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Medical/Dental Medical/Dental Mission Trip July 10-23, 2013

Mt. Kenya Climb & Safari July 23-27, 2013

GLOBAL VILLAGE MINISTRIES WELCOMES YOU TO KENYA WHO WE ARE We are a Christian non-profit organization dedicated to connecting people of all ages and walks of life to serve those who need to be served. We aim to accomplish this in a variety of settings and places around the world where people lack sufficient access to health, dental, and spiritual care. We endeavor to follow Christ’s example in serving the poor and underprivileged and to use the abundant resources available in the United States to promote healing and reconciliation in the locations chosen.

WHAT WE BELIEVE We believe in the Bible as the guide of our faith and as the Word of God to all mankind. It reveals to us God’s will, what is true and how we can know the truth. All we hold to be true in matters of faith can be found therein. We believe a great controversy is taking place between God and Satan over the souls of all men and women. This warfare plays out mostly spiritually but has affected humans in many other areas of their existence. In keeping with His mission to restore men to a meaningful fellowship with God, Jesus engaged in work that was for the benefit of mankind – spiritually, mentally, and physically. He alone makes men and women whole. We want to model our lives after Jesus in character and in action and to participate in as well as help accomplish His mission. We believe Jesus will soon return to this earth to complete His plan of salvation and restoration. We want to be ready for this event and invite others to know Him who is joy and fulfillment personified. This hope is our motivation for our mission. This journal provides information about the places you will visit and work. Please keep in mind that we are all guests in another country where the culture, food and a variety of other experiences will be different than what you might be used to. Always be as respectful to your hosts as you would hope to be respected in your country. Thank you for all you are doing to help people in need. Have a wonderful trip!

Norbert Schwer MD

Kim DeWitt

President of Global Village Ministries

THE OLMALAIKA HOME Project Coordinator Kenya Mission Trip Coordinator

OPPORTUNITIES ( Each year Global Village Ministries arranges mission trips to a variety of places around the globe. We offer an assortment of free medical, dental, optometric services, physical therapy and spiritual care, often combining our efforts for the health of needy people with a building or remodeling project, such as the construction of a school, orphanage, and/or a church. Each trip needs participants that are flexible and willing to serve in a variety of capacities. We also support orphanages in India, Bangladesh, two in Nepal, and help to sponsor students and projects in the communities that we visit. Challenges Global Village Ministries faces: *The Olmalaika Home: a home in Kenya for young Maasai girls between the ages of 5-14 that are at high risk of female genital mutilation and early childhood marriage. Funds still needed for project. See back of journal. *Clinic Supplies: Medicines/medical supplies, wound care items, dental instruments The cost of supplies per trip can cost $5,000 - $10,000. *Building Supplies: Paint, cement, building materials The cost per project can run from $10,000 up.

UPCOMING TRIPS: Philippines: August 28 - September 9, 2013 Medical/Dental Mission Trip and possibly some building Kenya, East Africa: October 9 - 22, 2013 Medical/Dental – Narok South District *Optional excursion to Kenya’s South Coast October 22-27, 2013

North Central Peru, Pucallpa: Nov 20 - Dec 4, 2013 (Dates are not fixed yet) Medical/Dental Mission Trip supporting AMOR

Philippines: Feb 5 -16, 2014 Medical/Dental Mission Trip and possibly some building

Kenya, East Africa: March 5 – 17, 2014 Medical/Dental – Taita Hills, South Coast and Narok South District *Optional excursions “Climb Mt Kenya, 16,500 ft” or Safari March 18 -22, 2014

Kenya, East Africa: July 10 - 21, 2014 Medical/Dental – Narok South District *Optional excursions “Climb Mt Kenya, 16,500 ft or Safari July 22-26, 2014

Kenya, East Africa: October 8 - 20, 2014 Medical/Dental – Narok South District *Optional excursion to Kenya’s South Coast October 21-26, 2014


The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” MAXWELL ADVENTIST ACADEMY

East-Central Africa Division Guesthouse

Maxwell Adventist Academy (MAA) is an international school operated by the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, East-Central Africa Division, and offers an international college preparatory curriculum. The academy was started in 1947 in Nairobi as a school for expatriates living in Kenya and has since moved to a sixty-acre country setting twenty-five kilometers from the city center. The campus is three kilometers west of Ongata Rongai, and the school property is connected to the East-Central Africa Division. GVM is blessed to be able to store our supplies at the school and we will be sorting and repacking there on Friday morning.

Reminders for Packing/Travel



Passport and ticket Visa form & $50 cash (2007 or newer) Pack copies of your passport in your carry-on International immunization record (if you have one) Pack any personal medications in your carry-on Any liquids in your carry-on must be 3.4 ounces or less and be in a clear quart size bag Pack your camera in your carry-on for safety purposes Pack a couple of pens in a handy place Label your luggage Pre-weigh your luggage (Stay at least one pound under what is allowed – check with your airline for weight limits) When you arrive in Nairobi you will be spending only one night before we travel to our next location. You should pack the items needed for tonight and the next day together in your carry-on so we will not have to remove all the luggage from the truck just for one night.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, 2013 Departure from your home

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THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2013 Arrival in Nairobi, Kenya

Tonight’s Lodging East-Central Africa Division Guesthouse (ECD) – Ongata Rongai

East-Central Africa Division of Seventh-day Adventists The Seventh-day Adventist Church is a worldwide denomination, with headquarters for the entire church in Maryland. Administratively, the world-wide Church has 13 Divisions, composed of churches grouped by a collection of missions, fields, or conferences. The East-Central Africa Division (ECD) covers the nations of Eritrea, Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Vehicle we travel in

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” -Winston Churchill

Activities Following breakfast we will load your carry-on’s on the trucks and walk down to MAA where we will sort and reload the truck, pack our sack lunches and leave for Sheldricks. Then we will head out for the busy Maasai town of Narok, stopping on our way down the escarpment into the Great Rift Valley in order to take some pictures, use the bathrooms if needed, and you will be able to do some shopping at a little curio store; it will be a great opportunity to try out your bargaining skills. Once we get to Narok we will check in at Seasons Hotel for the evening. Please do not leave the hotel compound at anytime. Baby Elephants at Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

FRIDAY, JULY 12, 2013 Today’s Schedule 6:30 am Breakfast/Worship/Orientation 8:00 am Walk down to MAA to sort & repack *Pack lunches 10:20 am Leave for Sheldrick Wildlife Trust 10:45-12:15pm Sheldricks 12:30 pm Leave for Narok *Sack lunch 5:30 pm Arrive at Seasons Hotel in Narok *Check in 7:00 pm Dinner at Seasons Restaurant

SHELDRICK WILDLIFE TRUST Sheldricks was established in 1977 to honor the memory of a famous Naturalist, David Sheldrick, the founder and Warden of Tsavo East National Park. The trust is a shelter for elephants and rhinos that are ultimately released back into the wild.

