Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Kenya Travel Update

Here is today’s report from Gina:

Our team woke up early and joined together to say the rosary. When we reached the village, we began with an opening prayer and singing. We then divided and conquered at the clinic. Anne Marie, a medical professional from 410 Bridge in Georgia, and Maddi were in the triage area where they both did a great job identifying and assigning degrees of urgency to illnesses to help us decide the order of treatment for patients.

Paula organized the list (approximately 200 people came to see us). Hugo, Liz, Jackie, and Gina were in the clinic working with Kenyan doctors, nurses, and translators.
Lynn, Lisa, and Mia worked with a Kenyan dentist in the dental clinic...they were incredibly busy, seeing 25 people for the extraction of teeth. The dental staff also gave a great educational session outside the clinic about good dental hygiene. They had enough toothbrushes for everyone in the crowd (similar to the loaves and fishes).

Mark worked with the community pastors praying with the patients. All told, the staff saw a total of 162 patients today.

Yesterday the Kenyan nurses helped deliver a baby, assisted by our staff. Births in Kenya are very different. The woman came in at 11:30, delivered, and was going home by 3:00 pm. "Baby Hugo" is a healthy little boy! We even found time for a home visit today.

Loving the beautiful people in Kiu. Each of us contributed to the day in our own way. At the end, we were all very drained—emotionally, physically and spiritually.

Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body. 
~ Proverbs 16:24

Our missionaries are feeling the fatigue of the trip in many ways. Please continue to pray for them and comment below with words of encouragement to keep them going!


  1. Glad to read about your day and how well it went. Praying for your safety and success.

  2. What an unbelievable day! Loved reading your reflection Gina and it's so awesome to hear how all of you are serving the community of Kiu. Keep up the amazing work you are doing. Have faith that God will give you the strength and energy you need to continue. Sending much love and prayers your way!

  3. What a full, amazing day! You are all living the vision of 410Bridge: “Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.” 1 Peter 4:10.
    The Home Teams are meeting on July 5 at 5 pm (our time!) for rosary & mass for you & your fellow travelers in Haiti. We will pray for continued grace & strength for each of you

  4. I work with a man from Kenya - I just showed him your amazing photos and told him your amazing stories with tears in my eyes. He offers his thanks and praise to all of you for doing what you're doing. I do too.

  5. This sounds so amazing! It seems as though God is using all your gifts and talents and passions! Praying for renewed energy, abundant grace and continued joy! Mark and Liz- awesome job leading, we love you!