My wife Lisa has bee trained to lead medical mission trips for the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod Health Ministries. She’ll get her first chance to lead a trip to Kenya this July. Jacob, the synod’s manager of medical and health projects will be going out early to work out some details, so Lisa gets to orients her team of nurses, teachers, laypeople and me, the team chaplain.
Both of us have been on similar trips to Haiti, but this is a little different, taking us to a different continent on the other side of the world. Getting there involves an eight hour flight to Amsterdam and then a nine hour flight to Nairobi. With layovers, it’s going to take about a day and a half.
We’re looking forward to,the adventure. I’ll post periodic updates as we figure out what we’re doing and prepare for our trip.