Dress Comfortable clothes, shorts and sleeveless shirts are ok Hoodie or jacket



All your belongings

The view of the Great Rift Valley is one of the wonders of the world. The ground suddenly disappears into a huge expanse, stretching 3,000 miles from Syria to Mozambique. The elevation ranges from 1,300 ft below to 6,000 ft above sea level. The valley is characterized by uninhabitable desert, fertile farmland, flat arid plains and steep escarpment.

Keep handy– Spending money/camera/pen/journal/binocs Sunglasses/hat/sunscreen Water bottle/sack lunch/hand sanitizer

Tonight’s Lodging Seasons Hotel – Narok

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The Great Rift Valley

“The true measure of a man is not what he does for himself, but what he does for someone else.” rest of the day you will be able to enjoy some R&R: walk down to the river, or just enjoy some quiet time in camp. It is important to remember that we are in the “wild” and animals of all sizes do frequent the area. Please remember to follow directions and always be aware of your surroundings. You will want to be sure to bring your flashlight to dinner because it will be dark before you head back to your tent. During the night there is always the possibility of hearing lions, elephants, buffalo, hyena or other animals.


View of Olorte Valley from Olkoroi Wilderness Camp

SABBATH, JULY 13, 2013 Today’s Schedule 6:00 am Breakfast 6:45 am Load luggage on the trucks 7: 00 am Pack sack lunches by the truck 7:20 am Worship & leave for Olorte *Sack lunch Arrive at Olkoroi Wilderness Camp Welcome /Orientation/Camp set up 6:45 pm Dinner 7:45 pm Fireside worship

Dress Comfortable clothes, shorts and sleeveless shirts are ok Hoodie or jacket

Bring All your belongings Keep handy – Camera/binoculars/journal/pen Sack lunch/water bottle Sunglasses/sunscreen/hand sanitizer

Walking with Maasai was established by and for the Maasai communities in the Olorte region of southern Kenya. The goal of Walking with Maasai is to create a sustainable partnership between various parties around the world and the Maasai with the aim of initiating community-based projects that equip, educate and empower the local people. They seek to run all of the activities in an environmentally and culturally sensitive way, promoting the conservation and wise use of natural resources.

NOTES __________________________________________ __________________________________________ __________________________________________ OLKOROI WILDERNESS CAMP Olkoroi means Colobus Monkey – there are many in the camp. The camp is owned together with the Maasai Community. The reason for the camp is to generate income to support community projects and to educate the Maasai to conserve their natural resources. It is the only wilderness camp this remote in the Loita Hills. There is a river that snakes around the camp with hot springs in them – ideal to relax in. Please remember that all insects (other than mosquitoes and flies), reptiles and animals are not to be killed or hurt in any way. Please do not pick any flowers or plants either.

Tonight’s Lodging Olkoroi Wilderness Camp, Olorte

Activities Today we will be traveling deep into the heart of Maasailand. The road will be rough at times, but the scenery is amazing. It will be a long day, so the sooner we are on our way the better. Once we arrive at camp we will have an orientation time to familiarize you with the camp area and then we will unload all the kitchen supplies, tents, mattresses and personal items. Everyone will need to pick a spot and set their tent up. The

The river that passes by our camp

“To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” succeeded -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Activities Today we will be doing our clinic in Mausa which is about an hour’s drive from camp. Once we get to the school we will need to set up and start clinic as soon as possible. Following clinic we will head back to the camp and you can enjoy a dip in the river, take showers and relax before dinner. You will want to be sure to bring your flashlight to supper because it will be dark before you head back to your tent for the night. If you have a chance this evening and the sky is clear, take a look up into the heavens – the stars are incredible.


Maasai warrior watching those at the clinic

SUNDAY, JULY 14, 2013 Today’s Schedule 7:15 am Breakfast *Pack sack lunches 8:30 am Leave for Mausa 9:30 am Clinic begins *Sack lunch 3:30 pm Clinic ends 4:00 pm leave for Olkoroi Wilderness Camp R&R at camp 6:45 pm Dinner 7:45 pm Fireside Worship

Dress Scrubs/long pants and shirts with sleeves Hoodie/ jacket

Tonight’s Lodging

Less than 10 years ago – there were very few children who went to school in Olorte – which is considered the remotest Maasai Community in Kenya. Education was seen by the Maasai – only for the weak in the tribe. The strong became warriors whose job was/is to look after the cattle and protect the clans. Within the last few years the view on education has dramatically changed and there are now approximately 1,300 children in school in the Olorte area. Mausa town is the remotest town in the Olorte area. Six years ago, the town was attacked by a neighboring tribe (Sonjo) from Tanzania, and during this incident the only school was burned down. The town has managed to get the school built again and there are currently about 400 children attending. We will be spending our first clinic in the primary (elementary) school. A couple of years ago the Walking with Maasai (WwM) organization shared with us the need to provide Mausa with a solar system in two of the classrooms which would transform this community by giving the children a place to return after dark to do their school work plus provide extra help for students that are struggling academically. The community has no way to communicate with the outside world, so if there is a medical emergency a person has to run 3-4 hours by foot to the nearest clinic in Tiamanangien. By installing a solar panel WwM could place a HF Radio System at the school enabling the community to call the clinic – hence saving more lives, plus improving security for the community. GVM raised the money for the solar panels and we were able to install them about two years ago. This will be our first time back to the school since then.

