always go the way one would like in other countries. Planes are usually delayed, baggage normally gets lost, our contacts hardly show up in a timely fashion, living situations aren't what's expected, ministry may not be what was planned but all in all God is still God and He teaches us to love no matter the circumstance.
8. What if I cannot raise enough financial support? If God calls you, He will provide the resources - maybe even through people you do not know.
9. Can I take a whole group? We can most definitely accommodate groups. We may place other missionaries on the team depending on the size. However, all groups will work hand in hand with the program director who has had experience with the culture and daughters of our program.
10. Who will direct this trip? You will have a project director from the USA who will travel with you and oversee the entire trip. Training will start months before the trip takes place to help the team begin to work together and to teach about the culture, the ministry you will do, and make sure that everyone understands the rules for a safe trip.
11. What if I do not live in your area, can I still do the trip? How will I do the training? If you live outside of our area you are still invited to join the trip. One of the benefits of technology is that you can be trained via Skype or any other video chat program. If there are enough people in your area who are going we can send a program director to you or you can travel to our area a few days before the trip and receive effective training.
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