Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Lutherans Still Making a Difference: Two Groups in Kenya in June.July

Friends of Mercy sponsored two missionary mercy trips to Kenya recently. When we take people to Kenya, we work with the local congregations to provide opportunities to serve those in need. In connection with the needs of the people, we connect it to the altar of our Lord. Careing for orphans, providing food, medicine, educators and so many other things are all "bridges" to proclaim the gospel and comfort of Christ in his sacrifice.

Over the next couple of weeks, I'll be able to fill you in on some of the things Friends of Mercy did through the sacrifice and hard work of those who attended a Faith & Mercy Expedition.

The first group to Kenya was a Rev. Dr. Arthur A. Just and deaconess/RN - Pamel Bohle-Silva, who taught a seminar for all of the deaconesses of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kenya. About 40 deaconesses attended a seminar on palliative care.

The second group was lead by pastor Mark Rabe and they were all from California. They spent about two weeks in Kenya to teach classes about mercy, take care of some medical needs, and provide opportunities to hear the gospel.

Check back soon for more reports from those who went to Kenya.