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Olkoroi Wilderness Camp, Olorte

Bring Camera/pen Water bottle/sack lunch/hand sanitizer Spending money Sunglasses/hat/sunscreen

Just a gentle reminder: when taking pictures of people you always need to ask permission before taking pictures.

“If everyone gives one thread thread the poor man will have a shirt.” -unknown

Activities Today we will have the opportunity to walk to our clinic site. It is just a short hike on a little path that leads us down a hill and over a couple of creeks. During the clinic time you might want to take a few minutes and go down and visit the Osiligi Beadwork Project which is on the front porch of the mission home. After the clinic is over we will head back to camp a little earlier so that those of you who want to can enjoy the optional hike: you might see hippo, buffalo, colobus monkeys and more, plus have time to a hot shower and get some R&R. Remember to be sure to bring your flashlight to dinner because it will be dark before you head back to your tent.


Dr Ron Babich removing a tooth

MONDAY, JULY 15, 2013 Today’s Schedule 7:15 am Breakfast *Pack sack lunch 8:30 am Walk to the mission compound 9:15 am Clinic begins on the mission compound *Sack lunch 3:00 pm Clinic ends 3:30 pm Arrive back at Olkoroi Wilderness Camp 4:00 pm Optional Nature Hike 6:45 pm Dinner (Pizza) 7:45 pm Fireside Worship

The role of women in the Maasai society is a complex one, in which they are largely treated as possessions. These women suffer the pain and indignity of circumcision (FGM) at a young age and undergo an arranged marriage, often to a much older man who may have two or more other wives. They continue to live an unquestioned life of hardship, bearing children and the responsibility for all domestic chores, including fetching water from remote sources and collecting firewood. The hard living conditions of rural Maasai life mean that domestic violence is commonplace and further education for women is rare. Providing an opportunity for women to use their skills as bead workers (which has been practiced and passed on for generations) will enable to them to conserve a very important part of their culture. The beadwork project aims to alleviate poverty by generating sustainable income, empowering and raising the status of women by enabling them to financially contribute to their families, conserve and celebrate Maasai culture and more.

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Dress Scrubs/long pants and shirts with sleeves Hoodie or jacket

Bring Camera/pen/spending money Water bottle/hand sanitizer/sack lunch Sunglasses/hat/sunscreen

Tonight’s Lodging Olkoroi Wilderness Camp, Olorte

Dr. Gordon Guild taking pictures

“Nine tenths of education is encouragement.” - Anatole France

ENAIREBUK Enairebuk is located in a beautiful area just south of Olorte and is about a mile from the border of Kenya and Tanzania. There is no border crossing gate or road, just bushes.


Osiligi Beadwork Project

TUESDAY, JULY 16, 2013 Today’s Schedule 7:15 am Breakfast *Pack your sack lunch 8:30 am Leave for Enairebuk 9:30 am Clinic begins *Sack Lunch 3:30 pm Clinic ends head back to camp 6:45pm Dinner 7:30 pm Fireside worship

Dress Scrubs/long pants and shirts with sleeves Hoodie or jacket

Bring Spending money/camera/pen Water bottle/hand sanitizer/sack lunch Sunglasses/hat/sunscreen

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Tonight’s Lodging Olkoroi Wilderness Camp, Olorte

Activities Today we will be doing our clinic in Enairebuk which is about an hour’s drive from camp. Once we get to the school we will need to set up and start clinic as soon as possible. Following clinic we will head back to the camp and you can enjoy a dip in the river, take showers and relax before dinner. This is our last night in camp so you might want to take some time to get your things organized and ready to pack up tomorrow morning. You will want to be sure to bring your flashlights and cameras to dinner/worship tonight as we have something special planned for you.

Dr. Janet Engle heading out on a house call last July

“Understanding is a twotwo-way street.” - Eleanor Roosevelt

Tonight’s Lodging Africa Gospel Church Mission Compound - Olderkesi

Activities Following breakfast, everyone needs to pack their sack lunch, and as quickly as possible take down the tents and pack up the truck. Our travel time will not be too long today, but it could be a rough ride. Once we get to Olderkesi we will set up camp and then you will hopefully have some time to visit in the community, play soccer with the children or just have some quiet time before dinner. We are staying on the mission compound, but will still be using our tents. There will be flush toilets and hopefully hot showers available.

OLDERKESI Olderkesi has a population of around 1000 people, with approximately 7000 people including children living in the Olderkesi Group Ranch. Most of them have cattle or have farms and grow maize.



WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 2013 Today’s Schedule 7:30 am Breakfast *Pack a sack lunch *Take down the tents 9:30 am Leave for Olderkesi *Sack lunch Arrive in Olderkesi *Set up tents 6:45 pm Dinner 7:45 pm Fireside Worship

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Dress Comfortable clothes, shorts and sleeveless shirts are ok Hoodie or jacket

Bring All personal items Back pack/Day pack Camera/binoculars Pen/spending money Water bottle/sack lunch Sunglasses/hat/sunscreen

Maasai ladies and young girls in Olderkesi. The head band signifies that she had recently been circumcised

“We We cannot hold a torch to light another's path without without brightening our own.” –Ben Sweetland

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Olderkesi Primary School

THURSDAY, JULY 18, 2013 Today’s Schedule 8:00 am Breakfast 9:30 am Clinic begins at the Olderkesi Primary School * Lunch 4:30 pm Clinic ends/pack up supplies R&R 6:45 pm Dinner 7:45 pm Worship

Dress Scrubs/long pants and shirts with sleeves

Tonight’s Lodging Africa Gospel Church Mission Compound - Olderkesi

Activities Following breakfast we will unload the medical and dental supplies and get set up for clinic. It should be a very busy day. Because we are camping near the school we will be able to walk back to the kitchen and make our own sandwiches at lunch instead of packing them ahead of time. Today’s clinic will be our last one so we will want to organize the supplies that are left over and pack them up safely for the trip back to Nairobi and October’s mission trip. After the clinic is over you will have some time to visit in the community before dinner.

