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Day Seven - Out of the Dust

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Reverend Wambua is a "starter" who is blessed with the ability to launch long-lasting ministries.  Therefore, AIC Zion is not his only project.  Today we had the opportunity to bring a group of thirty Zion students to visit the recently established Lion of Judah School, located in the...

Day Six - Needs

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Today was a whirlwind; many of us were so engrossed in our tasks that we hardly saw one another until the end of the day. Ron, Ben, and Cami spent an hour speaking with the high school teachers about their needs and challenges.  Boniface, a science teacher, described the difficulty of...

Day Five - We Will Win

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AIC Zion has a winning attitude. At the beginning of our day, Laura Cabe prayed for the school's drama team before they climbed aboard the school bus for a competition.  Wayne led the team in loudly chanting "tutashinve" (we will win), just as his daughter and her teammates did before...

Day Four - Computers, Calculus, and Christ

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Our team has a wide range of personality types: we have extroverts and introverts, athletes and academics.  Though we are different, God channeled our talents into the niches that we are continuing to realize at AIC Zion. The day began with Bill setting up dozens of donated laptops--which...

Day Three - Perspective

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As we served in the classrooms and ventured into the Mathare slum for the first time, we gained perspective on the challenges confronting AIC Zion's students and the magnitude of Zion's broader mission to raise people out of poverty. The first item on today's docket was visiting students' homes...

Day Two - One Body

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Imagine a Sunday at The Bible Chapel during which services blend together with no clear beginning or end, individuals are called at random to lead prayers in front of the entire church, and congregants form conga lines during rambunctiously fun worship songs.  Add some moments of...

Day One - Why Zion?

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On the evening of July 5, our team of nine began our journey from Pittsburgh to the Mathare slums of Nairobi, Kenya.  After spanning twenty hours and 8,000 miles of travel, we safely arrived in Nairobi, where we will spend the next eight days serving at AIC Zion's church and school. ...

The Victims of the Burmese War

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Today was a sobering day.  We traveled an hour north along the Thai/Burma boarder to visit a refugee camp that is home to 50,000 Karen (ethnic minority people from Burma) who have escaped ethnic cleansing by the military government in their home country.  These people have fallen...

Bitter Sweet Return 01/28/2018

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Friday  A portion of our team chose to climb Mt. Chame around 5:15 AM in hopes of returning to camp by 10:00 AM for testimonies.  The jungle and mountain is a beautiful reminder of God’s creative beauty.  We were led by the Bible Chapel’s, Trent Morris (in the Bible...

Tell the World of the Treasure You Found

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It's so beautiful how God stirs our affections. This week was full of discovery, challenge, and beauty. In the past two days, the Holy Spirit was so evident in everything here at camp. The leaders here at the Word of Life camp waste no time sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. So many kids came...