Ugandian Mission Trip
$575 raised
8% of $7k goal
6 contributors
4 Years running
Hi my name is Shannen Kennedy and I am a senior in high school. In just a few short months I will be graduating and I’m looking forward to a new chapter in my life. I am currently working part time as a nanny and at a local frozen yogurt store. I ...
Hi my name is Shannen Kennedy and I am a senior in high school. In just a few short months I will be graduating and I’m looking forward to a new chapter in my life. I am currently working part time as a nanny and at a local frozen yogurt store. I have five younger sisters, two older brothers, and two amazing parents. My dad is a children’s pastor at Christ the Rock Community Church and my mom has a full time job as a “stay at home” mom among many other things. I have always loved working with people (especially kids) and have decided to pursue a career in pediatric nursing.
Over the past few years I have felt the Lord leading me into the mission field. In 2011, I was part of a team from my church that traveled to the Dominican Republic. We spent ten days working with children in an orphanage. This experience changed my life! I believe this step of faith has led me to where I am today…and the desire to serve in a more long-term ministry in Africa. This fall I am planning to head to Uganda for six months to work with the organization Empower A Child.
While there, I will be working in primary & secondary schools, juvenile detention centers, and the Babies Home (for orphaned children 0-5 years old). I will participate in a sports ministry and help with ongoing construction projects. I will also volunteer at Katalemwa, a hospital for children with severely broken limbs and disabilities. In every venue, I will be sharing the gospel, leading small groups & worship, performing skits and helping to organize “day camps” for large groups of children. I believe this experience will not only grow me spiritually, but challenge me emotionally.
I realize that my participation in this missions trip is dependent on the support it will take to get there. I am trusting that the Lord will provide in every area, including finances. The total cost will be about $7,000. This will cover airfare, room and board, and transportation. Thank you, in advance, for your support!
For more information on Empower A Child, please visit their website: www.empowerachild.org
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