Cottars Wildlife Conservation Trust (CWCT) is a charitable wildlife conservation trust established in 2006 for the promotion of wildlife and environmental conservation in the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem area of Kenya and Tanzania. They obtained charitable tax exempt status by the Kenyan government in 2011. Cottars believe that the only way to conserve and protect wildlife and wilderness is to give it true and real value. Often times, in conservation efforts, outsiders push their own ideas and beliefs on the local people who never directly benefit. Wildlife needs to directly improve the quality of life for the man living with it. Unless wildlife has real value and pays, there will not be room for it in a developing world. For the last five years, the trust has been advocating and working with the people of the Olderkesi region towards a conservancy of 6,290 acres. For many years there was poor community leadership and the people of Olderkesi did not own their land. In 2010 the CWCT assisted Olderkesi with receiving the declaration of their land moving it from “Trust Land” to land they could call their own. At this point new leadership was voted in by the community giving young and educated leaders the ability to make decisions and move their people into a better quality of living. Cottars has sponsored over 100 members of the community; sending them to view conservation projects around the country so that the Maasai could hear in their own language the truth about the benefits of wildlife. We at Global Village Ministries have been blessed to work with Cottars for the past year. In October of 2011 GVM raised the funds to build an additional classroom on to the Olapalagilagi Primary School on the conservation and purchase desks for the children. This coming October we will have the opportunity of re-visiting the little school and providing another all day clinic there for the community.

NOTES __________________________________________ __________________________________________ __________________________________________ __________________________________________ July 2012 – Nearing the end of the day, and there is still a significant line of people waiting - Olderkesi, Kenya

“Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.” - Seneca



FRIDAY, JULY 19, 2013

The Maasai Mara National Reserve is probably the most famous and most visited reserve in Kenya. It offers breathtaking views (as seen in the film, Out of Africa), an extraordinary density of animals including "the big five" (lions, leopard, elephant, buffalo, rhinoceros) and many varieties of plains game. An impressive feature is the annual migration of wildebeests, zebras and gazelles from the plains of the Serengeti in late June. These animals cross the Tanzanian border to reach the Mara's grasslands tracked by such predators as lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas and vultures. Their dramatic river crossings can be seen from early July through August. Apart from the seasonal migration, game viewing is excellent year round. Game includes elephants, black rhinos, buffalo, zebras, hartebeests and big cats–the Mara is known for having the largest prides of lions of any park in Africa. The rivers are home to hippo and crocodiles. Bird life is abundant with over 452 species, 53 of which are raptors.

Schedule 6:15 am Breakfast *Pack sack lunch *Take tents down and pack up 8:00 am Leave for the Maasai Mara National Reserve *Sack lunch *Unpack and settle in at camp *R&R 6:45 pm Dinner 7:45 pm Fireside worship

Dress Comfortable clothes, shorts and sleeveless shirts are ok Hoodie or jacket

Bring Camera/binoculars Pen/journal Spending money Water bottle/sack lunch Sunglasses/hat/sunscreen/hand sanitizer

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Tonight’s Lodging Gametrackers Camp, Talek

Activities Today we head into the Maasai Mara National Reserve and will enjoy a day filled with amazing wildlife. We will stop at the gate into the reserve just briefly and you will have an opportunity to use the bathroom and then we will slowly meander through the reserve to our campsite. Once we get there we will need everyone to help unload the kitchen supplies before taking their personal items to their cottage/tent. If time allows we will do an optional game drive in the later afternoon. (Hint: Night sounds at camp provide incredible listening enjoyment. Listen for hyenas laughing, lions grunting and the occasional zebra bark or impala snort.)

Elephants in the Maasai Mara

“Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.” –Helen Keller MARA RIVER The Maasai Mara Reserve takes its name from the Mara River which flows through Kenya and Tanzania. Filled with hippos and crocodiles (which measure over 20 ft long and weigh close to a ton), the Mara River lies across the migration path of the wildebeest.



SABBATH, JULY 20, 2013 Today’s Schedule 8:45 am Pancake Breakfast Worship 10:45 am Optional Game Drive *Picnic lunch in the Reserve 5:30 pm Arrive back in camp from Game Drive 6:45 pm Fireside Worship 7:30 pm Light dinner

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Dress Comfortable clothes, shorts and sleeveless shirts are ok Hoodie/lightweight jacket

Bring Camera/binoculars Water bottle Sunglasses/hat/sunscreen

Tonight’s Lodging Gametrackers Camp, Talek

Activities Happy Sabbath! You will finally be able to sleep in and enjoy a late breakfast! After worship there will be an optional game drive where we will spend the day in God’s Book of Nature viewing wildlife. We will drive to the Mara River where we will see crocodiles and hippos and lots of other animals on the way. We will have a picnic lunch in the reserve and then head back to camp for the evening. For those not wanting to go on the game drive – you will be able to just have a quiet day in camp. We will serve a light dinner after worship and you will be able to enjoy your last campfire in Kenya.

Zebras in the Maasai Mara National Reserve

WILDEBEEST MIGRATION The animals migrate between the Serengeti and Mara savannahs in Tanzania and Kenya respectively, in search of grass and water. It is estimated that over 1.5 million of these animals are on the move during the annual migration between June and October. The wildebeest migration phenomenon is so huge that satellites miles away in space are able to capture the surge as a black moving mass of wildebeest on the plains of East Africa. Wildebeest will amass in their thousands at the banks of the Mara River which is rife with the dreaded Nile crocodile and raging currents. Over 250,000 of the wildebeest die from drowning, being stampeded or from crocodiles and other predators every year. The deaths during migration are replenished by the over 400,000 births a year.

