PRUMC has been working in Nakuru, Kenya since 2008. In 2011, we partnered with Start with One, Kenya (SWOK), led by PRUMC members and missionaries Bill and Chat Coble. Our shared mission is to create and empower change so that people have access to clean water and education. Improved conditions lead to better economic opportunities, hope, and health.
Are you ready to experience Kenya? You will be immersed in faith and fellowship as you work closely with our partners and local leaders in the community. As you participate in hygiene education and water filter distribution, you will see the significant and sustainable difference that is being made in the people and towns of Nakuru.
There are also opportunities to participate in minor construction projects with local churches and schools, and we always enjoy a shared worship experience.
PRUMC’s Christmas Eve offering is used to support SWOK’s water filter distribution efforts in the region, affording us the opportunity to not only financially support the operation, but to also be the boots on the ground in the distribution efforts. To date, we have changed the lives of over 150,000 people in this region through our water filter initiative.
Additional detailed trip information and team handbook will be provided at trip meetings.
We will spend one night at an airport property hotel, such as The Crown Plaza. While in Nakuru, we will stay at the Tumaini Presbyterian Conference Center, located about 3 hours drive from Nairobi. Rooms are typically double occupancy – comfortable and firm beds, clean rooms, mosquito nets over beds, and hot showers.
Breakfast and dinner are served Buffet style at the conference center. We pack lunches for the work day – typically Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich with a bag of chips. It is not possible to accommodate special dietary needs so please plan to bring in food with you if necessary. Most people bring snacks to supplement local offering. The Water is NOT safe to drink. Use only bottled water or Uzima filtered water for everything, including tooth brushing.
Please bring conservative, modest clothing to wear while in Kenya. Sleeveless shirts/tanks, running shorts will not be appropriate outside the ministry center. Shoulders and Knees should be covered by both men and women. Pants should be worn on work days. Long skirts are appropriate for Sunday/evenings for women. Bring layers as evenings can be cool.
SWOK is experienced at hosting mission groups and they do their best to make wise choices for your in-country travel. We will travel in groups and stay away from areas of known danger. No travel is totally risk-free, though, even in the US. You may check the US State Department website (www.travel.state.gov) for any current travel advisories. At no time, should anyone leave the group, especially while in Nairobi.
We will have the opportunity to visit a local animal sanctuary or nature preserve during the trip. You will not leave Africa without experiencing the beauty of its culture, plants and majestic animals.