So who is the Teacher Trio?

 

Three female teachers from  Prince William County, VA met in February 2010 to discuss the idea of traveling to East Africa this summer to do a mission’s trip to educate the impoverished children of Kenya and Tanzania. Kari Wilson, Rebecca Cole, and Katie Futrell decided to take a leap of faith and go to the “ends of the earth” to share God’s love to the “least of these”

Becca and Kari were on the same missions team that traveled to Tanzania where they hiked Kilimanjaro last summer. Although they  experienced the thrill of summitting the mountain, they discovered much more on this journey. The Holy Spirit awakened their hearts to the needs of the children of Tanzania. Kari knew she was called back to serve at the missionary school they worked at in Arusha. She began to think and plan of ways to get back. 

Katie was blessed to be placed on a missions team that went to Kenya in 2009. It was something she dreamed about doing since she was a child. While there she got the confirmation that missions and working Africa was her calling and would be a part of her future. She too began to think of ways to get back to Africa to help serve Christ by teaching. Upon her return, her team started a non-profit organization called David’s Hope International.

David’s Hope International is a Christ centered awareness and fund raising organization created to serve those who live in extreme poverty. Their vision is to create lasting solutions for the physical, educational, emotional, and spiritual needs of abandoned children in the poorest communities of the world. We have been amazed at how God is blessing this organization. We have been able to raise enough money to send over to the local pastor, Steve Njenga for a water tank, land and supplies to start a new school and feeding center. Education is not free in Kenya and they are desperate for quality educators and that is where the Teacher Trio comes in.

We will be flying out tomorrow evening and will spend close to seven weeks in Tanzania and Kenya. The first three weeks will be working in a missionary school in Arusha, Tanzania teaching ESOL and teacher development. The last three weeks Katie and Kari will be going to Eburru, Kenya the small remote village that David’s Hope has been focusing on and Becca will be returning home.

We have decided to start this blog in hopes that we would be able to draw a picture in the minds of our friends and family back home  of what life is like in the desperate  situation in these countries. Oddly enough, Eburru has no running water, electricity or toilets, but they do have a cell tower so Lord willing we will have an internet connection (via Safarinet WiFi card).   Katie will be the main author of the blog,  although she is hoping to talk Kari and Becca into doing some posts as well! We can’t promise a work of literary merit as I (Katie) “don’t write too good” nor have I ever done this blogging thing  before.  🙂

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5 Responses

  1. go get’em!

  2. Dad and I are soaking you girls in prayer and will continue while you’re there. Don’t forget how much you are loved!

  3. I’m a fan. God Bless you Ladies 🙂

  4. Glad you all arrived safely in Arusha! We will be praying for you and your work there!

  5. That is a great tip especially to those new to the blogosphere.

    Brief but very precise information… Many thanks for sharing this one.

    A must read article!

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