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them”. them” – John F Kennedy Animal Checklist __Black-faced Vervet Monkey __Baboon __Bush Baby __Black Backed or Silver Backed Jackal __Bat-eared Fox __White-tailed Mongoose __Blacked-tipped Mongoose __Dwarf Mongoose __Banded Mongoose __Tree Hyrax __Warthog __Spotted Hyena __Cheetah __Serval __Lion __Leopard __African Elephant __Black Rhino __Zebra __Hippo __Crocodile __Topi __Maasai Giraffe __Hartebeest __Wildebeest __Kirk’s Dik Dik __Common Waterbuck __Impala __Thompson’s Gazelle __Grant’s gazelle __Bushbuck __Bohor Reedbuck __Eland __Buffalo __Spitting Cobra __Python

Bird Checklist __Masai Ostrich __Hammerkop __Secretary Bird __Crowned Crane __Little Bee-eater __Sooty Chat __Martial Eagle __Bateleur __Long-Crested Eagle __Augur Buzzard __Yellow-necked Spur Fowl __Helmeted Guinea-Fowl __Kori Bustard __White-bellied Go-away-bird __Lilac-breasted Roller __African Hoopoe __Paradise Flycatcher __Superb Starling __Red Billed/Yellow Billed Ox-pecker __Glossy Ibis __Speckled Mouse Bird __Common Bulbul __Ring Necked Dove __White Browed Robin Chat __Purple Starling __African Pied Wag-tail __Marabou Stork __Hadada Ibis __Sacred Ibis __Egyptian Goose

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“The The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated.” –William James

Activities Everything needs to be packed and loaded today a little earlier than usual as it is a very special day for Global Village Ministries at THE OMALAIKA HOME. Following breakfast, we will leave for the home and do a little game drive on the way if time allows. Then following the dedication service at the home we will check into Sekenani Camp to enjoy some relaxation. There will be opportunity to swim, or just soak in some sunshine and read a book! Enjoy your next 24 hours. You deserve it!

Sekenani Camp

SUNDAY, JULY 21, 2013 Today’s Schedule 6:15 am Breakfast * Load up vehicles *Leave for Sekenani (game drive on the way) 10:00 am THE OLMALAIKA HOME DEDICATION 12:30 pm Check in at Sekenani Camp 1:00 pm Buffet lunch *R&R 7:00 pm Buffet dinner

Dress Comfortable clothes, shorts and sleeveless shirts are ok Hoodie/ jacket

The Olmalaika Home THE OLMALAIKA HOME Today is a very special day! THE OLMALAIKA HOME has been just a dream for years, but today it becomes reality. It is a very special home that will be filled with little girls, giggles, hugs, love, school books and uniforms! Please take the time to read about the girls in the back of the journal and how you can make a difference for the girls that call OLMALAIKA their home. (Olmalaika means “angel” in KiMaasai)

Bring All personal items Keep handyCamera/binoculars Water bottle Sunglasses/hat/sunscreen

Tonight’s Lodging Sekanani Camp – Maasai Mara National Reserve


Tents at Sekenani Camp

Sekanani Cap is situated on the boundary of the Maasai Mara. Comprised of fifteen exceptionally well-designed tents, it si the smallest permanent tented camp in the Mara. It is known for its magnificent setting, excellent cuisine and what is probably one of the most comfortable tents in Africa! (Each tent has a nice big bathtub!) The camp is operated in conjunction with twenty-six Maasai families who have a share in the business and work with the community developing projects involving health care, education, clean water and more.

“A goodbye isn't painful unless you're never going to say hello again.”

~Author Unknown

Activities We will load the truck before breakfast; we need to get an early start on our trip back to Nairobi. It will feel like a long day with all the traveling. On our way back we will stop for some bathroom breaks and you will have a little time to shop, then our final stop will be at Galleria Shopping Center where you will have one last chance to shop and we will have a late lunch at Java House. When we get to MAA we will unload all the supplies, and then you will need to pack up all your personal things that you stored while we were on the mission trip. We load everyone’s things back on the truck and take those that are staying for the optional trips up to the ECD Guesthouses, and then we’ll head to the airport.


Patrick Engle

MONDAY, July 22, 2013 Today’s Schedule 7:00 am Breakfast Buffet 7:45 am Load up the trucks 8:00 am Leave for Nairobi Stop at Galleria Shopping Center Late lunch at Java House Unload supplies and re-pack at MAA Drop off group staying for optional trip at the ECD 6:00 pm Leave for the airport

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Dress Comfortable clothes, shorts and sleeveless shirts are ok Hoodie/lightweight jacket

Bring All personal items Keep handy Camera/spending money Pen/journal/water bottle/hand sanitizer Sunglasses/hat/sunscreen

Tonight’s Lodging (for those staying for the optional trips) East Central Africa Division Guesthouse

The end of a day in Africa

“To the world, you may be one person, person, but to one person, you may be the world.” Heather Cortez

Mt Kenya

Optional Safari 7:00 am Buffet Breakfast 8:30 am Leave for Aberdare Country Club Check into Country Club R&R Lunch Buffet 1:30 pm Optional Game Drive to Solio Game Ranch R&R 7:30 pm Dinner Buffet Lodging: The ARK, inside the Abedare National Park

TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2013 Both Mt Kenya Climbers & Optional Safari 4:00 am Breakfast *Mt Kenya climbers pack sack lunch 4:30 am Load vehicles & leave for Aberdare Country Club 10:45 am Arrive at Aberdare Country Club *Mt Kenya climbers leave Country Club for Mt Kenya National Park (8,530 ft) *Climb begins for those going up the mountain *Optional Safari group head to THE ARK Mt Kenya Schedule Stop to pick rented back packs Check in at the main gate to the park Hike to MET Station 5.5 miles *Sack lunches R&R Dinner Lodging: MET Station Cabin (9,842 ft) Optional Safari 12:30 pm Enter Lunch at Aberdare Country Club R&R Load vehicle at drive to the ARK R&R /Ark activities 7:30 pm Dinner Buffet Lodging: The ARK, Aberdare National Park

