Timothy Project KE 2014: Keeping Up With Kenya

Oct 16, 2014

Recently, Pastor Mike Klassen of the Neighborhood Church of Littleton, shared this letter with CrossTraining after the team’s earlier trip to Kenya.

Thank you CrossTraining for helping make The Neighborhood Church’s mission trip to Kenya an overwhelming success! August 7-20, our church sent a team of five people to share God’s love with children living in two orphanages—one in Kitale (on the western end of the country) and one in Nairobi. Before I left, I asked Brad Kenney if CrossTraining could find some soccer equipment to donate to the two orphanages. “No problem,” he replied. “Just give me a few weeks to round it up.”

A few days before our departure, Brad asked me to meet him at his house to pick up the supplies. I arrived early and waited in my truck. Then down the road, I spotted a Honda Pilot meandering my direction. I could see Brad behind the wheel, but his car was filled to overflowing with soccer equipment. I mean, it was so full that soccer balls and jerseys were falling on his head. The fact that Brad arrived in one piece is evidence of God’s existence!

photo 2“Take as much as you want,” Brad advised me as we sorted through stuff. It was far more than we could transport, but I collected enough to fill an oversized duffel bag in addition to two backpacks that we would carry with us on the plane.

That was just the beginning of the blessing.

IMG_0111The children at the orphanages were over the top excited about receiving the sports gear. After trying on the jerseys and shorts, they immediately started kicking around one of their new soccer balls…thanks again for collecting the supplies and helping make our mission trip a blessing to others.

Mike Klassen
Co-Pastor, The Neighborhood Church
Littleton, Colorado

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