A NEW BEGINNINGPrologue: Sixteen years ago, a young man starting his legal career met a young woman searching for the path upon which God wanted her to walk. As the years passed two things became clear: the Lord was calling the woman to serve the women and children of East Africa, and He was calling the two together. They were married in 2004, and in 2009 they joyfully became a family of three! Through all this time, her call to Africa became their call to Africa, and they waited for the right time to serve.
A NEW DAY DAWNSAt 5:00 p.m. this Friday our family will officially begin our life as full time missionaries with Christian Health Service Corps. As this event approaches we are filled with the excitement that only a new adventure can bring, and the apprehension that stepping away from all that we have known also entails. But of this we are certain: our family has been called to help minister to the women and children of southwest Kenya. As we venture away from our lives as a doctor and lawyer in America, we are stepping out in faith and the belief that Jesus has asked us to go and help relieve suffering and offer comfort where the needs are, well, simply overwhelming.
As Friday passes, we will devote all of our energies to prepare to depart for Tenwek Hospital in Kenya.
Bill will be working with a newly formed organization helping to raise funds for the hospital and helping with the Tenwek community's efforts to assist the Kenyans living near the hospital. We also all intend to devote as much time as possible to working with the local orphanages.
SUPPORT UPDATE: WHERE WE ARE AND WHERE WE NEED TO BE
Total amount we need to raise for two years: $80,000 ($40,000/year)
Monthly support needed: $3,000/month
We need supporters who will pledge $5 or $10/month. We need supporters who can pledge $100/month. We need one time gifts (a one time gift of $5 is appreciated and everything helps!) and annual gifts.
PLEASE consider joining our team. We cannot go without you! 100% of your money goes directly to this ministry. Christian Health Service Corps is a 501(c)3 and so all of your gifts are tax deductible.
* Please pray for the people of rural Kenya who surround Tenwek Hospital--especially the women who are expecting. Tenwek will be without an ob/gyn from September until we arrive. Please ask the Lord to care for these women and the medical personnel who will be provide their care.
* As we begin to pack up our home and prepare to move, we ask that you pray that we find a family who wants to rent our home.
* Finally, we pray that the Lord will bring more people into our lives who want to join in our ministry. If you or someone you know is interested in partnering with us please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org or donations can be made directly at http://www.healthservicecorps.org . We love to share about our call and this ministry--to individuals and groups--let us know if you would like to meet with us or have us visit your church, or community group!