THURSDAY, JULY 25, 2013 Mt Kenya Climbers 2:00 am Wake up / Hot drinks 2:30 am Begin hike to Pt. Lenana (ascend 2, 575 ft) 6:30 am Summit (at sunrise) -Descend back down to Mackinders for breakfast, -Descend to MET Station - When everyone arrives at MET Station continue the hike down to the gate Drive to Aberdare Country Club 7:30 pm Dinner Buffet Lodging: Aberdare Country Club Optional Safari 7:30 am Breakfast Buffet 9:30 am Optional Game Drive at Solio Ranch R&R 12:30 pm Buffet Lunch R&R 7:30 pm Dinner Buffet Lodging: Aberdare Country Club

WEDNESDAY, JULY 24, 2013 Mt Kenya Climbers Breakfast Begin 6 mile hike to MacKinders Camp (13,779 ft) Lunch/Snack along the way Plan to arrive at MacKinders by 3:30pm Dinner Lodging: MacKinders Station, in the Teleki Valley

THE ARK in the Aberdare National Park

THE Aberdare Country Club

FRIDAY, JULY 26, 2013 Today’s Schedule 9:00 am Breakfast Buffet 10:00 am Load up and head to Nairobi 3:00 pm Late lunch @ Java House Drop Stephanie & Priscilla @ THE STANLEY HOTEL Leave for the airport 7:00 pm Check in at the Airport * Flight out of Kenya

THANK YOU Even though the trip is over – it is our prayer that you will never forget what you experienced while here in Kenya. Once you get back home it is easy for the memories of the trip to fade, but we hope your lives will have been forever changed, and that the memories of those you touched while here in Kenya will stay forever embedded in your hearts. You have made made a difference by giving a ZAWADI (gift) to those in Kenya. The gift of serving others, shaking hands, holding a child close, listening to someone share their story, holding the hand of an old man, touching an an old mama’s wrinkled face, or praying for someone someone - those are gifts that the people of Kenya will never forget. Those are gifts that each of you gave and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being willing to step out of your comfort zone and serve those who needed to be served. Thank you for coming and making a difference.

Kamunge, Kim & Norbert

GLOBAL VILLAGE MINISTRIES would like to thank everyone who makes our mission trips possible—including donors and those who pray for us.

Global Village Ministries Maasai Girls Education Fund This fund has been set up to help Maasai girls in Kenya that are at high risk of genital mutilation, early childhood marriage and/or are orphans. Donations go to help pay for their education and care.

Each time Global Village Ministries is in Kenya we visit the girls (March, July & Oct), It is a perfect opportunity for the girls to write a little thank you note to their sponsor(s) and tell a little bit about themselves.. If you join us on a mission trip we will make every possible attempt to make sure you have opportunity to spend some time with them. Donations are tax deductible. If you would like to correspond with the child you sponsor, then all you would need to do is send your letter to Kim and she will take it with her to Kenya. If you would like to send a few goodies then we ask that you make sure everything can fit in a quart sized Ziploc bag, and Kim would need it to be to her at least a week before she leaves. Suggested items would be: *A personal letter, keep it simple. They will not understand a lot of the western terminology. The key is to encourage them to do their best. Do not give them your email address, mailing address or phone number. Please do not send any money. *Pictures – mark on the back who they are of. They love pictures. *Stickers, socks, candy, balloons, bookmarks, little perfume samples, gum, erasers, pens are all things they love. Please know that you are not required to send anything! Just the fact that you are helping with their education is more than enough!

The cost for each girl to attend school, have the needed supplies and stay at the Olmalaika Home is around $1000 per year depending on the class/grade they are in and the school they attend. Each donation makes a difference no matter how large or small – together they change a life, which in turn will change an entire community. 100% of your donation goes to the home and the care of the girls. This Olmalaika Home is supported by donations only, and so no matter how large or small the donation is – it makes a significant difference to the girls. Thank you for making that difference – it’s a difference that impacts them for eternity.

Our Global Village Ministries’ Family

Kisima is 5 years old and has six siblings. Her mother is a widow and currently pregnant. Even though Kisima is only 5, they had already scheduled her for circumcision (FGM) and her husband to be had already paid dowry to her parents for her. Kisima’s situation was very urgent and we are thrilled to have her in our home now.

Lona is 5 years old and her father was put in jail for a robbery when she was just5 months old and is still there. Her mother abandoned her after a while and she was put in the care of her grandmother who is blind. There was not much hope for Lona’s future, but now she is in our care and happy to be in school.

Mariamu is 6 years old and has six siblings. Her mother is a widow and collects firewood and sells it in order to make some money to buy food for the children. When families are in extreme poverty like Mariamu’s, then they see no other option but to circumcise the girl and marry her off. She dreams of someday teaching other children in school.

Parakwo is 6 years old. Her dad worked as a borehole digger, but fell while working and broke both legs and his spine. He is now paralyzed from the waist down. Her mother sold all their animals in order to pay for hospital bills and married off her 9 year old sister (she was rescued from the marriage recently). The family had taken money for Parakuo by a man that was going to marry her and circumcision (FGM) was scheduled. She was taken from her family and we were asked to put her in our care. She is now in school ☺


is 6 years old. Her father passed away four years ago, and since then Soile’s mother

has remarried. She is no longer wanted, so they took her back to her grandmother. Soile’s grandmother is unable to care for her and so marriage was the only option. Soile loves to place sports and dreams of being a teacher someday. She is now in first grade.

Nekok is 7 years old and in third grade. Her father passed away and her uncle’s had decided to have her circumcised (FGM) so she could be married off. When she was brought to us the circumcision ceremony was just a few days away. She is in our care now and dreams of being a doctor and helping others when she is grown up.

Tetoe is 8 years old and was born out of wedlock, when her mother recently married someone she abandoned her. Tetoe’s grandmother is trying to raise her, but she is a widow and has nothing to offer. Tetoe is now in the Sekenani Primary School in Nursery Class.

Lanet is 9 years old and was being raised by her mother, but she abandoned her. Lanet’s grandmother is trying to care for her, but she has nothing, and is just not able to give her the care she needs. Lanet is now in 3rd grade at Sekenani Primary School.

