Back to Kenya

Remember how I might have said in my last blog that I would try to write a new one about my upcoming trip to Kenya?
Well, this is it.

Maybe you remember the one I posted back in May saying that I would be going at the end of July.
I certainly was gone from social media enough at the time to make it possible for me to have been gone, but that isn't where I was.

No, I was here at home in Phoenix, trying to wrap my head around things that were going on at the time.
Things that had delayed the trip.
Things that were getting shaken up.
If I didn't have such a strong conviction that this trip was supposed to happen, I probably would have given up on it.

But it is happening this time.
Flights have been booked, and I am going.
Someday, I'll write about how different the process of fundraising has been from my World Race experience.
That truly is an entire post on its own, though.
This post is an update on the details of the trip.

Dates: October 16th-28th
Where? Mombasa, Kenya
The team: myself, Rich Crecelius (former pastor of the church I attend)
What we (the team) will be doing: Door to door ministry, helping put on a revival, preaching.

Prayer requests:
- hearts to be prepared (ours and theirs)
- health (especially that neither of us gets sick with malaria again)
- focus (for me specifically - there have been a lot of disruptions/distractions in my life lately) as we get into our final preparations)
- traveling mercies (safe travel, no flight delays, no problems getting through customs, etcetera)

Also, I've thought about making a prayer calendar for the days we're gone.
If you have any interest in that, let me know ASAP!

If you're really excited about this, and want to help spread the word via social media, we'd love it.
Just use the hashtag #backtokenya2014.

Lastly (but certainly not least), there will be a concert to help raise funds for this trip. 
Details forare as follows:

Who is performing: Jon Boy James (aka Johnny Kuck)
Where: New Life Baptist Church (87th Avenue & Encanto Boulevard, Phoenix)
Date: Saturday, September 27th, 2014
Start time: 7pm
Cost: free (donations are, of course, strongly encouraged; also, snacks and drinks will be available for purchase, with money from that also going towards the trip)

And... Deep breath.
I think that's everything.
Hit me up below!