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Day Four - Computers, Calculus, and Christ

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Our team has a wide range of personality types: we have extroverts and introverts, athletes and academics.  Though we are different, God channeled our talents into the niches that we are continuing to realize at AIC Zion. The day began with Bill setting up dozens of donated laptops--which...

Day Three - Perspective

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As we served in the classrooms and ventured into the Mathare slum for the first time, we gained perspective on the challenges confronting AIC Zion's students and the magnitude of Zion's broader mission to raise people out of poverty. The first item on today's docket was visiting students' homes...

Day Two - One Body

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Imagine a Sunday at The Bible Chapel during which services blend together with no clear beginning or end, individuals are called at random to lead prayers in front of the entire church, and congregants form conga lines during rambunctiously fun worship songs.  Add some moments of...

Day One - Why Zion?

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On the evening of July 5, our team of nine began our journey from Pittsburgh to the Mathare slums of Nairobi, Kenya.  After spanning twenty hours and 8,000 miles of travel, we safely arrived in Nairobi, where we will spend the next eight days serving at AIC Zion's church and school. ...

Eastern Shores Virginia - Day #3

Posted by Brad Sommerfeldt on

Before the serving began, my group was assigned to breakfast duty for today. While we were in the kitchen, we were listening to music to wake us up and trying to make it really fun. My group, the Spider-man group, had the opportunity to serve at Kids Club. We worked with the other church at Kids...

Eastern Shores Virginia - Day #2

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Posted by Brad Sommerfeldt on

This afternoon, my group was blessed with the chance to serve for a second day at Kid’s Club. It is an amazing environment containing a summer camp for the children on the island to attend, and for many, a rare chance to create a positive memory amidst the many trials they face on a...

Eastern Shores Virginia - Day #1

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Posted by Brad Sommerfeldt on

It's Monday – so it’s our first day of serving. I've known for a while now that this work is my calling, but for one of the first times ever I've really felt affirmation on that passion. We got here yesterday and it seemed as though nothing was going according to my plan...

11 hours later....

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Posted by Brad Sommerfeldt on

Well, we made it safe and sound to the Eastern Shores of Virginia!! Our expectation was that the trip was going to take roughly 9 hours for us to reach our destination. After a few emergency bathroom stops and a long lunch break, we made it to our destination in a little over 11 hours. It was a...

God’s presence at the Faith House

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Posted by Ashley Adams on

It was a beautiful new day and we were still singing when the evening came! We started early this morning at Maepawit High School.We had the privilege to teach English to the students in grades 7-12.  We started out with a scavenger hunt that Jaclyn and I had prepared in advance. They were...

Testimonies, Leadership and Fellowship

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Posted by Glenn Delich on

It’s hard to know where to begin when our time here has been so blessed and we’ve enjoyed so many high points. The past two evenings we’ve shared testimonies with the girls of Faith House. I noticed as Vonnie & Scott did their testimonies the girls couldn’t take their...