Bay Presbyterian Church

The community and congregation at Bay Presbyterian Church has been supporting the CARE for AIDS center in Kiganjo, Kenya since 2012. One couple from the church recently had the opportunity to visit our work in Kenya and experience what their support has made possible. 

One church member, Laurie Graham, wrote an article about her experience in Kenya during the church's most recent trip: 

“A passport, some clean underwear and a heart for Jesus is all you really need,” said Ryan, the CARE for AIDS African Operations Director and our host for the week, smiling as our Impact Trip group was preparing to go on Safari after a whirlwind four days of being embedded with the CFA staff and clients in the beautiful country of Kenya.

The statement caused me to pause as I reflected on the preparation our team had done for the trip. We had numerous meetings, shared packing lists, gotten immunized for any possible dreaded disease, agonized over the perfect “hostess items” to take to the Village and agonized even more over our individual talks and testimonies. As we left the landscape of Cleveland behind, I prayed that while I knew I had done the physical preparation, it was only God who could move me beyond my preparation and use me and our team for His glory and purpose. My prayer was that in some small way I could personally be used by the Lord and feel His presence in a direct and different way.

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Sugar Hill Church

Sugar Hill has been a dedicated partner for years. Bobby McGraw, one of the teaching pastors at Sugar Hill, has been to Kenya three times with small groups of congregation members. After his most recent trip in September of 2014, we asked him how the experience changes his view on poverty. See his response below.