Pokot vision trip

Country: 
Kenya
Location: 
Alale, Kenya

Come see how God is at work with the Pokot people in Kenya through the Church and Community Mobilization Process, which helps church leaders and their congregations work together with the community to bring about positive changes for the whole community. The process brings hope, self-esteem, and transformation to churches and communities, and is based on more than 20 years of experience working throughout Africa and Asia.

Partner ministry: 
The African Inland Church and Africa Inland Mission
Opportunity type: 
Group
Student
Volunteer opportunities: 

There are many opportunities for people with backgrounds in medicine, education, agriculture, evangelism, or leadership development.

Medicine: Medical students may observe work in the clinic, where tropical medicine and other types of care are practiced.

Education: Volunteers may help provide in-service training to the staff of the primary and girls’ secondary school, helping staff integrate faith and education, or they may train nursery school volunteer teachers and aides. At Bishop Birech College, volunteers may teach a week-long intensive, offer a short sermon in chapel, or teach students music or computer skills.

Agriculture development: Volunteers with successful organic farming experience are extremely helpful. Organic fruit farmers who can teach preservation practices are also needed.

Evangelism and leadership development: RCA pastors, Sunday school teachers, church leaders, and youth may share in the work of evangelism, preaching, teaching, discipleship, and youth activities with Alale pastors and church leaders. Volunteers can go on an evangelism trip or help with vacation Bible school.

Accommodations: 

Housing for groups is provided. Volunteers working at Bishop Birech College stay in the Amani Radios housing or in student housing. In Alale, there are several small guest facilities on the mission station.

Group size - maximum: 
15
Cost notes: 

Approximately $2,500 per person

Breakdown:

  • round-trip airfare: $850-$2000
  • food and lodging: $20 per day
  • contribution to neighborhood project: $100-$200
  • ground transportation: $100
  • spending money: $200 
Packing suggestions: 

Housing for groups is provided. Volunteers working at Bishop Birech College stay in the Amani Radios housing or in student housing. In Alale, there are several small guest facilities on the mission station.

Free day suggestions: 

Volunteers are encouraged to organize volleyball matches with local folks, visit the neighbors, walk to the market, journal, and concentrate on the people. In Alale, volunteers can take the day to hike to the top of the nearby mountains. (The Alale mission station is about 5200 feet in elevation, and the mountains are more than 9000 feet.) Near Kitale, volunteers can arrange a hike up Mt. Elgon, more than 10,000 feet in elevation.

Qualifications: 

Volunteers must be at least 10 years old. The group should have at least one adult for every five youth. Smoking and drinking are frowned upon by African Christians. Modest dress is needed. Eagerness to share your testimony will be expected. 

 

Contact information: 

For more information, contact volunteer@rca.org.

Contact Us

If you would like to learn more about the RCA's volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups, please get in touch with us.

The best way to reach our team is to email volunteer@rca.org or call (616) 698-7071. One of the members of our team will be able to connect with you right away.

Stephanie Soderstrom

Coordinator for Volunteer Engagement

Molly Towne

Volunteer Placement Specialist

Erika Spykman

Administrative Assistant


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