Friday, May 3, 2013

Spring 2013 Kenya/Uganda Africa Trip

Dear Friends,

Thank you for praying for me and my Kenya/Uganda Spring 2013 Team. Our team consists of myself plus Cali & Charlene Ryan (daughter & mom represent 1st Baptist Lake Isabella, CA), Alisa Rodgers, Raeanne Colson & Ceci Willever (represent 1st Baptist El Cajon, CA) and Anita Stinnett (North Pointe Community Church, Alpharetta, GA).Our team have not met personally, only through Skype, and will work together for the first time once we are in Kenya. Please pray for unity, health, smooth flights, schedule flexibility, ministry opportunities and strength for our journey. Luke 10:2 “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest field.” Thanks, love and prayers for you, Sheryl

Team Schedule for Kenya/Uganda Spring 2013


“Your hands made me and formed me; give me understanding to learn your commands. May those who fear you rejoice when they see me, for I have put my hope in your word.” Ps. 119:73-74


Tue 4/30   6:30 am Sheryl leaves Bakersfield UAFLT5201


Weds 5/1  10:40 pm Sheryl arrives Nairobi, Kenya


Thurs 5/2   7:00 am Sheryl leaves Nairobi for Eldoret to Kitale


 “Teach me. Lord, the way of your decrees, that I may follow it to the end. Give me understanding so that I may keep your law and obey it with all my heart.” Ps. 119:33, 34


Fri 5/3   6:00 pm ATS Graduation Dinner honors ATS graduates


Sat 5/4   10 am ATS Kitale, Kenya Graduation honors ATS graduates


Sun 5/5   9 am Speaking in Church


 “Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long. Your commands are always with me and make me wiser than my enemies. I have more insight than all my teachers, for I meditate on your statutes.” Ps. 119:97-99


Mon 5/6 – Weds 5/8  ATS Summit Meetings


Thurs  5/9 – Visit orphans & widows at Kipsongo Slum


Fri  5/10 – Visit women & children in women’s prison in Kitale


 “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” James 1:27

Sat  5/11 – Sheryl departs for Mt. Elgon, Kenya - ATS Mt. Elgon Graduation

 Sat  5/11 - 2 am team arrives in Nairobi, take flight to Eldoret 7:40 am Saturday. Driver transports to Mt. Elgon for ATS Graduation.

Saturday 5/11 – USA team arrives Mt Elgon Graduation at 10:00 am

“Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble.” I Peter 3:8

Sunday 5/12 – 9 am Mother’s Day Service & VBS preview at Great Mercy Children’s Home with ATS Graduate/Orphanage Director – Judith Mutange

2 pm – Mother’s Day - Women’s Conference at Revelation International Church in Kitalale, Kenya with ATS student Pastor Peter Ndiwa

“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.”1 Peter 5:7, 8

Monday 5/13 - Great Mercy Children's Home – VBS/The Armor of God & First Aid Training

Tuesday 5/14 – VBS/Daniel and Lion’s Den & First Aid Training/Anita Stinnett arrives

Wednesday 5/15 – Travel to Torroro, Uganda to ATS Uganda Director Grace Koelewijn to Namugongo Children’s Village - 6 pm evening VBS program - The Armor of God

“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light.” I Pet. 2:9

Thursday 5/16 – Women’s Conference at ATS Uganda in Torroro, Uganda

Friday 5/17 – VBS/Daniel and the Lion’s Den and First Aid Training

Team - Sheryl Departs for Nairobi (Sheryl nominated to received Woman with a Heart for Bakersfield humanitarian award on 5/21/13)

Anita Stinnett will serve as Team Leader until team departs for USA.

“I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father may give you a Spirit of wisdom and revelation so that you may know Him better.” Eph. 1:17

Saturday 5/18 – VBS/David and Goliath and First Aid Training

Sheryl arrives home to Bakersfield at 8:31 pm

Sunday 5/19 – 9 am Church in Torroro, Uganda – 2 pm VBS & First Aid Training

Monday 5/20 – 8 am Team travels to Nairobi

“I pray that the eyes of your heart my be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe.” Eph 1:18

Tuesday 5/21 – 9 am First Aid Training at ICM Nairobi Office

1 pm Sightseeing - Karen Museum/Giraffe Feeding

Weds 5/22 – 9 am Baby Elephant Feeding/Kuzuri Beads/Wild Animal Park

 USA Team prepares for departure at 3:45 am Thurs 5/23 to arrive in USA 5/23 at 4:30 pm

“Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus.” Eph. 3:20

Thank you so much for your prayers and financial support! I am representing you. I look forward to sharing Team Kenya/Uganda Spring 2013 updates on Facebook, Twitter and Sheryl’s monthly ICM newsletter for June 2013. My love and prayers - Sheryl