Tom on a Mission

In October of 2013 I traveled to Kenya for my first ever mission trip with SERV International.  I’m headed back again this year in September and am working to raise $4,000.  Please support my journey and travel with me (in spirit) by making a donation* HERE.  My goal of $4,000 can be reached thanks to you!  *100% tax deductible.  #Grateful.

Here are images from my first mission trip to Kenya. Thanks to you we were able to provide food, water, shelter and provide life to so many women, children and men who have nothing.

ChristmasCard_edit copy Thank You for helping me raise the money needed to travel to Africa with  SERV International providing Food Water Shelter and Life. SERV feeds starving people all around the world for just a nickel a meal.  Unbelievable isn’t it.  Just one shiny nickel can give a life saving meal to someone who has nothing…is starving and can live another day thanks to your shiny nickel! Donate a nickel or 100 of them and please help support my journey back HERE.

   This year our team will be traveling to a village where women walk 10 miles one way to find water and carry it back to their village.  Women make this trip daily.  Our SERV well campaign raised the money to drill a well for fresh drinking water right in their village so many lives can be save!!.

My first Africa journey  was filled with joy, healing, laughter, love and spiritual growth.  God revealed himself in ways I never imagined and I grew to be a better person because of it.  Eleven of us made the trek across the world and am truly grateful for each of them.  Steve, Jim, Dave, Kathleen, Donnah, Kelly, Dan, Jamey, Brady and Bryan, thank you for helping create memories that will last forever.  Enjoy some of my favorite moments:

(Enjoy my SERV Dominican Republic trip here.)

SERV Africa Mission Trip

from SERV International

from SERV International

My choice to capture our mission trips with SERV

My choice to capture our mission trips with SERV

from our first village.

from our first village.

108 in the shade

108 in the shade

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Walks 8 miles a day one way to deliver the message of God

Walks 8 miles a day one way to deliver the message of God

Our final day included a beautiful safari.  We flew through a double rainbow leaving

Our final day included a beautiful safari. We flew through a double rainbow leaving

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Tom Jim and Steve

Tom Jim and Steve

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The best way to hydrate in 110 degrees! Grown at House of Hope

The best way to hydrate in 110 degrees! Grown at House of Hope

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Life saving nutritious food feeds 50 people in one bag

Life saving nutritious food feeds 50 people in one bag

villagers

Thank You James for your shining spirit!

Thank You James for your shining spirit!

located in Lodwar Kenya.  http://www.ServOne.org

located in Lodwar Kenya. http://www.ServOne.org

over House of Hope in Lodwar

over House of Hope in Lodwar

are filled with life...dreams...

are filled with life…dreams…

is in need of repair...SERV needs a new Land Rover desperately! Thank You!!

is in need of repair…SERV needs a new Land Rover desperately! Thank You!!

Greeted by all the colorful members of this village was emotionally overwhelming

Greeted by all the colorful members of this village was emotionally overwhelming

Food distribution

Food distribution

His only meal this day filled with 688 calories

His only meal this day filled with 688 calories

Love these guys! I LOVE IT!!

Love these guys! I LOVE IT!!

Lodwar Kenya

Lodwar Kenya

Grateful for the opportunity to represent Delta on board from Amsterdam to Atlanta collecting money for Breast Cancer research!

Grateful for the opportunity to represent Delta on board from Amsterdam to Atlanta collecting money for Breast Cancer research!

passing in the early morning.  Just awesome.

passing in the early morning. Just awesome.

Spending time reflecting on the amazing day.

Spending time reflecting on the amazing day.

Brady and I loved speeding through the Masai Mara in our Land Rover!

Brady and I loved speeding through the Masai Mara in our Land Rover!

Smiles and love at every turn

Smiles and love at every turn

Bought this beautiful basket in the Lodwar market for just $8.

Bought this beautiful basket in the Lodwar market for just $8.

Seeing herself for the first time in my camera phone!

Seeing herself for the first time in my camera phone!

We were the first Americans allowed in to this private home.

We were the first Americans allowed in to this private home.

Our First Village of food distribution.  Amazing!

Our First Village of food distribution. Amazing!

She just wants to learn.

She just wants to learn.

Table

I prayed about her for a year and then finally met her. #LifeChangeInAction

I prayed about her for a year and then finally met her. #LifeChangeInAction

Largest slum in Kenya

Largest slum in Kenya

The love and light of Jesus lives here.

The love and light of Jesus lives here.

Grateful for the hospitality

Grateful for the hospitality

I kissed a giraffe and I liked it! (but it didn't taste like cherry chapstick...)

I kissed a giraffe and I liked it! (but it didn’t taste like cherry chapstick…)

Love and laughter

with a leopard relaxing in top!

with a leopard relaxing in top!

King of the Jungle

Located in Masai Mara at Sarova

Located in Masai Mara at Sarova

Village House of Hope

Children in this village repeatedly chased us with joy daily as we traveled through

Children in this village repeatedly chased us with joy daily as we traveled through

Allowing Jesus Christ in to their life

Allowing Jesus Christ in to their life

Ohh la la!

Ohh la la!

signify your ranking in a tribe

signify your ranking in a tribe

load the Land Rover at House of Hope for food distribution in villages

load the Land Rover at House of Hope for food distribution in villages

I Love It!

I Love It!

 

View my mission trip with SERV to Dominican Republic HERE.

Tom on a Mission

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