Doris is 9 years old, she was circumcised (underwent female genital mutilation - FGM) the end of March and this past April she was being married to a 32 year old man and the police showed up and interrupted the ceremony, arrested her father and took Doris to the children’s office in Narok. They contacted us and asked if we would take her. She is now in school and calls Olmalaika her home. ☺

Norkeju is 10 years old. She is an orphan who lived with her grandma who is extremely poor. She is currently in 5th grade. Without our financial support for her education her grandma would have had no choice but to have her circumcised and married off. Norkeju is now attends Sekenani Primary School.

Mote is 10 years old. In March she endured FGM and in April she would have been the second wife to a man 38 years old if the police had not shown up. Her dad has fled and is in hiding somewhere. The police took her to the children office in Narok and they contacted us and asked if we would take her. She is now in school at feels at home in THE OLMALAIKA HOME. ☺

Naanyu is 10 years old and in 5


grade. Her parents are still both alive, but

she was not allowed to go to school because of a family disagreement. Instead she was forced to work extra while the other children were at school. She was beaten on a regular basis and we struggled to get her to smile or communicate with us when we first met her. She is in school Sekenani Primary School and the smile has not left her face!

Seleyian is 10 years old and is an orphan.

Her grandmother was trying to raise her

and could not afford to take care of her let alone send her to school. She was able to stay in school due to help from “well-wishers� but the family had decided to proceed with her circumcision and then marry her off so they would not have to worry about her anymore. She is now in our care and attends Sekenani Primary School.

Yiamat is 11 years old and is an orphan.

Her father passed away about 6 years ago,

and 3 years ago her mother died. As is the custom for many Maasai they laid her mother out for wild animals to eat, but after three days and no wild animals coming, they hired two men to dig a very shallow grave where they put her mother. Her grandmother is struggling to take care of her. Yiamat is from Siana area on the edge of Maasai Mara National Reserve and now is in grade 7th at the Sekenani Primary School.

Natumoi is 12 years old and in grade 5. Her parents are both alive; her father has two wives. When school was finished in November of 2011 a circumcision ceremony was scheduled for her. Natumoi did not want to be circumcised and so she is now in our care and started school at Sekenani Primary School. Her smile is so refreshing ~ she just twinkles!

Nemushen is 14 years old and in grade 6. Her mother is alive, but her father was killed by an elephant. When school was finished the end of November 2011 a circumcision was planned for her. She did not want to be circumcised and dreamed of finishing school. Nemushen is now in our care and attends Sekenani Primary School.

Nyamalo is 13 years old and in grade 8 at Sekenani Primary School. Her father was an alcoholic and has died, and her mother is an alcoholic and does not take care of her, so she basically has no family. She comes from the area of Talek on the edge of the Maasai Mara National Reserve. She is now in our care and feels like she has a family again! â˜ş

Jackline is 14 years old and has four siblings. Her father has passed away and she was circumcised in 2007 and when she was brought to us her uncle was in the process of planning her wedding to a 38 year old man. She is now in grade 7 at Sekanani Primary School and has dreams of becoming a physician someday.

Carren is 14 years old and she both of her parents have passed away. She has been able to stay in school because of “well-wishers” that have given funds to help her out on occasion. She is a smart girl and has done well in school. Because this is her 8th grade year there was a huge concern that she would be married off at the end of the year, so we now have her in our care and she is able to continue her education. ☺

Felister is 16 years old and has nine siblings. Her mother did everything she could to provide funds for her education. When she sat for her finals in 8th grade she knew that she would soon undergo female genital mutilation and marriage, as there were no more funds to keep her in school. She begged to be taken in by us and put in school and is now attending boarding school at Eor-Ekule Secondary School near Narok.

Lillian come from Kilgoris area and when she completed 8


grade a circumcision

ceremony was being planned for her. She ran to a pastor’s home and begged for him to keep her safe. The pastor contacted us and she is now in school at Eor-Ekule Secondary School where she can be safe and finish her education

Nancy comes from the Narok area and is 16 years old. Her mother is alone and has nothing to offer her to help pay for school. Nancy was told she would have to leave school due to a lack of school fees. She went to the principal’s office and sobbed, begging to be allowed to stay. She told the principal that if she left she would never return for her mother would have to marry her off. The very next day we showed up at the school and heard her story…… we were touched by her story and she is now back in school at Eor-Ekule Secondary School and VERY happy!

Setoon is 16 years old and had completed 8


grade when she found out that her

older brother was in the process of organizing her wedding. She ran away from home looking for a rescue center and now is in our care. She started back to school in January of 2012

We also have a “Nairobi Street Boys Education Fund� that gives children in Nairobi an opportunity to get off the streets and continue their education. We have set up a general fund for them, and as long as money is in it the boys will be able to stay in school

Lawrence is eight years old and there are 4 in his family. His mom has HIV and Lawrence has spent time on the streets of Nairobi looking for food and help. Their home is in the slum and he is back there now with his mom and everyday heads out to the road in his school uniform and rides the school bus to school.

Joseph is nine years old and lives with his mom. There are three in their family. He has already spent some time living on the streets of Nairobi as his family has nothing and he was looking for food. He is back home with his mom now and they live in the slums, but he is so excited about being able to go back to school and each day puts on his uniform and heads to the road to be picked up by the school bus.

James is nine years old and he is in third grade. He is a bright child and lives with his family in the slums. Every Sunday he attends a local church and he is thrilled to know that he will be able to continue going to school.

We have made one exception to our rule, and that is Saibatau who has such a HUGE desire to make a difference for his community, and so we have opted to put him in our sponsorship program. He is from the Olorte area and lives with his parents when out of school on holidays.

Siabatau comes from an extremely poor family, but a family that believes in education for all. He is the top of class, and has to drop out due to no money to pay for school. His father sold their cow in order to keep him in school. GVM saw in him an opportunity to invest in a young man who will someday make a huge difference for this community.


Evaline Nanka

is the matron at THE OLMALAIKA HOME. She and her husband

have been blessed with six children. Five of them are girls, ages 14, 11, 9, 7 and 4 years old, and finally they had a boy who is now 2 years old. Evaline is a wonderful lady who has a tender heart for children and was raised in a typical Maasai home as a child, so understands and can empathize in a very personal way with the girls

Rose Pesi is the assistant matron for THE OLMALAIKA HOME. She lives wit her husband and their four girls in the community of Sekenani. We feel very blessed to have found a Maasai family that believes in educating girls and protecting them from genital mutilation and early childhood marriage.

