In July, CCV sent a team of 29 students to Nairobi, Kenya to work with our mission partners, Missions of Hope International. Recently two of our students, Lauren Moore and Lauren Rasmussen were interviewed about their short term mission experience in Africa.
In July, CCV sent a team of 29
students to Nairobi, Kenya to work with our mission partners, Missions of Hope
International. Recently two of our students, Lauren Moore and Lauren Rasmussen
were interviewed about their short term mission experience in Africa.
If you could sum up your experience
in one word, what would it be?
Lauren R: "Stunning. The people
had such beautiful hearts, that shocked me. The students had such joy and love
for one another. They respected the teachers which was completely expected
there, but in America, students look at school as an obligation, not an
Lauren M: "Revealing. This trip
showed me who I really was. It’s easy to come face to face with your flaws once
you are in a third world country.”
What was your first response to the
Lauren R: "I was in a state of
disbelief the first couple days. We walked through the slums on our first day
in Kenya with what appeared to be a river flowing down the street, which was
actually their sewage."
Lauren M: 'I was expecting slums,
but there were some things that were difficult to cope with...smelly trash and
rats...these were hard to see. Yet, I promise you, hope was alive and Jesus was
What is next for each of you now
that you have experienced this trip?
Lauren R:"I am trying to value
relationships over everything. First my relationship with God by reading the
bible and working on my prayer life. I am really trying to pour into
friendships this year, love on them and dive deep with them. I have realized
the urgency we must have in bringing people to Christ!
Lauren M: "Next step for me is
to continue in my faith and bettering interactions with people, but it's always
got to be about God. No matter where you are, all that really matters is your
faith in God."
We are thankful for students like
Lauren and Lauren who desire to win people to
Christ, train believers to become disciples, and send disciples to impact the
world. Please continue to pray for our mission partners, Missions of
Hope International. If you would like to know more information about our
partners, check out http://mohiafrica.org/.