From the Team

Shane’s Kenya Reflections

2018-07-12T19:31:15+00:00August 30th, 2017|From the Team|

One thing God taught me was to be grateful in everything. EVERYTHING! While this seems like an obvious Sunday school lesson, let me elaborate. We spent six days in the Hope Center, an orphanage located in Oyuma that houses AIDS‐ ravaged children. There were SO many children, and we met every single one. But

Joyce’s Kenya Reflections

2018-07-30T17:51:53+00:00May 7th, 2017|From the Team|

In April, of 2017, I had the wonderful opportunity to travel to Kenya to experience "The Take Heart"  ministry.  It changed my life!  I was able to see, firsthand, the poverty and brokenness in the lives of the widows and their children.  On my visit to the slums and The Candlellight School, I heard the prayer

Fair Trade Reflections

2016-09-02T20:30:18+00:00November 1st, 2015|From the Team|

I’ve spent the past few months perfecting my sales pitch about porcupine quill bracelets, hand-dyed tapestries, and acacia wood talking sticks. These products filled the heavy boxes that I unloaded in the morning; they crowded my table later in the day, sheltered from the falling leaves by the white canvas of a small tent. Working

Anna’s Thoughts on Kenya 2015

2016-09-02T20:30:46+00:00August 1st, 2015|From the Team|

Nairobi, Kenya • July 13th, 2015 Today we drove to the Mathare Child Development Center where a local Kenyan named Jane showed us around the school and church. She was incredibly inspirational, helping almost 1,500 kids each day. It all started in 1999 when 12 boys who had been rooting through garbage for food came to help Jane clean

Safe Arrival in Nairobi

2015-11-01T23:12:37+00:00July 12th, 2015|From the Team|

The team has arrived safely in Nairobi! Here's their update: First day in Kenya. We visited Alice at the Candlelight school and made our first fair trade purchase. We then had chapatis and lentil soup at Alice's house. We are now visiting with Stacey Whitman. Of course we go no where without Joshua and David.

Thanksgiving Reflections

2015-01-06T15:35:25+00:00November 27th, 2014|From the Team|

This Thanksgiving, I am reminded of the tremendous amount of gratitude our dear friends in Kenya have for our friendship with them. Likewise, we are grateful for them and the opportunity we have to partner with and advocate for them amongst people who have been blessed with so much. We are thankful for the many things

July Trip

2014-07-25T13:54:40+00:00July 12th, 2014|From the Team|

We currently have a team in Kenya and, as always, we appreciate your thoughts and prayers concerning their safety. They're having an amazing time so far, spending a few days in Nairobi before heading to the village. While there, they will enroll Beatrice in university. (Beatrice is Take Heart's first sponsored university student.) Be sure