Daniel Koshal is 38 years old. He has two children and has worked as a gardener and a water supervisor for several years. He now lives in the community of Sekenani. Daniel is one of our watchmen and will be a huge help with the garden and fruit trees.

Remit Ole Keyia is 47 years old and he and his wife have four children. He has worked doing manual labor and as a watchman in the past and is now a watchman at THE OLMALAIKA HOME

Sekenoi Ole Loinyio is 22 years old and had worked as a watchman in Nakuru before coming to work for us at THE OLMALAIKA HOME.

The mission of THE OLMALAIKA HOME is to house and protect young disadvantaged Maasai girls, providing a warm, nurturing and loving environment; guiding them to see themselves as persons of value through God's eyes; fostering respect and appreciation for their peers, teachers, leaders, and culture, enabling them to be a generation of educated, productive, respected and valuable young women.

Global Village Ministries is building the Olmalaika Home which means “angel� in KiMaasai. The home is for young Maasai girls who are at risk of genital mutilation, early childhood marriage and/or are total orphans. The girls need to know they are valued, loved, and have a place they can call home where they can have a mother figure who will be able to mentor them. Global Village Ministries is passionate about giving girls the opportunity to be educated and also feel that it is important for them to continue to be surrounded by the positive things within the Maasai culture and be proud of their rich heritage. The home is in Sekenani on school property, and the girls are blessed with two an amazing matrons who are Maasai and are able to reach out to them with hope, love and encouragement. We are also hoping to set up some intern opportunities for students, or opportunities for nurse/physicians/teachers to come and spend as long as they want at the home and work with the children, plus the community. This home needs each of you and others to be able to continue to give the girls a safe and loving environment. It is run and maintained on a donation basis only. That includes the salaries of the staff, food, and up keep of the building, plus we still need to put in a well so that they can plant a garden and fruit trees, plus solar panels so they can have lights in the home. We would love for you to keep us in your prayers as we continue to raise the funds for this ongoing project. We cannot do it without you. Thank you for making a difference for these young Maasai girls!

The Maasai People The Maasai live in Kenya and Tanzania. They are nomadic herdsmen cattle, (wealth is measured in cows) and live in huts made from mud and cattle dung. Maasai gender roles are very distinct, with the men (warriors) protecting the people, and the women doing the household work. Faith and Religion The Maasai god is called Enkai. Enkai is seen as male and female at the same time. Enkai is believed to manifest in many forms, including in mountains, colors and the moon Culture and Lifestyle The role of the Maasai Warrior is a big part of the Maasai culture, which is a period of life all men go through between boyhood and when they finally become elders. A Maasai warrior is responsible for protecting the herds of cattle, as well as the villages themselves. The steps to becoming a warrior involve a number of agebased rituals and ceremonies, including circumcision. A warrior can have more than one wife, providing he has enough cattle to feed a large family. The Maasai women build and take care of the home, cook, carry the water and firewood from long distances, and take care of the children. Upon their circumcision girls considered to be adult women, and are promptly married (sometimes the same day). Their status in society as wives isn't particularly high although they are respected as mothers. Death (enkeeya) is the inevitable end of a Maasai’s life journey. Maasai traditionally mourned their dead and the common practice now is to hold a small ceremony, after which a grave is dug and the body buried. Stones are then piled upon the grave, without tombstones or markers.

Education The Maasai have resisted modern education. In Kenya, Maasai literacy rates are below 20%, and fall as low as 5% among clans pursing a purely nomadic lifestyle. Due to their semi-nomadic ways, it is not easy to provide essential services, but most have mobile telephone.

General Information about Kenya Kenya’s Population - Approximately 44 million Size of Kenya - 581,309 sq. km or 224,445 sq miles Life Expectancy – Adults is 63 years.

Time is Elastic – The Kenyans have a very relaxed attitude about punctuality. In general, Kenyans are tolerantly amused by the Western obsession with punctuality. Respect for Kenya – Kenya fought a bitter battle for its independence and holds both its flag and national anthem in high regard. In deference to the Kenyan flag, visitors should be silent and stand when it is either raised or lowered. Protection of Nature – It is illegal to purchase or take out of the country shells, rocks, feathers, coral, ivory, any undomesticated animal’s skin or teeth, etc. Photography – Always ask people permission to take their picture, particularly in rural areas where superstition still suggests that the camera is a stealer of souls. A token payment is often expected as a form of polite appreciation. Body Language and Gestures – Kenyan males are often seen holding hands, which has nothing to do with sexual orientation and everything to do with fellowship. Pointing with your finger or beckoning someone to come with your finger is considered very rude.

July 2013 Team Trivia Countries Represented: USA – Colorado, Florida, Maryland, Michigan, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Washington Australia – Warburton, Victoria Kenya – Nairobi and Ongata Rongai Professions: Medical Physicians: 5 (Surgeon, Pediatrician, ER/Medical Director, Internal Medicine) Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Registered Nurse/Midwife: 7 Licensed Practical Nurse Realtor Engineering Consultant CPA/Accountant: 2 Communication/Journalism Retired Bookkeeper Furniture Mover Retired Retail/Floral Production Manager Videographer Child Care High School Teacher/Coach Elementary Teacher: 2 Denominations Represented: Assembly of God, Catholic, Latter-Day Saints, Methodist, Non-Denominational, Seventh-Day Adventist Students: University: 4 High school: 6 Elem/Middle School: 3 We range in age from: 10 years old to 73 years old First Time to Africa: 28 people First Trip with Global Village Ministries 35 people Team Size: 47 - largest ever in July


ZAWADI ~ July 2013  

Global Village Ministries journal for our Medical/Dental Mission Trip to Kenya. It is full of pictures, daily schedule and information

ZAWADI ~ July 2013  

Global Village Ministries journal for our Medical/Dental Mission Trip to Kenya. It is full of pictures, daily schedule and information