In two hours we will be heading to the airport to go home. What a journey we have been on and I hope that as we brought you stories from Kenya, you were able to feel it and travel with us vicariously. Thank you for all the encouraging comments.
As a trip leader, I have been so impressed with this group of bloggers. It was a fun group of people with big hearts. The 11 other people I traveled with on this trip are passionate about kids. They truly get it, and for me this was pure joy. We all spent time crying together and we also had time to decompress and laugh and joke. The best part for all of us is seeing the amount of kids that are getting sponsored as a result of this trip, and it keeps growing. We are all encouraged!!
Here are a few of my highlights.
Meeting Lucy, the project director in the Mathare slums was inspirational. This woman is up there with Mother Theresa taking care of orphans. Also, listening to the kids at this project sing was awesome.
I loved meeting the moms who are part of the Child Survival Program. I loved hearing their stories and seeing how Compassion is not only helping the babies, but Compassion is helping the moms start micro-businesses and generating income.
I loved watch the blog team come together and work together to get kids sponsored. This was not a vacation trip. Many of our bloggers stayed up until 2 am at night to get there posts out, then woke up at 6 am to get ready for the day. I think everyone is quite tired and ready to go home.
Finally, I loved having all the support of blog readers and friends. All our bloggers were encouraged by people around the US and the world who were reading along and sponsoring kids. Our Kenyan staff were encouraged to see these stories getting out and they had never seen a trip like this before. They got so excited when the sponsorships started rolling in.
Now it is time to go home and see my babies and my husband. Wooh, I am tired. This journey was well worth it but now I can say Mission Accomplished! It is time to go homes.
It’s not too late to sponsor a child either. Keep em coming! Click here to see the kids still needing sponsorship.
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